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REF  BX9099  .F37  1915  v. 3 
Scott,  Hew,  1791-1872. 
Fasti  ecclesi   scotican 


FASTI  ECCLESI.E  SCOTICAN^ 


SYNOD  OF  GLASGOW  AND  AYR 


EDITORIAL    COMMITTEE 

The  Rev.  W.  S.  Crockett,  Minister  of  Tweedsmuir,  Convener  and  General  Editor 

Francis  James  Grant,  W.S.,  Rothesay  Herald  and  Lyon  Clerk,  Vice-Convener 

and  Joint-Editor. 

The  Very  Rev.  Professor  James  Cooper,  D.D.,  D.Litt.,  D.C.L. 

W.  Traquair  Dickson,  W.S. 

The  Rev.  Professor  James  Mackinnon,  Ph.D.,  D.D. 

Sir  James  Balfour  Paul,  C.V.O.,  LL.D.,  Lord  Lyon  King-of-Arms. 

The  Rev.  Arthur  P.  Sym,  B.D. 

The  Rev.  Robert  W.  Weir,  D.D. 


GENERAL   COMMITTEE 


The  Very  Rev.  David  Paul,  D.D.,  LL.D., 
Edinburgh 

The  Rev.  Thomas  Burns,  D.D.,  Edinburgh 

The  Rev.  W.  W.  Coats,  D.D.,  Brechin 

The  Rev.  R.  Menzies  Fergusson,  D.D., 
Logie 

The  Rev.  James  Gillan,  D.D.,  Edinburgh 
The  Rev.  J.  King  Hewison,  D.D.,  Rothesay 
The  Rev.  J.  Mitchell,  D.D.,  Mauchline 
The  Rev.  Robert  Pryde,  D.D.,  Glasgow 
The  Rev.  J.  R.  Aitken,  M.A.,  Edinburgh 
The  Rev.  William  Auld,  B.D.,  Carnock 
The  Rev.  James  W.  Blake,  M.A.,  Temple 
The  Rev.  John  Burleigh,  Ednam 
The  Rev.  Andrew  Burns,  Fenwick 
The  Rev.  J.  A.  Cameron,  B.D.,  Legerwood 
The  Rev.  A.  J.  Campbell,  B.A.,  Glasgow 
The  Rev.  J.  T.  Cox,  B.D.,  Dyce 
The  Rev.  A.  A.  Duncan,  B.D.,  Auchterless 
The    Rev.    Richard    Henderson,    B.D., 
Longside 


The  Rev.  Geo.  D.  Hutton,  M.A.,  B.Sc, 
Bothkennar 

The  Rev.  J.  F.  Leishman,  M.A.,  Linton 

The  Rev.  A.  J.  Macdonald,  Killearnan 

The  Rev.  A.  M.  MacGregor,  Lochryan 

The  Rev.  Arch.  Maclaren,  Glasgow 

The  Rev.  J.  Muirhead,  B.D.,  Avendale 

The  Rev.  J.  W.  Murray,  B.A.(Oxon.),  Manor 

The  Rev.  W.  H.  Porter,  Cidts,  Pitlessie 

The  Rev.  Harry  Smith,  M.A.,  Old  Kil- 
patrick 

The  Rev.  James  Smith,  B.D.,  Aberdeen 

The  Rev.  W.  Stephen,  B.D.,  Inverkeithing 

The     Rev.     D.     Macfarlane     Wilson, 
Thornton 

The  Rev.  Wm.  Wilson,  M.A.,  Trossachs 

C.  E.  W.  Macpherson,  C.A.,  Edin. 

Thomas  Reid,  M.A.,  Lanark 

J.  H.  Stevenson,  M.B.E.,  K.C.,  Advocate, 
Edinburgh 


FASTI   ECCLESIiE 
SCOTICAN.E 

THE    SUCCESSION    OF    MINISTERS    IN 

THE    CHURCH    OF   SCOTLAND  FROM 

THE    REFORMATION 

/      BY 

HEW^SCOTT,    D.D. 


NEW    EDITION 

Revised  and  continued  to  the  Present  Time  under  the  Superintendence 
of  a  Committee  appointed  by  the  General  Assembly 


VOLUME    III 

SYNOD    OF    GLASGOW    AND    AYR 


OLIVER    AND     BOYD 

EDINBURGH:     TWEEDDALE    COURT 

1920 


PREFATORY    NOTE 

The  Editorial  Committee  regret  the  delay  in  issuing  this  Third 
Volume  of  the  Fasti.  The  Volume  has  been  in  type  for  a  year,  but 
publishing  difficulties  having  arisen  in  consequence  of  the  enormous 
increase  in  printing  expenses,  the  work  could  not  be  further  proceeded 
with  at  the  time. 

Volume  Three,  including  within  its  scope  the  Presbytery  of 
Glasgow,  has  entailed  an  unusual  amount  of  often  difficult  and 
arduous  research.  Thanks  must  be  accorded  to  many  persons,  both 
clerical  and  lay,  who  have  helped  in  the  preparation  of  this  Volume. 
The  Committee  are  specially  indebted  for  much  assistance  to  the 
Clerks  of  the  various  Presbyteries,  and  to  the  Rev.  Andrew  Burns, 
Fenwick;  the  Rev.  W.  S.  Brownlee,  Clydebank;  the  Rev.  John  Muirhead, 
Avendale;  the  Rev.  Archibald  Maclaren,  Glasgow,  and  Mr  Thomas 
Reid,  M.A.,  Lanark.  They  have  also  to  thank  Mr  D.  A.  Boyd, 
Saltcoats,  and  Mr  James  R.  Anderson,  Ayr,  for  placing  valuable 
notes  at  their  disposal.  Pains  have  been  taken  to  verify  the  informa- 
tion given,  but  the  book  does  not  claim  to  be  immaculate.  It  has 
been  found  that  information  taken  from  pedigrees,  and  even  from 
tombstones,  is  frequently  contradictory  and  misleading.  Causes  of 
trouble  nearly  always  occur  in  proper  names  and  dates.  In  almost 
eveiy  case,  however,  the  material  now  furnished  has  been  transcribed 
from  the  Records  of  the  Church,  the  Separate  Registers  of  each 
Presbytery,  the  Public  Records  in  H.M.  Register  House  and  else- 
where, and  all  the  printed  literature  available  on  Parish  and  Family 
Histories,  Biographies,  Newspaper  Sketches,  etc. 

The  Volume  has  been  brought  down  to  the  eve  of  publication. 

10th  June  1920. 


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CONTENTS 


Abbreviations 

Synod  of  Glasgow  and  Ayr — 
I.  Presbytery  of  Ayr 
II.  Presbytery  of  Irvine 

III.  Presbytery  of  Paisley 

IV.  Presbytery  of  Greenock 
V.  Presbytery  of  Hamilton 

VI.  Presbytery  of  Lanark 
VII.  Presbytery  of  Dunbarton 
VIII.  Presbytery  of  Glasgow 

Bibliography  of  Church  and  Parish  Histories,  etc. 

Index  of  Parishes  and  Chapels    . 

Index  of  Ministers  .  .  -  . 


PAOB 

viii 


1 
78 
131 
190 
220 
284 
325 
371 

493 

508 

513 


ABBREVIATIONS 


adm. 

.     admitted 

marr. 

.     married 

app. 

.     appointed 

min.    . 

.     minister 

bapt. 

.     baptized 

ord.     . 

.     ordained 

coll. 

.     collated 

pres.  . 

.     presented 

cont. 

.     contract 

presb. 

.     presbytery 

(marriage) 

pro.    . 

.     proclaimed 

dem. 

.     demitted 

res.     . 

.     resigned 

dep. 

.     deposed 

S.£>. 

.     without  issue 

ind. 

.     inducted 

trans. 

.     translated 

inst. 

.     instituted 

univ. 

.     university 

licen. 

.     licensed 

unmarr. 

.     unmarried 

SYNOD  OF  GLASGOW  AND  AYR 


The  Synod  Eegister  begins  30th  August  1687. 


PEESBYTEEY   OF  AYR 

[In  1581  the  General  Assembly  had  in  view  the  erection  of  a  Presbytery  at  Ayr.  How 
soon  thereafter  this  Court  was  actually  constituted  does  not  appear.  The  Presbytery 
Eegister  begins  at  20th  April  1642.  There  is  a  gap  in  the  Records  from  22nd  Jan.  1651 
to  3rd  Aug.  1687.] 


ALLOWAY  (Q.S.). 

[The  parish  of  Alloway  is  ancient,  and 
was  a  prebend  of  the  Chapel  Royal  of 
Stirling.  Its  church  was  dedicated  to  St 
Mungo.  In  1690  the  parishes  of  Ayr  and 
Alloway  were  united.  The  ancient  church 
of  this  parish,  "  Alloway's  auld  haunted 
kirk,"  the  romantic  scene  of  Tam  o'  Shanter's 
ghostly  vision,  still  stands  roofless  in  its 
churchyard,  a  finely  placed,  impressive  ruin. 
Near  its  west  end  is  St  Mungo's  Well,  which 
Burns  has  not  overlooked  in  the  poem.  In 
the  churchyard  is  buried  William  Burns, 
the  poet's  father.  In  1858  a  mission  chapel 
was  built  close  to  the  churchyard  gate.  By 
decree  of  the  Court  of  Teinds,  4th  July 
1860,  Alloway  was  disjoined  from  Ayr,  and 
erected  anew  as  a  separate  parish.  In 
addition  to  the  territory  within  its  ancient 
boundaries,  Alloway  thereafter  included 
certain  lands  on  the  right  bank  of  the 
Water  of  Doon  taken  from  the  parish 
of  Maybole.  In  1891  the  modern  parish 
church  of  Alloway  was  considerably 
enlarged.] 

JAMES  RAMSAY,  reader  from  1567  to 
156^     1580;    pres.   to   the   parsonage    and 
vicarage  by  James  VI.  28th  March 
1573.— [Reg.  Assig.] 

VOL.  III. 


JAMES    DALRYMPLE,  min.  of  Ayr; 
1573    pres.  to  the  vicarage  13th  Aug.  1573. 

THOMAS    FALCONER,  reader  in 
1589     1589. 

ANDREW    MILLAR,    min.    in    1628; 
1628    pres.  to  Girvan  26th  Nov.  1632. 

DAVID  M'QUORNE,  min.  before  1636. 
As  he  had  neither  manse,  glebe,  nor 
competent  allowance,  the  Presb.,  on 
12th  July  1643,  apparently  gave  him  leave 
to  accept  a  call  to  any  other  parish,  but  it 
was  not  till  11th  Sept.  1662  that  he  was 
pres.  to  Straiton. 


1636 


1859 


JOHN  LOCHHEAD,  born  Toward, 
Argyll,  1833,  eldest  son  of  Thomas 
L.,  farmer ;  educated  at  Glasgow 
Univ. ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunoon ;  ord. 
17th  Feb.  1859  ;  first  min.  of  the  parish  4th 
July  1860  ;  res.  on  account  of  voice  failure, 
1880,  and  went  to  reside  at  Cheltenham. 

SAMUEL  MARCUS  DILL,  born  Belfast, 
20th  Dec.  1843,  son  of  Professor  Robert 
Foster  D.,  M.D.,  M.R.C.S.,  Queen's 
College,  Belfast,  and  Catherine  Haughton 
Rentoul ;  educated  at  Royal  Belfast  Institu- 
tion, Queen's  College,  Belfast,  Assembly's 
Theological    College,    Belfast,    Theological 


1881 


ALLOW  AY— ANNBANK 


[PKESB.  OF 


College,  Geneva ;  Queen's  University,  Ire- 
land; B.A.  (1864),  M.A.  (1866),  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Belfast  Dec.  1867  ;  ord.  to  Cumber, 
Co.  Londonderry,  5th  May  1868 ;  trans,  to 
Ballymena,  Co.  Antrim,  7th  May  1874 ; 
adm.  here  5th  May  1881 ;  D.D.  (United 
Theological  Faculties  of  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Ireland,  1907);  joint -convener 
of  Committee  on  Small  Livings  1912 ; 
Moderator  of  the  General  Assembly  21st 
May  1912;  dem.  4th  June  1918.  Marr. 
4th  July  1878,  Agnes  Graham,  daugh.  of 
John  James  Kowe  of  Dinglefield,  Liverpool, 
and  has  issue — Kathleen  Norah,  army  nurse, 
born  14th  June  1880 ;  Marcus  Graham, 
brevet  major  R.A.M.C.,  served  in  France, 
bom  22nd  Feb.  1882  ;  Robert  Foster,  D.S.O., 
captain  129th  Baluchis,  born  6th  June 
1883,  killed  in  France  11th  April  1915; 
Agnes  Rosa,  born  4th  Jan.  1887 ;  John 
Rowe,  lieut.  49th  Punjabis,  born  3rd  Dec. 
1889,  killed  in  France,  6th  June  1915; 
Hessy  Foster,  born  31st  Jan.  1892  ;  Alfred 
Vincent,  M.B.,  Ch.B.,  born  26th  April 
1893  ;  Louise  le  Blanc,  born  20th  May  1897. 
Publications  —  Sermons  and  Contributions 
to  Theological  and  Literary  Magazines ; 
The  Church,  The  Body  of  Christ  [Assembly 
Closing  Address]  (Edinburgh,  1912). 

JOHN     M'FARLANE     HAMILTON, 

born  Beith,  28th  April  1879,  son  of 
John  H.  and  Isabella  Steedman ; 
educated  at  Beith  Academy,  Vale  of  Leven 
Academy,  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(1902),  B.D.  (1905);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Dunbarton  April  1905 ;  assistant  at  Ren- 
frew ;  ord.  to  St  James's,  Ayr,  14th  Feb. 
1912  ;  trans,  and  adm.  18th  Dec.  1918. 


ANNBANK  (Q.S.). 

[A  chapel  was  built  at  Annbank  in  1871. 
This  parish,  erected  10th  July  1914  by  the 
Court  of  Teinds,  was  disjoined  from  the 
parishes  of  Tarbolton  and  St  Quivox.] 

GEORGE  M'CONACHIE,  M.A;  ord. 
1st  Oct.  1873;  trans,  to  Rerrick 
24th  July  1877. 

GAVIN   CRAWFORD,  ord.    18th  Oct. 
77     1877 ;     trans,    to    Fauldhouse    20th 
June  1882. 


THOMAS  WALLS,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
1882     Edinburgh  12th  May  1880  ;  ord.  25th 
Sept.    1882;     res.    1st    Dec.    1886; 
was  assistant  at  Shettleston  1892. 

ANDREW  ROBERTSON,  M.A.;    ord. 
30th   Dec.   1886;   trans,   to   Cadzow 


1886 


13th  Dec.  1888. 


JOHN  MANN  CALLAN,  educated  at 

1889     Univ-    of    Glasgow;     M.A.    (1882); 

licen.  and  ord.  by  Presb.  of  Dunoon 

to  Presbyterian  Church,  Balwearie,  Pictou, 

Nova  Scotia,  1886;  adm.  here  1889;  res.  1895. 

MELVILLE    VIPONT     ANDERSON 
1895     [afterwards  David  Avenel  Vipont]; 
ord.  28th  Aug.   1895;    trans,   to   St 
Ninian's  Mission,  Edinburgh,  in  1898. 

ROBERT  CONDIE  HUNTER,  licen. 
1898  ky  Presb.  of  Dunfermline  1st  May 
1889;  ord.  28th  Sept.  1898;  res. 
in  1900 ;  assistant  at  Rutherglen  in  1901, 
Lanark  1904,  Abbotshall  1905,  Dundee  1906, 
and  Edinburgh  1907-8. 

ALEXANDER  CAMERON,  ord.  26th 
lgoo     April  1900;  trans,  to  Inverchaolain, 
3rd  Aug.  1910. 

GEORGE  CAMPBELL,  M.A. ;  ord.  31st 

1910     ®c*"   ^^® '  trans-   to   Stronsay  6th 
Feb.  1913. 

ROBERT     SMITH     MACKINTOSH, 
lgl3     M.A. ;  ord.  5th  June  1913  ;  first  min. 
of  the  parish  10th  July  1914;  trans, 
to  St  Margaret's,  Arbroath,  6th  Dec.  1916. 

GEORGE  LINDSAY  STEWART,  born 
1917  Glasgow,  22nd  Sept.  1880,  son  of 
William  S.  and  Maria  Lindsay  ;  edu- 
cated at  Kilmarnock  Academy,  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh,  and  Free  Church  College,  Edin- 
burgh ;  licen.  by  Free  Presb.  of  Glasgow, 
14th  June  1910  ;  assistant  at  Fountainbridge 
Free  Church,  Edinburgh ;  ord.  to  Free 
Church,  Dumfries,  11th  Aug.  1910;  trans, 
to  Free  Church,  Dunbarton,  18th  Feb. 
1915;  trans,  and  adm.  3rd  May  1917. 
Marr.  3rd  Oct.  1900,  Anna,  daugh.  of  John 
Smith,  and  has  issue — William,  born  27th 
April  1902  ;  Lindsay,  born  13th  Aug.  1903  ; 
George,  born  27th  June  1907 ;  Constance, 
born  15  th  May  1910. 


aye] 


AUCHINLECK 


AUCHINLECK. 

[The  church  of  Auchinleck  belonged  of 
old  to  the  Abbey  of  Paisley.  In  1754 
Alexander  Boswell,  Lord  Auchinleck,  a 
senator  of  the  College  of  Justice,  added 
an  aisle  to  the  church.  He  was  a  judge 
of  some  note,  but  is  now  perhaps  best 
known  as  the  father  of  James  Boswell, 
Dr  Samuel  Johnson's  biographer.  The 
parish  had  a  Well  named  Our  Lady's,  and 
near  Auchinleck  Castle  stood  a  Chapel  of 
St  Vincent.  In  1844  Auchinleck  Church 
was  rebuilt  on  a  new  site  adjoining  the 
old  one.  There  is  a"  mission  chapel  at 
Darnconner.] 

JOHN  INGLIS,  trans,  from  Ochiltree 
before    1574 ;    returned    there    after 


1574 


1580. 


1617 


1631 


GEORGE  WALKER,  son  of  John  W., 
bailie  in  Newmills;  MA.  (Glasgow 
1607)  j  min.  in  1617  ;  died  June  1621, 
aged  about  34.  He  marr.  Martha  Granger, 
who  died  in  1640.  —  [Milne  Home  Papers, 
87  ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Tombst.] 

JOHN  SHAW,  son  of  Alexander  S. 
in  Clauchphymett ;  MA.  (Glasgow 
1617) ;  min.  in  1631 ;  died  after  28th 
March.  1649.  He  marr.  Margaret  Douglas, 
and  had  issue — William,  apprenticed  to 
James  Durie,  merchant,  Edinburgh,  27th 
Nov.  1650.  —  [Sed.-Book  of  Teinds;  Ayr 
Sas.,  iii.  220,  vii.  640.] 

ANDREW  DALRYMPLE,MA.;  called 
March  1650 ;  adm.  22nd  Jan.  1651 ; 
deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  11th 
June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st  Oct. 
1662.  He  was  accused  of  holding  con- 
venticles 8th  April  1669.  He  had  an  in- 
dulgence at  Sorn  2nd  Sept.  1669.— [P.  C. 
Reg.,  3rd  ser.,  iii.,  3,  70.] 

ALEXANDER  RAMSAY,  M.A.;  be- 
i662  came  min.  here  after  1662;  some 
"desperate  villains"  having  entered 
and  robbed  his  house  on  the  night  of  12th 
Jan.  1672  and  maltreated  him  and  his 
family,  the  Privy  Council  sent  down  a  com- 
mission under  a  strong  military  guard  to 
investigate  the  matter,  and  the  parish  was 


fined  3500  merks  as  damages  sustained  by 
the  min.  ;  elected  to  Greyfriars,  Edinburgh, 
1669.— [P.  C.  Reg.,  3rd  ser.,  iii.,  444  et  seq.] 


1680 


JOHN  WATSON,  MA.  (Glasgow,  14th 
July  1670);  adm.  before  23rd  June 
1680.  The  edict  was  served  under 
the  protection  of  three  troops  of  dragoons, 
and  at  the  Revolution  W.  was  forced  into 
the  churchyard  by  ninety  armed  men,  who 
prevented  him  from  preaching  and  tore 
his  gown.  He  died  between  27th  March 
1696  and  6th  Nov.  1697.  He  marr.  Janet 
Crichton.  —  [Mauchline  Sess.  Reg. ;  Glasg. 
Tests. ;  Rule's  Sec.  Vindication.] 


1687 


JOHN  CAMPBELL,  MA.  (Glasgow 
1661) ;  ord.  4th  Feb.  1679 ;  was  one 
of  the  members  constituting  the 
Presb.  after  the  Toleration  3rd  Aug.  1687  ; 
died  Nov.  1688,  aged  about  .47.  He  marr., 
and  had  issue  —  a  daugh.  (marr.  Adam 
Stillie  of  Chang).— [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Tombst.] 

JOHN  LAURIE,  MA.  (Glasgow,  27th 
July  1676) ;  ord.  Presbyterian  min.  at 
Macosquin,  Coleraine,  Ireland ;  called 
to  Penpont  before  8th  Oct.  1689 ;  called  in 
Nov.,  and  adm.  29th  Dec.  1692 ;  died  June 
1710,  aged  about  54.  He  marr.,  and  had 
issue  —  James,  min.  of  Kirkmichael. — 
[Craivf ord  John  Sess.  Reg. ;  Wodrow's 
Anal.] 

JOHN  GRANT,  son  of  Lewis  G.  of 
Whitetree ;  ord.  to  Knockbain  27th 
Sept.  1711;  called  29th  May,  and 
adm.  9th  July  1712.  He  was  accused  at 
the  Presb.  28th  April  1731,  of  having  been 
absent  from  his  parish  from  Oct.  1729,  and 
providing  an  assistant  for  one  month  only, 
that  he  had  visited  the  families  in  the  parish 
only  once  in  four  years,  and  had  dispensed 
the  Communion  not  more  than  two  or  three 
times  since  his  admission.  His  demission 
was  accepted  9th  June  1731 ;  retired  to 
London,  where  he  became  min.  of  a  Presby- 
terian meeting-house.  On  the  death  in  1729 
of  his  brother-in-law,  Colin  Campbell,  the 
celebrated  architect,  he  inherited  a  large 
fortune.  He  died  Jan.  1732.  He  marr. 
Henrietta  (died  6th  June  1731),  daugh.  of 
Donald  Campbell,  and  had  issue— Elizabeth; 
Ann;  Alexander;  Colin;  Ludovick, adjutant 


1712 


AUCHINLECK— AYR 


[PRESB.  OF 


of  Chelsea  Hospital  ;  John  ;  Donald  :  Jean. 
— [Edi?i.  Tests. ;  Wodrow's  Anal. ;  Boston's 
Memoirs,  377  ;  Brown's  Gospel  Truth.] 

DAVID  COOPER,  M.D. ;  licen.  at 
Rotterdam;  called  6th  Dec.  1731; 
pres.  by  James  Boswell  of  Auchin- 
leck ;  ord.  26  th  April  1732 ;  died  9th  July 
1751.  He  marr.  May  1723,  Janet  Carstairs, 
who  died  25  th  March  1770,  and  had  issue — 
David  ;  William.  Publication — Two  single 
Sermons  (Edinburgh,  1735  ;  Glasgow,  1747). 


1732 


1752 


JOHN  DUN,  a  native  of  Eskdale, 
Dumfriesshire ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Irvine  11th  Sept.  1750;  became  chaplain 
in  the  family  of  Alexander  Boswell,  Lord 
Auchinleck,  and  tutor  to  James  Boswell 
the  biographer  ;  called  11th  Aug.,  and  ord. 
9th  Nov.  1752;  died  11th  Oct.  1792,  aged 
68.  He  marr.  (1)  21st  Nov.  1757,  Mary 
Wilson,  who  died  2nd  June  1762,  aged  32, 
and  had  issue — Elizabeth,  born  8th  Aug. 
1758;  Isabella,  born  16th  March  1760 
(marr.  Alexander  Gillies,  min.  of  Kil- 
maurs):  (2)  28th  Dec.  1770,  Deborah 
Blackstock  or  Williamson,  who  died  13th 
December  1795,  aged  63,  and  had  issue — 
Alexander  Boswell,  born  3rd  July  1772. 
Publications — Two  single  Sermons  (Edin- 
burgh, 1766;  Kilmarnock,  1 780) ;  Sermons, 
2  vols,  (in  the  first  of  which  is  "  the  Deil's 
answer  to  his  verra  friend,  R.  Burns ") 
(Kilmarnock,  1790) ;  Account  of  the  Parish 
(Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  xi.). — [Steven's  Atich- 
inleck,  32.] 


JOHN  LINDSAY,  pres.  by  James  Bos- 
well of  Auchinleck  in  March,  and  ord. 
29th  Aug.  1793;  trans,  to  Ochiltree 
5th  June  1818. 


1793 


JAMES    BOYD,    pres.    by    Alexander 
Boswell   of  Auchinleck,  M.P.,  24th 
Nov.    1818;    adm.    6th    May    1819; 
trans,  to  Ochiltree  18th  April  1833. 


1819 


1833 


JAMES  CHRYSTAL,  born  1807,  second 
son  of  William  C,  LL.D.,  rector  of 
the  Grammar  School,  Glasgow  ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1825); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  7th  Oct.  1829 ; 
pres.  by  Sir    James   Boswell   of   Auchin- 


1893 


leek,  Bart.,  25th  April,  and  ord.  19th 
Sept.  1833 ;  sometime  Clerk  of  Presb. ; 
D.D.  (Glasgow  1861) ;  Moderator  of  General 
Assembly  22nd  May  1879;  LL.D.  (St 
Andrews  1893);  died  Father  of  the 
Church,  6th  Feb.  1901.  He  marr.  1st  Oct. 
1834,  Sophia  (died  21st  July  1890),  daugh. 
of  Patrick  Playfair  of  Dalmarnock,  West 
India  merchant,  Glasgow,  and  had  issue 
—William,  born  30th  July  1835,  died  12th 
April  1845  ;  Jane  Playfair,  born  12th  Feb. 
1837,  died  29th  Nov.  1884 ;  Patrick,  Bom- 
bay, born  28th  June  1838,  died  17th  June 
1885  ;  James  Robert,  min.  of  Coltness,  born 
6th  Oct.  1839 ;  Andrew,  merchant,  Montreal, 
born  19th  Jan.  1841,  died  16th  Feb.  1885; 
David,  born  17th  Sept.  1843,  died  21st  June 
1857;  John  Smith,  born  12th  Oct.  1845; 
Sophia  Ann,  born  3rd  June  1847  (marr. 
Pearson  M'Adam  Muir,  D.D.,  min.  of 
Glasgow  Cathedral).  Publication — The  Doc- 
trine and  Position  of  the  Church  of  Scotland 
(Assembly  Address,  Edinburgh,  1879). 

JAMES  HILL,  born  Dundee,  20th  July 
1863,  son  of  Alexander  H.  and 
Barbara  Hill ;  educated  at  West 
End  Academy,  Dundee,  and  Univ.  of  St 
Andrews  ;  M.A.  (1885),  B.D.  (1888) ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Dundee  May  1888;  assistant 
at  Maxwelltown  and  Darnconner  Mission  ; 
ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  23rd  Nov. 
1893.  Marr.  22nd  April  1903,  Agnes  Jane, 
daugh.  of  Hugh  Blair  M'Lellan,  and  has 
issue — Alexander,  born  3rd  March  1904 ; 
Hugh  Blair  M'Lellan,  born  20th  July 
1907 ;  James,  born  16th  June  and  died 
31st  July  1908 ;  Alison  Irene,  born  15th 
Feb.  1911;  Eric  Alan  (twin),  born  15th 
Feb.  1911. 

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[Until  the  Reformation  the  Rectory  of 
Ayr  was  a  prebend  of  Glasgow.  Its  church, 
a  spacious  structure  with  choir  and  tran- 
septs, was  dedicated  to  St  John  the  Baptist. 
The  Parliament  held  at  Ayr  by  Robert  I.,  to 
settle  the  succession  of  the  Crown,  appears 
to  have  sat  in  St  John's  Church.  About 
1652  this  fine  building  was  pulled  down  by 
Oliver  Cromwell  to  furnish  material  for  a 
fort  which  he  was  erecting  close  by.    The 


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church  tower  only  was  spared ;  it  has  re- 
centlybeen  the  subject  of  careful  restoration. 
The  foundation  outlines  of  St  John's  can 
still  be  well  made  out.     In  its  stead  there 
was  built  about  1654  a  smaller  and  much 
plainer  edifice,  which  has  come  to  be  called 
the  Old  Church  of  Ayr.     It  stands  upon 
ground    formerly    occupied    by    the   Grey 
Friars.      When    the     nineteenth     century 
began,  the  population  of  the  old  parish  of 
Alloway  had  become  greatly  reduced,  while 
the   town   of   Ayr    was    steadily   growing. 
In  1810  church  services  at  Alloway  were 
given  up,  and  there  was  built  at  Ayr  a 
second   place  of    worship    for   the   united 
parishes.    This  building,  termed  the  New 
Church,  stands  near  the  ruins  of  St  John's. 
Besides  the  high  altar,  there  were  in  St 
John's  Church  a  good  many  minor  altars. 
Among  these  were  dedications  to  the  Holy 
Trinity,  the  Holy  Blood,  the  Holy  Rood,  St 
Mary,  St  Michael,  St  Peter,  St  Ninian,  St 
Nicholas,  St  Christopher,  and  St  Eloi.     The 
chief  yearly  fairs  at  Ayr  were  St  John's 
on  St  John  the  Baptist's  day,  24th  June, 
and    St    Michael's    at    Michaelmas,    29th 
September.    St  John's  Fair  is  still  held, 
but  now  the  fair  day  is  the  last  Tuesday  of 
June,  old  style.     At  Doonslie  in  the  parish 
of  Ayr  there  was  a  hospital  of  St  Leonard. 
The  parishes    of    Ayr  and  Alloway  were 
united  in  1690.     In   1860  this  union  was 
dissolved  by  the  re-erection  of  the  parish  of 
Alloway.     In  the  town  of  Ayr  there  was  a 
priory  of  the  Black  Friars,  dedicated  to  St 
Katherine  ;  and  beside  it  was  St  Katherine's 
Well.     This  priory,  founded  in  1230,  was 
the   earliest  house   of  the   Dominicans   in 
Scotland.    In  it  was  kept  an  image  of  the 
Virgin  Mary  greatly  famed  for  miraculous 
power,  and  much  resorted  to  by  pilgrims. 
In  the  Black  Friars'  Church  there  was  an 
altar   of    St    Duthac.      John    Willock,    a 
notable  supporter  of  the  Reformation,  who 
became  a  colleague  of  John  Knox  in  Edin- 
burgh,  was  bred    a  Black  Friar   of    A.yr. 
The  Grey  Friars  also  had  a  priory  in  the 
town.     It  was  founded  in  1472  on  the  site 
now  occupied  by  the  Old  Church  and  its 
churchyard.     On   the   sloping   ground   be- 
tween that  church  and  the  water  of  Ayr 
the  Friars'  Well  is  still  to  be  seen.] 


CHRISTOPHER    GOODMAN,    B.D.; 

1559  became  min.  here  Nov.  1559 ;  trans, 
to  St  Andrews  in  1560. 

JAMES  DALRYMPLE,  is  mentioned  at 

1560  the    first    General    Assembly,    20th 
Dec.    1560,    as    reader ;    "  thought 

qualified  for  preaching  the  word  and  ad- 
ministering the  sacraments."  He  entered 
at  Beltane  1568 ;  pres.  to  the  vicarage  by 
James  VI.  8th  Aug.  1571,  to  the  parsonage 
and  vicarage  of  Alloway  13th  Aug.  1573, 
and  to  the  parsonage  of  Ayr  28th  Nov. 
1579.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Conven- 
tion at  Leith  in  1571,  and  of  the  Assembly, 
Aug.  1572  and  1578.  He  died  in  1580, 
leaving  a  widow  and  children. — [Booke  of 
the  Kirk ;  Calderwood's  Hist.  ii.  45 ;  Beg. 
Assig. ;  Acts  and  Dec,  xlviii.,  145,  10th 
Dec.  1572.] 

ROBERT  HERBERTSON,  called  parson 

1574     °^  ^-YV  *n  15^4- — [Fraser's  Maxwells 
of  Pollok,  i.,  310.] 

JOHN  PORTERFIELD,  adm.  min.  of 
1580  Dunbaxton  in  1564,  but  banished 
therefrom  before  Dec.  1568  ;  became 
min.  of  Kilmaronock  and  vicar  of  Ardrossan, 
to  which  he  was  pres.  by  James  VI.  29th 
April  1568  ;  trans,  here  in  1580  ;  pres.  to  the 
parsonage  by  James  VI.  25th  April  1581, 
and  to  the  parsonage  "  callit  Air  secundo  " 
22nd  Sept.  1582.  He  was  a  member  of  at 
least  eleven  Assemblies  preceding  Whit- 
sunday 1597 ;  was  one  of  those  nominated 
by  the  Privy  Council  6th  March  1589,  for 
preservation  of  true  religion  within  the 
baillierie  of  Kyle,  and  was  dead  before 
10th  April  1604.  He  is  said  to  have  been 
"  easy  in  his  disposition,  even  going  to  bow- 
butts  and  archery  on  the  Sabbath  after- 
noons." He  marr.  (1)  Margaret  Smollet : 
(2)  Elizabeth  Stewart,  who  survived  him. — 
[Beg.  Assig.;  Booke  of  the  Kirk;  Calder- 
wood's Hist.,  ii.  501  passim,  iv.  566,  v.  447  ; 
Life  of  Welsh  ;  Melville's  Autob. ;  Ayr  Sas. 
Sec.  Beg.,  i.,  161 ;  Beg.  of  Deeds,  cxl.,  30th 
Nov.  1607  ;  Prot.  Book  of  John  Mason,  Ayr 
(Hist.  Coll.  Ayr  and  Gall.,  vi.,  179).] 

JOHN  WELSH  [WELCH],  born  about 

1600     15^0'  son  °f  John  W.  of  Colliston, 

parish   of   Dunscore,  Dumfriesshire, 

and  Marion  Grier.    After  finishing  a  some- 


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what  desultory  education  he  joined  a  band 
of  Border  thieves,  till  like  the  prodigal  "he 
began  to  be  in  want,"  and  being  ashamed 
of  himself    he   returned,   and   through   an 
intercessor,  sought  reconciliation  with  his 
offended  parent.     He  went  to  the  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh,  graduated   M.A.   in   1588,  and 
was  the  first  min.  who  had  studied  there. 
He  was  nominated,  6th  March  1589,  by  the 
Privy    Council   one    of    a    committee    for 
maintaining  the  true  religion  in  the  Forest 
and  Tweeddale  ;  was  adm.  min.  of  Selkirk 
in  1589 ;  trans,  to  Kirkcudbright  in  1594 ; 
app.  29th  March  1596  one  of  the  visitors 
for     Nithsdale,     Annandale,     Lauderdale, 
Eskdale,  and  Ewesdale.     On  18th  Dec.  of 
that  year,  while  supplying  the  High  Kirk, 
Edinburgh,  during  the    flight   of  its   own 
ministers,  he  so  offended  the  king  by  his 
illustrations,  that  he  also  was  obliged  to 
take  flight,  till  application  was  made  by 
the  Assembly  on  5th  March  following  for 
permitting  his  return  to  his  charge.    This 
in  1599  included  Galtaway,  Dunrod,  and 
Kilchrist ;   trans,  to  Ayr  as  assistant  Aug. 
1600.     In  consequence  of  the  crowds  who 
were    attracted     by     his     preaching,     the 
Town   Council   resolved,   26th    May   1603, 
to  erect  a    new  church,  which,  however, 
was  not  carried  out  till  1652.      On  John 
Porterfield's     death    in    1604,    the    people 
unanimously  elected  W.  his  successor,  and 
on   10th  April  they   requested    the  Town 
Council  to  ratify  their  choice  and  assign 
him  a  stipend.     Though  he  did  not  arrive 
at  Aberdeen  till  two  days  after  an  Assembly 
had  been  held    there,  2nd    July   1605,  in 
opposition  to  the  royal  will,  he  zealously 
approved    its    proceedings,  and   has   been 
considered  one  of  its  chief  supporters.     He 
was  summoned  before   the   Privy  Council 
25th  July,  and  committed  prisoner  to  the 
castle  of  Blackness  on  the  27th.     Declining 
the  authority  of  the   Privy  Council  24th 
Oct.,    in    a     cause     which    he    considered 
spiritual,  he,  with   four   others,  was  tried 
before  the  Justiciary  at  Linlithgow  10th 
Jan.  following,  found  guilty,  and  banished 
from    His    Majesty's    dominions    for    life, 
23rd   Oct.  1606.     He  went  to  France  and 
studied   the  language    of    the   country  so 
successfully  that  in  fourteen  weeks  he  was 


able  to  preach  in  it  with  fluency.    After 
preaching  at  Bordeaux,  he  was  inducted 
parson   at  Jonsac  in   the  end  of   1608,  at 
Nerac  in  1614,  and  St  Jean  dAngely  about 
1617.      For    several    years    after    he    was 
banished,  the  Town  Council  of  Ayr  regu- 
larly remitted  his  stipend  to  him.     St  Jean 
dAngely  was  besieged   in   1620  by  Louis 
XIII.  while  he  was  there.    By  the  law  of 
the  kingdom   no  Protestant  worship  was 
allowed  at  the  place  where  the  king  resided ; 
nevertheless,  W.  continued  to  hold  his  ser- 
vices, and  when  called  before  the  king  and 
demanded  how  he  durst  do  so,  he  replied, 
"If  your  Majesty  knew  what  I  preach,  you 
would  command  others,  and  come  yourself 
to  hear  it ;   I   preach   salvation  by  Jesus 
Christ ;    and   sure   I   am  your    conscience 
tells  you,  your  own  works  will  never  merit 
salvation  for  you ;   I  preach  there  is  none 
on  earth  above  you,  which  none  of  those 
that  adhere  to  the  Pope  will  say."    This 
firm    and   energetic  reply   so   pleased   the 
sovereign,  that  he  exclaimed,  "Very  well, 
father,  you  shall  be  my  minister,"  at  the 
same    time    promising    his    protection,   so 
that  when    the    town  was  taken    in   the 
following    year,     guards    of    safety    were 
planted  at  his  house,  and  he  and  his  family 
conveyed  to  Eochelle  at  the  king's  expense. 
In    consequence   of    declining    health,  he 
was  induced  to  return  to  Britain  in  1622, 
intending  thereafter  to  settle  in  the  newly 
formed  colony  of  Nova  Scotia.    At  London 
his  wife  petitioned  the  king  in  person  on 
his   behalf,  with   urgent   solicitude,  when 
James,  who  had  suffered  under  the  faith- 
ful  rebuke  of  W.   for  his  unkingly  habit 
of    swearing,   replied    that    if    she    would 
persuade    her   husband   to   submit  to  the 
bishops,    he   would  have    his    permission. 
With   a  fortitude  and  heroism  worthy  of 
her  husband  and  her  father,  Mrs  W.,  lifting 
up    her  apron,  and  holding  it  towards  her 
sovereign,  mildly  yet  firmly  said,  "Please 
your  Majesty  I'd  rather  kep  (receive)  his 
head    there    (in    her   lap)."      W.   died   in 
London   2nd  April   1622,  and  was  buried 
two  days  later  in  St  Botolph,  Bishopsgate. 
He  marr.  previous  to  8th  April  1596,  Eliza- 
beth (died  at  Ayr,  8th  Jan.  1625),  youngest 
daugh.  of  John  Knox  the   Reformer,  and 


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had  issue— John,  bapt.  8th  June  1606; 
William,  doctor  of  physic,  died  before  1633; 
Josias,  min.  of  Temple-patrick,  Ireland,  died 
1634;  Nathaniel;  Lucy;  and  another.  Pub- 
lications— A  Reply  against  Mr  Gilbert 
Brown,  priest  (Edinburgh,  1602)  [reprinted 
as  Popery  Anatomized  by  Matthew  Craw- 
ford, min.  of  Eastwood  (Glasgow,  1672)] ; 
V Armageddon  de  la  Babylon  Apocalyptique 
(Jonsac,  1612) ;  Thirty-Jive  Sermons  (Edin- 
burgh, 1744);  Discourses  (1752);  "Letters  to 
Mr  Robert  Boyd  of  Trochrig"  (Woodrow 
Miscell.);  A  Cryto  the  Whole  JW^  (Glasgow, 
1785);  Forty-eight  Select  Sermons  (Glasgow, 
1811).—  [Beg.  Assig. ;  Life  (Sermons);  Liv- 
ingston's Charac. ;  Select  Biog.,  i.,  1-61 ; 
Edin.  Chr.  Inst.,  xxii. ;  Glasg.  Tests. ; 
Edin.  Reg.  {Bapt.)  ;  Young's  Life  of  Welsh  ; 
Calderwood's  Hist.,  i.,  420,  621,  685, passim; 
Reg.  of  Deeds,  cccclxiii.,  282 ;  Diet.  Nat. 
Biog. ;  Notes  and  Queries,  9th  ser.,  iv., 
433 ;  Craig-Brown's  Selkirkshire,  ii.,  220 ; 
M'Crie's  Knox,  App.,  p.  417.] 

GEORGE  DUNBAR,  probably  of  the 
.  „  family  of  Dunbar  of  Cumnock,  was 
min.  of  Cumnock  in  1599;  trans, 
about  1607  ;  removed  by  the  Privy  Council 
12th  Oct.  1611,  and  commanded  to  be 
warded  in  Dunbarton,  for  praying  for  the 
banished  brethren,  his  predecessor,  and 
others ;  became  min.  of  Second  Charge  in 
1613,  and  returned  here  in  1619. 

'  WILLIAM  BIRNIE  of  that  ilk,  born 
Edinburgh  1563,  only  son  of  William 
B.  of  that  ilk  and  Margaret  Fraser ; 
educated  at  St  Andrews;  M.A.  (1588); 
became  a  merchant,  but  sustaining  con- 
siderable losses,  he  returned  to  his  studies 
and  studied  divinity  at  Leyden  Univ.  for 
three  years ;  was  on  the  exercise  at  Edin- 
burgh 25th  Jan.  1596  ;  pres.  to  the  vicarage 
of  Lanark  28th  Dec.  1597 ;  app.  4th  Aug. 
1603  master  and  economus  of  the  hospital 
and  almshouse  of  St  Leonard  ;  and  on  26th 
Sept.  1612  Dean  of  the  Chapel  Royal ;  adm. 
here  that  year  and  pres.  to  parsonages  and 
vicarages  of  Ayr  and  Alloway  by  James  VI. 
16th  June  1614.  He  was  a  member  of  the 
Court  of  High  Commission  21st  Dec.  1615, 
and    one    of    the    commissioners    for    the 


suppression  of  popery  agreed  to  by  the 
Assembly  1616;  died  19th  Jan.  1619.  It 
was  said  of  him,  "  He  was  of  good  personage, 
and  so  agile,  that  he  could  make  the  salmon's 
leap,  by  stretching  himself  on  the  grass, 
leaping  to  his  feet,  and  again  throwing 
them  over  his  head."  He  was  also  "  pleasant, 
pious,  and  charitable  even  above  his  estate." 

"  He  waited  on  his  charge  with  care  and  pains, 
At  Air,  on  little  hopes  and  smaller  gains." 

He  marr.  Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  John  Lindsay, 
min.  of  Carstairs  (she  survived  him,  and 
marr.  (2)  James  Harper,  surgeon,  and  (3) 
John  Harper,  min.  of  West  Kilbride),  and 
had  issue  —  John,  merchant,  born  1600, 
served  heir  to  his  father  31st  Jan.  1621  ; 
James,  merchant,  afterwards  secretary  to 
the  King  of  Poland;  Robert,  min.  of 
Lanark ;  Elizabeth  (marr.  (1)  George  Fer- 
guson, treasurer  of  Ayr  :  (2)  Dr  Steinson, 
physician,  Ayr) ;  Margaret  (marr.  Hew 
Harper  of  the  family  of  Cambusnethan). 
Publication — The  Blame  of  Kirk-Bttriall 
(Edinburgh,  1606,  reprinted  London,  1833). 
— [Family  of  Birnie  of  Broomhill ;  Nisbet's 
Her.  Plates,  24 ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Glasg.  Marr. 
Reg. ;  Reg.  Sec.  Sig. ;  Inq.  Ret.  Gen.,  940 ; 
Calderwood's  Hist.,  vii.,  206,  230  ;  Booke  of 
the  Kirk;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  ccexxxi.,  95;  -Hugh 
Davidson's  Lanark,  39.] 

GEORGE  DUNBAR,  trans,  from  Second 
Charge  in  1619;  deprived  by  the 
Court  of  High  Commission  10th  Jan. 
1622,  for  not  conforming  to  the  articles  of 
Perth  Assembly,  endeavouring  to  prevent 
their  being  enacted  by  the  Parliament,  and 
declining  the  authority  of  the  court  being 
at  the  same  time  ordained  to  be  warded  at 
Dumfries.  Instead  of  giving  obedience,  he 
continued  to  preach  in  the  town,  though 
denounced  a  rebel  and  put  to  the  horn. 
Thus  the  magistrates  were  brought  to 
trouble,  and  he  was  ordered  by  royal 
warrant,  30th  July  1624,  to  be  sent  to  Ire- 
land. Being  summoned  before  the  Privy 
Council  22nd  Sept.  thereafter,  he  declared 
"that  he  wald  acquiess  to  his  majesties 
will  and  pleasure."  He  was  then  described 
as  "  ane  decrepite,  poore,  aged  man,"  yet  he 
went  to  Ireland,  was  min.  at  Lame,  for 
twelve  years  (1624-1636),  and  then  returned 


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to  the  charge  of  Mid-Calder  in  his  native 
country.— [Orig.  Lett.,  ii. ;  Livingston's 
Charac. ;  Calderwood's  Hist.,  vii.,  534 ; 
Reid's  Ireland,  i.,  113  ;  Blair's  Autob.,  73.] 

WILLIAM  ANNAND,  descended  from 
1625  the  family  of  A.  of  Auchterellen ; 
M.A.  (Aberdeen,  King's  College, 
1608) ;  adm.  min.  of  Ruthven  in  Strath- 
bogie  about  1615 ;  trans,  to  Falkirk  about 
July  1617 ;  pres.  to  the  parsonages  and 
vicarages  of  Ayr  and  Alloway  by  James 
VI.  2nd  Aug.  1625,  the  livings  being  at 
that  time  held  in  conjunction  as  there  was 
no  church  in  Alloway;  adm.  14th  Nov. 
that  year.  Being  appointed  to  preach 
before  the  Synod  at  Glasgow  30th  Aug. 
1637,  he  made  an  able  defence  of  the  service 
book,  then  proposed  to  be  introduced, 
which  caused  "a  great  dinne."  Retiring 
from  the  church,  in  presence  of  the  arch- 
bishop and  magistrates,  about  thirty  or 
forty  women  fell  upon  him,  "  rayling, 
cursing,  and  scolding."  Having  visited  the 
bishop,  and  taken  his  leave  after  supper, 
he  was  "no  sooner  on  the  causey,  at 
nine  o'clock,  in  a  mirk  night,  than  some 
hundreds  of  enraged  women,  of  all  qualities, 
were  about  him  with  neaves,  staves,  and 
peats  :  they  beat  him  sore,  his  cloake,  ruffe 
and  hat  were  rent :  upon  his  cryes,  how- 
ever, and  candles  set  out  from  many 
windows,  he  escaped  all  bloody  wounds ; 
yet  was  in  great  danger,  even  of  killing." 
When  he  went  with  the  bailies  and  sundry 
ministers  to  mount  his  horse  next  day, 
"  many  women  were  waiting  to  affront  him. 
At  his  onlouping,  his  horse  fell  above  him, 
in  a  very  foul  myre,  in  presence  of  all  the 
company  ;  which  occasioned  more  speech." 
He  was  dep.  by  the  Assembly  14th  Dec. 
1638  for  erroneous  doctrine.  He  retired  to 
England,  where  he  obtained,  16th  Nov.  1639 
the  vicarage  of  Selling,  Kent,  which  he 
resigned  on  being  inducted  to  the  rectory 
of  Throwley  in  the  same  county  15th  July 
1649 ;  he  held  also  the  rectory  of  Leave- 
land,  and  was  allowed  £200  sterling  by 
the  Parliament  of  Scotland  2nd  July  1661. 
He  died  before  10th  Nov.  1663,  and  is  said 
to  have  been  "  a  person  of  great  gifts,  and 
resolutely  opposed  to  all  things  which  he 


considered  Puritanical."  He  marr.  24th 
Sept.  1617,  Margaret  Lindsay  of  the  parish 
of  South  Leith,  and  had  issue — William, 
dean  of  Edinburgh ;  Barbara,  who  had  a 
pension  of  £20  sterling,  17th  May  1679. 
—  {Reg.  Sec.  Sig. ;  S.  Leith  Marr. 
Reg. ;  Baillie's  Lett. ;  Peterkin's  Records  ; 
Hasted's  Kent,  ii. ;  Lindsay's  Lives,  ii. ; 
Acts  of  Pari.,  vii. ;  Maitland  Miscell. ; 
Privy  Seal  Eng.  Reg.,  iii.,  250.] 

JOHN  FERGUSHILL  of  Burnockstoun, 
1639  son  of  David  F.,  provost  of  Ayr; 
educated  at  the  School  of  Ayr,  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh,  Montauban,  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1612) ;  adm.  to  Ochiltree  in 
1614  ;  trans,  and  adm.  14th  Nov.  1639  ;  died 
11th  June  1642,  aged  about  52,  having 
been  one  of  those  accounted  in  their  day 
"  eminent  for  graces  and  gifts,  or  faithful- 
ness and  success."  He  marr.  (1)  Agnes 
Eccles,  who  died  before  1643,  and  had 
issue — Robert  of  Burnockstoun,  apprenticed 
to  Patrick  Hepburn,  apothecary,  Edinburgh, 
23rd  Feb.  1642 ;  David,  apprenticed  to 
David  Gray,  merchant,  Edinburgh,  7th 
Sept.  1636  ;  William,  apprenticed  to  Abra- 
ham Thomson,  merchant,  Edinburgh,  12th 
March  1645,  and  afterwards  to  Alexander 
Johnston  :  (2)  Annabel,  daugh.  of  Matthew 
Wallace,  and  had  issue — James ;  Isobel ; 
Anne. — [Baillie's  Lett. ;  Stevenson's  Hist. ; 
Livingston's  Charac. ;  Peterkin's  Records  ; 
Ayr  Sas.,  viii.,  81, 160 ;  G.  R.  Sas.,  liii.,  268.] 

WILLIAM  ADAIR,  son  of  William  A. 
of  Kinhilt,  and  brother  of  Sir  Robert 
A.  of  Kinhilt  and  Ballymena;  ord. 
to  Second  Charge  24th  Oct.  1639  ;  pres.  by 
Town  Council  and  Committee  in  1645,  and 
by  Charles  I. ;  adm.  22nd  Aug.  1646.  An 
Act  of  Parliament  was  passed,  16th  Jan. 
1649,  in  favour  of  him  and  others  who  had 
opposed  the  Royal  forces  at  Mauchline- 
Moor  June  1648.  In  1651  he  joined  the 
Protesting  party  in  the  Church,  and  was 
app.  in  1654  by  the  English  Council  on 
the  committee  for  authorising  admissions 
to  the  ministry  in  the  province  of  Glasgow 
and  Ayr.  In  1662  he  was  called  before 
the  Lord  Chancellor  for  not  signing,  with 
six  other  brethren,  the  explanation  of  the 
Oath  of  Allegiance  laid  before  Parliament 


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on  28th  May,  but  escaped  censure.  Though 
not  conforming  to  Episcopacy,  he  continued 
to  discharge  his  duty,  being  merely  confined 
to  the  parish ;  and  when  an  accommoda- 
tion was  proposed  to  certain  Presbyterian 
ministers  by  Leighton  in  1670,  he  took  an 
active  share  in  their  proceedings.  He  and 
his  colleague  had  a  presentation  to  the 
prebends  of  Ayr  and  Alio  way,  11th  Dec. 
1677.  On  11th  Dec.  1682  he  had  sentence 
of  deposition  passed  on  him,  because  he 
would  not  conform.  He  died  12th'  Feb. 
1684,  aged  69.  He  marr.  (1)  Janet  Kennedy, 
widow  of  Robert  Cunningham,  min.  of 
Holywood,  Ireland,  and  had  issue — William 
of  Prestwickskaws;  Patrick,  min.  at  Belfast, 
author  of  Adair's  Narrative,  died  1694; 
Archibald :  (2)  Janet,  daugh.  of  Robert 
Boyd  of  Trochrig. — [Glasgow  Tests ;  Reg. 
Sec.  Sig. ;  Wodrow's  Anal. ;  Nicol's  Diary  ; 
Inq.  Ret.  Gen.,4242 ;  Acts  and  Dec. 'Dal.,  15th 
July  1696  j  G.  R.  Inhib.,  12th  Sept.  1662.] 

ALEXANDER  GREGORIE,  a  native 
168S  °^  Banff;  educated  at  Univ.  and 
King's  College,  Aberdeen ;  MA. 
(1661) ;  passed  trials  before  Presb.  of 
Paisley,  and  got  a  testimonial  for  licence 
28th  Jan.,  and  pres.  to  Dreghorn  before 
30th  May  1664  ;  trans,  to  St  Quivox  before 
1669 ;  trans,  and  adm.  before  4th  June 
1683  ;  there  was,  14th  Jan.  1689,  "  no  sermon 
both  ministers  being  discharged  to  preach 
by  ane  armed  partie  of  hillmen "  ;  died  at 
North  Leith,  Dec.  1694,  aged  about  54. 
"  Though  his  gift  of  preaching  was  not  so 
great  as  some  others,  yet  none  excelled  him 
in  presiding  at  the  Presbytery  or  Synod, 
from  his  great  tact  in  holding  his  brethren 
close  to  the  point  they  were  observing." 
He  marr.  18th  Sept.  1666,  Anna  Ross,  who 
survived  him,  and  had  issue  —  William  ; 
Joseph  ;  John  ;  Anna  (marr.  18th  June  1702, 
Thomas  Arklie,  indweller,  Coltbridge) ; 
Marion.— [Edin.  I'ests. ;  Edin.  Bur.  Reg. ; 
St  Cuthbert's  Marr.  Reg. ;  Rule's  Sec. 
Vindication;   Inq.  Ret.  Gen.,  8010.] 

WILLIAM  ECCLES,  eldest  son  of  John 

1692     ^"  °^  Kildonan,  whom  he  succeeded 

in  that  estate  ;  ord.  to  Second  Charge 

3rd  Jan.  1656;   deprived  in  1662;  had  an 

indulgence  at  Paisley  in  1672  ;  returned  to 


Second  Charge  before  3rd  Aug.  1687  ; 
trans,  and  adm.  23rd  Aug.  1692 ;  died 
15th  March  1694.  He  marr.  (1)  (cont.  7th 
and  16th  Jan.  1657),  Lilias,  daugh.  of 
Robert  Baillie,  Principal  of  Glasgow  Univ., 
and  had  issue  —  Robert  of  Kildonan ; 
Helen  (marr.  Allan  Chalmers  of  Sauchrie) : 
(2)  29th  Jan.  1690,  Anna,  daugh.  of  Colonel 
John  Maxwell,  fourth  son  of  Sir  James  M. 
of  Calderwood,  and  widow  of  Bickerstaff 
of  Rosegift,  Ireland.  —  [Wodrow's  Anal. ; 
Douglas's  Baronage,  437  ;  Baillie's  Lett. ; 
Ayr  Sher.  Court  Books,  16th  Aug.  1695 ; 
Fraser's  Maxwells  of  Pollok ;  Glasgow 
Comm.  Deeds.] 

PATRICK  LISTON,  son  of  Patrick  L. 
1694  m  Kirkliston,  and  Janet  Wilkie ; 
M.A.  (Edinburgh,  9th  July  1688); 
called  unanimously  by  Town  Council, 
Session,  Heritors,  and  Community,  as  col- 
legiate min.  15th  Jan.,  and  ord.  18th  April 
1694 ;  died  9th  June  1700,  aged  about  32. 
He  marr.  Mary  Chalmers,  who  survived 
him,  and  had  issue — Patrick ;  Mary  (marr. 
17th  Aug.  1719,  Patrick  Wilkie,  min.  of 
Haddington) ;  Janet  (marr.  15th  Aug.  1731, 
George  Dischington,  writer,  Edinburgh). 
He  left  100  merks  for  the  use  of  the  poor. — 
[Glasgoiv  Tests. ;  Edin.  Sas.,  lxxiv.,  260.] 

JOHN  HUNTER,  born  about  1670; 
1W1  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  11th  Sept. 
1695 ;  ord.  to  Second  Charge  5th 
Feb.  1696 ;  trans,  and  adm.  19th  Feb.  1701. 
In  the  General  Assembly  of  1727,  during 
the  case  of  Professor  Simson  of  Glasgow, 
speaking  hypothetically,  he  said,  "  if  one 
should  call  his  Majesty  King  George  a 
rogue  and  villain,"  whereupon  the  Com- 
missioner James,  Earl  of  Findlater  and 
Seafield,  rose  and  stopped  him,  when  he 
immediately  asked  pardon,  and  acknow- 
ledged himself  in  the  wrong,  but  the 
Assembly  caused  him  to  be  rebuked  from 
the  chair.  He  died  Father  of  the 
Church,  12th  Feb.  1756.  He  marr.  (1) 
7th  Jan.  1698,  Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  George 
Skirvine,  master  of  the  Grammar  School, 
Glasgow,  and  had  issue  —  George,  born 
1699 ;  Helen,  born  1700 ;  Robert,  born  1701 : 
(2)  15th  Oct.  1723,  Elizabeth  Ramsay,  widow 
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and  had  issue— David  ;  William  ;  Elizabeth, 
(marr.  William  Dunlop  of  Macnairston, 
Greenane) ;  Margaret ;  Marion  ;  Susannah 
(marr.  her  father's  successor) :  (3)  28th  Nov. 
1751,  Agnes  (died  20th  Oct.  1757),  one  of  the 
twenty-four  children  of  Mungo  Campbell, 
provost  of  Ayr.  Publications — New  Method 
of  Teaching  the  Latin  Tongue,  in  such  a 
natural  order  as  a  child  may  learn  that 
language  more  speedily  than  by  any  other 
grammar  yet  extant  [being  an  Imitation 
and  Supplement  of  Dr  Thomas  Harrison's 
Topica  Sacra]  (Kirkbride,  1711) ;  Spiritual 
Pleadings  (Kirkbride,  1712) ;  The  Wanderer 
and  Traveller,  a  religious  drama  (Glasgow, 
1733).  —  [Glasgoiv  Marr.  Reg.;  Glasgoiv 
Tests. ;  Wodrow's  Anal,  and  Corresp. ; 
Anal.  Scot.,  i.] 


1756 


WILLIAM  DALRYMPLE,  born  29th 
Aug.  1723,  son  of  James  D.,  sheriff- 
clerk  of  Ayr ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1740) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Ayr  2nd  May  1745  ;  ord.  to  Second  Charge 
18th  Dec.  1746;  pres.  by  George  II.  30th 
April,  trans,  and  adm.  10th  June  1756  ;  D.D. 
(St  Andrews,  7th  May  1779);  Moderator 
of  General  Assembly  24th  May  1781 ;  died 
28th  Jan.  1814  He  baptized  Robert  Burns 
on  26th  Jan.  1759,  and  was  held  in  great 
esteem  by  the  poet  He  was  the  "  Dal- 
rymple  mild  "  of  The  Kirk's  Alarm.  Among 
his  descendants  were  William  Dalrymple 
Maclagan,  D.D.,  Archbishop  of  York  (1826- 
1910),  and  Sir  Douglas  Maclagan  (1812-1900), 
Professor  of  Medical  Jurisprudence  at  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh.  He  marr.  21st  Aug.  1749, 
Susannah  (died  28th  Nov.  1809),  daugh.  of 
John  Hunter/his  predecessor,  and  had  issue 
—Elizabeth,  born  11th  July  1750,  died  9th 
Aug.  1751 ;  Ramsay  (daugh.),  born  19th 
April  1752,  died  23rd  Feb.  1762;  James, 
born  20th  Feb.  1754,  died  10th  June  1773  ; 
Susanna,  born  2nd  Aug.  1756,  died  2nd  Jan. 
1817  ;  Macrae,  born  19th  June  1758,  died 
7th  March  1759;  Margaret,  born  7th  Jan. 
1760  (marr.  Philip  Whiteside,  surgeon,  Ayr) ; 
Charlotte,  born  30th  Oct.  1761,  died  30th 
Oct.  1765  ;  Williamina  Ramsay,  born  15th 
Feb.  1765  (marr.  William  Tennant,  mer- 
chant, Ayr) ;  Sarah,  born  1st  Oct.  1766  (marr. 
Bedford    Stewart,    merchant,    Greenock). 


Publications — Three  single  Sermons  (Glas- 
gow, 1766  ;  Edinburgh,  1773, 1782) ;  Family 
Worship  Explained  (1787) ;  A  History  of 
Christ  (Edinburgh,  1787;,  and  Sequel  (Air, 
1791) ;  Faith  in  Jesus  Christ  (Air,  1790) ; 
The  Acts  of  the  Apostles  made  easy  (Air, 
1792) ;  The  Mosaic  Account  of  the  Creation 
(Air,  1794);  Meditations  and  Prayers  (Air, 
1795);  Legacy  of  Dying  Thoughts  (Air, 
1796) ;  Solomon's  Ethics,  or  the  Boohe  of 
Proverbs  made  easy  (Air,  1799) ;  The 
Scripture  Jewish  History  (Ayr,  1803) ; 
Account  of  the  Parish  jointly  with  Dr 
M'Gill  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  \.).—[Tombst. ; 
Craufurd's  Fun.  Sermon ;  Wallace's  Burns, 
i.  23,  459,  ii.  286.] 

ROBERT  AULD,  son  of  Robert  A., 
iai4  farmer  in  Underwood,  Mauchline ; 
educated  at  Glasgow  Univ.  ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Ayr  2nd  May  1798;  ord. 
(assistant  and  successor)  to  Second  Charge 
18th  April  1800;  pres.  by  George,  Prince 
Regent,  18th  Feb.,  and  adm.  1st  June  1814  ; 
having  claimed  a  manse  and  offices,  he 
obtained  a  decreet  from  the  Presb.  in  his 
favour,  25th  Jan.  1815,  which  on  appeal  by 
the  heritors  was  recalled  by  the  Second 
Division  of  the  Court  of  Session,  12th  Nov. 
1819  and  16th  June  1825.  This  judgment 
was  reversed  by  the  House  of  Lords,  13th 
June  1827,  by  whom  it  was  found  that  the 
min.  of  a  royal  burgh  with  a  landward 
district  annexed  is  entitled  to  a  manse ; 
D.D.  (St  Andrews  1815) ;  clerk  of  Presb. 
29th  Nov.  1826,  and  of  Synod ;  died  17th 
April  1853,  aged  79.  He  marr.  16th  Sept. 
1800,  Susannah  Alexis  (died  22nd  May  1841), 
daugh.  of  John  Wilson,  min.  of  Neilston, 
and  had  issue — Robert  Henry,  born  5th 
Dec.  1802,  died  at  Calcutta  8th  July  1835 ; 
Elizabeth,  born  20th  July  1804,  died  25th 
March  1808;  Christiana,  born  20th  April 
1807  ;  John  Wilson,  colonel  H.E.I.C.S.,  born 
23rd  June  1809,  died  18th  Oct.  1872; 
Elizabeth  Walker,  born  20th  Feb.  1811; 
Mary  Kelso  Ballantyne,  born  27th  Aug. 
1812  (marr.  (1)  15th  Jan.  1839,  Alexander 
Wilson  of  Summerlee :  (2)  David  Ritchie, 
min.  of  Tarbolton) ;  William,  accountant, 
Glasgow,  born  20th  June  1814,  died  31st 
Jan.  1885 ;  Alexander  Walker,  calico 
printer,  Glasgow,  born  4th  Jan.  1816. 


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WILLIAM  SHAW,  trans,  from  Second 
Charge  30th  Sept.  1853;  trans,  to 
Alloa  2nd  Jan.  1863. 

THOMAS  DYKES,  born  1830,  third  son 
of  Thomas  D.,  writer,  Hamilton ; 
educated  at  Glasgow  Univ. ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Hamilton  26th  July  1853; 
ord.  to  Second  Charge  16th  March  1854; 
trans,  and  adm.  5th  March  1863;  D.D. 
(Glasgow  1871);  res.  15th  June  1909;  died 
23rd  July  1914.  He  marr.  14th  July  1857, 
Margaret,  only  surviving  daugh.  of  William 
Shedden,  Medical  Service,  H.E.I.C.S.,  and 
had  issue — Thomas  James,  born  1st  June 
1858,  died  15th  Sept.  1871;  William 
Shedden  of  Darnconner,  W.S.,  born  18th 
June  1860,  died  25th  Jan.  1907 ;  James 
Eaton,  advocate,  born  12th  Nov.  1862,  died 
10th  May  1908.  Publication— The  Christian 
Church  in  Relation  to  Huma?i  Experience 
(1885). 

WILLIAM  CAIRNS  DUNCAN,  born 
1909  Glasgow,  27th  Nov.  1856,  son  of 
David  D.  and  Grace  Anderson 
Cairns ;  educated  at  Glasgow  High  School 
and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  4th  June  1884  ;  assistant  at  Alloa 
Aug.  1884  till  June  1886;  ord.  to  Second 
Charge  16th  June  1886;  trans,  and  adm. 
22nd  Sept.  1909.  Marr.  7th  Sept.  1887, 
Eliza  Scott,  daugh.  of  Walter  Wylie,  and 
has  issue— George  Shaw,  born  17th  Nov. 
1888. 

Second  Charge. 

[In  1 567,  the  parish  of  Ayr  Avas  provided 
with  a  Second  Charge.  In  1647,  the 
General  Assembly  directed  its  committee 
on  the  plantation  of  kirks  to  give  attention 
to  the  need  of  further  maintenance  for  the 
Second  Charge  of  Ayr.] 

GEORGE  DUNBAR,  formerly  in  First 

1613     Charge.    He  was    one    of    fifty-five 

mins.  who  signed  a  protestation  for 

the  liberties  of  the  kirk,  27th  June  1617 ; 

re-trans,  to  First  Charge  in  1619. 

V  ROBERT  BLAIR,  M.A.;  adm.  in  July 

1638     1638 »  trans- to  St  Andrews  8th  Oct. 
1639. 


WILLIAM  ADAIR,  ord.  24th  Oct.  1639  ; 
1639    trans,  to  First  Charge  22nd  Aug.  1 646. 

WILLIAM  ECCLES,  ord.  3rd  Jan.  1656; 

1656     deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  11th 

June  and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council 

1st  Oct.  1662 ;   returned  before  3rd  Aug. 

1687. 

GEORGE   WHITE,  pres.  with  his  col- 
1664     lea&ue>    to    prebends    of     Ayr    and 
Alloway  by  Charles  II.   11th   Dec. 
1677;  trans,  to  Maryculter  in  1679. 

WILLIAM  WATERSON,  licen.  by 
George,  Bishop  of  Edinburgh,  1st 
Feb.  1667 ;  ord.  assistant  at  Dunbar 
before  24th  Sept.  1678,  trans.  1682.  There 
was  no  sermon,  14th  Jan.  1689  ;  "  both  mins. 
being  discharged  to  preach  upon  their  peril 
by  ane  armed  partie  of  hillmen."  He  died 
at  Edinburgh,  1st  March  1698.  He  marr. 
Helen  or  Agnes  Liddell,  who  survived  him, 
and  had  issue — Elizabeth  ;  Anne ;  and  five 
others,  one  of  whom  was  buried  in  Grey- 
friars,  Edinburgh,  4th  April  1696. — [Grey- 
friars  Bur.  Reg.] 

WILLIAM  ECCLES,  above  mentioned, 
lga7  formerly  of  Paisley  ;  returned  before 
3rd  Aug.  1687 ;  had  the  church 
granted  by  the  committee  of  estates,  on  a 
petition  from  him  and  the  town,  8th  May 
1689  ;  trans,  to  First  Charge  in  1692. 

JOHN    HUNTER,    called    30th    Sept. 
1696     1695 ;  ord.  5th  Feb.  1696 ;  trans,  to 
First  Charge  19th  Feb.  1701. 

EBENEZER  VEITCH,  born  at  Harnam, 
1703  Northumberland,  16th  March  1676, 
youngest  son  of  William  V.,  min.  of 
Dumfries ;  educated  at  Univs.  of  Edin- 
burgh and  St  Andrews ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Edinburgh  21st  May  1701 ;  was  first 
Sunday  morning  lecturer  in  the  Tron 
Church  on  Mackall's  Mortification,  app.  by 
the  Town  Council  17th  June  1702,  when  he 
was  also  appointed  to  visit  the  sick  in  that 
parish  ;  called  17th  Feb.  and  ord.  13th  May 
1703 ;  died  at  Edinburgh  while  attending 
the  Commission  of  Assembly  13th  Dec. 
1706.  He  marr.  Margaret,  daugh.  of  Patrick 
Warner  of  Ardeer,  min.  of  Irvine  (she  sur- 


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vived  him  and  marr.  (2)  Robert  Wodrow, 
the  historian). — [Memoirs  of  Mr  William 
Veitch,  253-257,  261  ;  Glasg.  Tests.  ;  Edin. 
Chr.  Inst.,  xxv.] 

ANDREW  FULLARTON,  chaplain  to 
1708  ^*r  Alexander  Hope  of  Carse  ;  Keen, 
by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  3rd  April 
1706  ;  ord.  to  Falkirk,  Second  Charge,  15th 
Oct.  1706 ;  called  6th  April  and  adm.  14th 
July  1708;  died  between  6th  June  and 
29th  Oct.  1711. 

JOHN  M'DERMEIT,  eldest  son  of 
l7l6  Alexander  M..  writer,  Ayr ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Ayr  29th  July  1707; 
ord.  to  Dalmellington  22nd  Sept.  1708 ; 
called  22nd  March,  trans,  and  adm.  20th 
June  1716 ;  died  6th  Jan.  1745.  He  marr. 
(1)  29th  Oct.  1711,  Janet,  daugh.  of  John 
Ferguson,  writer,  Ayr,  and  had  issue — John, 
min.  of  Straiton ;  James  of  Fergushill ; 
Jean  ;  after  his  death  his  children  raised  an 
action  against  the  widow  relative  to  the 
ann,  when  it  was  decided  14th  July  1747, 
that  she  was  entitled  to  one  half,  and  the 
pursuers  to  the  other  :  (2)  27th  April  1730, 
Margaret  (died  before  1 734).  second  daugh. 
of  James  Goudie  of  Haughyett,  and  had 
issue— Robert,  born  1731  :  (3)  cont.  30th 
Dec.  1736,  Jean  (died  30th  Oct.  1768), 
daugh.  of  Hugh  Montgomerie  of  Coilsfield, 
and  widow  of  John  Burnet,  min.  of  Stair, 
and  had  issue — Thomas  ;  Lilias,  born  1739. 
— [Glasg.  Tests.;  Wodrow's  Anal,  and 
Corresp. ;  Scots.  Mag.,  vii. ;  Ayr  Sher. 
Court  Rec,  1st  Nov.  1712.] 

WILLIAM  DALRYMPLE.M.A.;  called 

1746     20th  Aug.  and  ord.  18th  Dec.  1746 ; 

trans,  to  First  Charge  13th  May  1756. 

JAMES  DICK,  son  of  James  D.,  min.  of 
1757  the  Wynd  Church,  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Lanark  22nd  July  1752  ; 
pres.  by  the  magistrates  and  Town  Council 
June  1756;  ord.  6th  Jan.  1757;  res.  on 
getting  an  allowance,  "having  no  prospect 
of  living  usefully  to  them,  or  comfortably 
to  himself,"  his  demission  was  accepted  20th 
Oct.  that  year.  He  subsequently  left  the 
country. 


ROBERT  FERGUSON,  M.A.  (Glasgow, 
1st  May  1734) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  3rd  May  1734 ;  ord.  to 
Colmonell  25th  Sept.  1735  ;  pres.  by  the 
Commissioners  for  the  Town  Council  and 
kirk-session  in  April,  and  adm.  2nd  Nov. 
1758 ;  died  17th  Nov.  1760.  He  marr.  29th 
Aug.  1737,  Margaret  (died  9th  Aug.  1769), 
youngest  daugh.  of  Henry  Osburn,  min.  of 
Tarbolton,  and  had  issue — Janet,  born  4th 
June  1741;  Elizabeth,  born  31st  Aug.  1743; 
Robert,  born  31st  Jan.  1745 ;  Mary,  born 
11th  Sept.  1746;  Hugh,  captain  in  the  army, 
born  16th  Feb.  1748;  Henrietta,  born  15th 
Sept.  1749.— [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Tombst.] 

WILLIAM  M'GILL,  born  11th  July 
1761  1732,  fifth  son  of  William  M.,  farmer, 
Carsenestock,  Penninghame,  and 
Jean  Heron ;  educated  at  the  parish 
schools  of  Monigaff  and  Penninghame,  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1753);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Wigtown  10th  Oct.  1759;  as- 
sistant at  Kilwinning  12th  June  1760 ;  pres. 
by  Commissioners  for  the  Town  Council 
and  kirk-session  in  April,  and  ord.  22nd 
Oct.  1761 ;  D.D.  (Glasgow  1785).  Being 
accused  of  heresy,  the  Synod,  15th  April 
1789,  enjoined  the  Presb.  to  inquire  whether 
there  were  sufficient  grounds  for  the  com- 
plaint. The  General  Assembly  unanimously 
agreed,  1st  June,  to  "  reverse  the  sentence 
of  the  Synod,  but  recommended  to  the 
Presb.  to  take  such  steps  as  should  be  found 
necessary  for  preserving  the  purity  of  the 
doctrines  of  this  Church  and  the  authority 
of  her  standards."  For  a  whole  year  the 
case  was  debated  with  much  heat  in 
both  Presb.  and  Synod.  Ultimately  the 
latter  Court  suggested  the  appointment  of 
a  committee  to  interview  Dr  M.  This  was 
done,  with  the  result  that  in  two  hours  the 
matter  was  satisfactorily  settled.  It  was 
regarding  this  discussion  that  Burns  wrote 
The  Kirk's  Alarm.  He  died  30th  March 
1807.  He  marr.  7th  Nov.  1763,  Elizabeth 
(died  9th  June  1785),  daugh.  of  William 
Dunlop,  merchant,  Ayr,  niece  of  William 
Dalrymple,  D.D.,  min.  of  First  Charge,  and 
had  issue— William,  born  15th  Aug.  1764; 
Elizabeth,  born  24th  Dec.  1765,  died  18th 
Aug.   1791 ;  Jane,  born  22nd  Jan.    1768 ; 


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13 


Janet,  born  15th  May  1770,  died  18th  Jan. 
1786;  Graham  (daugh.),  born  7th  March 
1772 ;  Douglas  Heron  (daugh.),  bom  30th 
Sept.  1773,  died  29th  April  1790;  James, 
born  5th  June  1775,  died  1st  July  1782; 
John,  born  17th  July  1777,  apprenticed  to  a 
W.S.,  died  13th  Jan.  1801.  Publications— 
Five  Single  Sermons  (Glasgow,  1768  ;  Edin- 
burgh, 1773,  1779,  1793;  Ayr,  1795);  A 
Practical  Essay  on  the  Death  of  Jesus 
Christ  (Edinburgh,  1786);  The  Benefits 
of  the  Revolution,  a  sermon  (Kilmarnock, 
1789)  [this  led  to  a  satirical  essay  or 
sermon,  Modem  Moderation  stated  and 
defended  (Edinburgh,  1790)];  Sermons 
viii.-ix.  (Scotch  Preacher,  iii.);  Account  of 
the  Parish  (jointly  with  Dr  Dalrymple) ; 
(Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace.  i.,  xxi.). — [Tombst. ; 
Murray's  Galloway,  202 ;  Rankine's  Inst, 
of  Theology ;  Haldane's  Mem. ;  Diet.  Nat. 
Biog.] 

ROBERT  AULD,  called  12th  Dec.  1799  ; 
1Rno    ord.  (assistant  and  successor)    18th 
April  1800;  trans,  to  First  Charge 
1st  June  1814. 

ALEXANDER  CUTHILL,  probably  son 
of  William  C.,  farmer,  St  Ninians, 
Stirling ;  educated  at  Glasgow  Univ. ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  3rd  Oct.  1809; 
became  assistant  in  First  Charge ;  pres. 
by  magistrates,  Town  Council,  and  kirk- 
session,  7th  June,  and  ord.  1st  Sept.  1814 ; 
died  17th  Feb.  1852.  Publications— Public 
Sins  aggravated  by  the  Enjoyment  of  Great 
Public  Blessings,  illustrated  from  the  Case 
of  the  Jews,  and  the  Present  compared,  with 
the  Former  Position  of  the  Church  of 
Scotland,  a  sermon  (Edinburgh,  1843) ; 
Discourses  on  Interesting  and  Important 
Subjects  of  Practical  Religion,  2  vols.  (Ayr, 
1851) ;  Account  of  the  Parish  (New  Stat. 
Ace,  v.). 

WILLIAM  SHAW,  trans,  from  Bonhill, 
1851     and  adm.  (assistant  and  successor) 
16th    May     1851;    trans,    to    First 
Charge  30th  Sept.  1853. 


1854 


THOMAS    DYKES,  ord.    16th    March 
1854 ;    trans,    to    First    Charge   5th 


March  1863. 


1863 


WILLIAM    MENZIES.  ord.   7th    May 
1863 ;  trans,  to  Gladsmuir  20th  July 


1871. 


1871 


1910 


JOHN  SINCLAIR,  born  at  Port  Glas- 
gow, 1846 ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  M.A.  (1870),  B.D.  (1871) ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Greenock  ;  ord.  14th 
Dec.  1871 ;  res.  2nd  Dec.  1885.  He  became 
min.  of  the  Catholic  Apostolic  Church, 
Edinburgh,  and  afterwards  in  Dundee ; 
died  3rd  May  1905.  He  marr.  10th  Nov. 
1875,  Isabella  Davidson  or  List,  who  died 
s.p.  16th  Aug.  1909. 

WILLIAM  CAIRNS  DUNCAN,  ord. 
16th  June  1886 ;  trans,  to  First 
Charge  22nd  Sept.  1909. 

WILLIAM  PHIN  GILLIESON,  born 
25th  June  1879,  son  of  Archibald 
H.  G.,  min.  of  Olrig ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (1901);  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  May  1905 ;  assist- 
ant at  St  Giles',  Edinburgh ;  ord.  to 
Mannofield  18th  Jan.  1907  ;  trans,  and  adm. 
17th  Feb.  1910 ;  Chaplain  to  the  Forces, 
1915-18.  Marr.  18th  June  1913,  Margaret 
Marion,  daugh.  of  Andrew  Mitchell  of 
Fisherton,  Ayrshire,  and  has  issue — Mar- 
garet Marion  Phin,  born  30th  Sept.  1914 ; 
Esme  Helen  Mitchell,  born  17th  March 
1917.  Publications— "  Diary  of  a  Tour  in 
Egypt  and  Palestine  "  (Ayrshire  Advertiser, 
1912);  "Letters  to  my  Congregation  from 
Flanders"  (Ayrshire  Post,  1915-16). 


NEWTON-UPON-AYR. 

[A  church  was  built  here  in  1777.  The 
parish  was  disjoined  from  Monkton  and 
Prestwick,  and  erected  by  the  Lords  Com- 
missioners of  Teinds,  15th  Dec.  1779.] 

WILLIAM  PEEBLES,  born  1753,  son  of 
lOTa  James  P->  draper,  Inchture,  where  for 
a  short  time  he  taught  the  parish 
school ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dundee  6th  Sept.  1775  ; 
assistant  at  Dundonald ;  elected  by  the 
Town  Council  7th  Jan.,  and  ord.  25th  June 
1778;    trans,   and  adm.   18th    May   1780; 


14 


NEWTON-UPON-  A  Y  R 


[PRESB.  OF 


elected  clerk  of  Presb.  27th  Nov.  1782 ; 
D.D.  (Dickensonian  College,  Carlisle,  Penn- 
sylvania, 1795);  died  11th  Oct.  1826.  He 
marr.  31st  Dec.  1781,  Jean  Home,  who  died 
23rd  May  1832,  and  had  issue— James,  born 
22nd  Nov.  1782,  died  at  Kingston,  Jamaica, 
23rd  June  1822  ;  Margaret  Chaplain,  born 
26th  Feb.  1784,  died  2nd  May  1788 ;  John, 
M.D.,  Edinburgh,  born  21st  July  1785; 
William,  merchant,  Glasgow,  born  26th 
March  1787,  died  21st  Dec.  1848;  Anne 
Miller,  born  11th  Sept.  1788,  died  24th 
March  1792 ;  Jean  Home,  born  13th  May 
1790  (marr.  25th  Dec.  1816,  Capt.  Archibald 
Fullarton,  36th  Foot),  died  12th  March  1819 ; 
Charles,  writer,  Glasgow,  born  15th  March 
1792;  Annabella  Home,  born  1st  June  1794, 
died  2nd  Jan.  1814  ;  Mary,  born  31st  July 
1796  (marr.  William  Rorison,  min.  of  Stair); 
Margaret  Ann,  born  19th  April  1800.  Pub- 
lications— The  great  Things  which  the  Lord 
hath  done  for  the  Nation,  illustrated  and 
improved,  two  sermons  (Kilmarnock,  1788) 
[on  which  appeared  "  Remarks :'  subjoined 
to  a  sermon  preached  the  same  day  by 
William  M'Gill,  D.D.] ;  "  Short  Account  of 
the  Author  with  Sermon  XX."  (Grant's  Ser- 
mons ii.,  Air,  1793);  Sermons  on  various 
Subjects,  to  which  are  subjoined  Hymns 
(Edinburgh,  1794);  The  Universality  of 
pure  Christian  Worship,  and  the  Means  of 
promoting  it,  Considered,  a  sermon  (Ayr, 
1796) ;  The  Crisis,  or  the  Progress  of 
Revolutionary  Principles,  a  Poem  (Edin- 
burgh, 1803) ;  the  same,  enlarged  and 
altered  (Edinburgh,  1804);  Poems,  consist- 
ing chiefly  of  Odes  and  Elegies  (Glasgow, 
1810);  Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's 
Stat.  Ace,  ii.).— [Wallace's  Burns,  i.  363, 
iii.  91.] 

JAMES  JULIUS  WOOD,  pres.  by  the 

magistrates,     Town     Council,    and 

heritors   in    March,    and    ord.    16th 

Aug.    1827;     elected    to    Middle    Parish, 

Paisley,  Sept.  1835,  but  declined  to  accept ; 

trans,  to  Stirling  12th  May  1836. 

JAMES  STEVENSON,  born  1810,  eldest 
son  of  Alexander  S.,  artificer,  Kil- 
marnock;   educated    at    Univ.    of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  4th 


May  1836  ;  assistant  at  Kilmarnock ;  pres. 
by  the  committee  for  managing  the  affairs 
of  the  church  and  parish  in  Oct.,  and  ord. 
29th  Dec.  1836.  Joined  the  Free  Church 
in  1843  ;  min.  of  Newton-upon-Ayr  Free 
Church,  1843-65;  died  30th  Sept.  1865. 
His  attainments  as  a  scholar  were  widely 
recognised,  and  he  made  a  special  study 
of  geology.  He  marr.  10th  Aug.  1840, 
Mary  (died  s.p.  2nd  June  1899),  daugh.  of 
James  MacKinlay,  D.D.,  min.  of  Kilmar- 
nock. Publication — Account  of  the  Parish 
{Neiv  Stat,  Ace.  v.). 

v  ANDREW  BROWN,  ord.  31st  Aug. 
1843     1843  ;  trans,  to  Irvine  9th  Jan.  1845. 

JOHN  CAIRD,  M.A. ;   ord.  18th  Sept. 
1845  ;  trans,  to  Lady  Yester's,  Edin- 


1845 


burgh,  6th  May  1847. 


JOHN      STUART,      trans,     from     St 
George's-in-the-Fields,  Glasgow,  and 
adm.    25th    Nov.    1847;    trans,    to 
Moffat  26th  Oct.  1849. 


1847 


1850 


ROBERT  HENDERSON,  born  2nd 
Nov.  1825,  youngest  son  of  Richard 
H.,  solicitor,  Haddington  ;  educated 
at  Glasgow  Univ. ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow ;  ord.  10th  Jan.  1850 ;  app. 
chaplain  at  Calcutta  8th  July  1851,  and 
in  Northern  Provinces  of  India  in  1868 ; 
res.  in  1871 ;  died  at  Nice  27th  Sept.  1897. 
He  marr.  (1)  29th  July  1851  :  (2)  8th  Feb. 
1858  :  (3)  20th  Dec.  1866,  Helen  Christina 
Meikle,  who  died  21st  June  1907. 

-  ANDREW  KENNEDY  HUTCHISON 
BOYD,  ord.  10th  Sept.  1851 ;  trans, 
to    Kirkpatrick-Irongray   27th    Jan. 

1854. 

-  GEORGE  STEWART  BURNS,  M.A. ; 

ord.  11th  May  1854;  trans,  to  Hous- 


1854 


ton  16th  July  1851; 


1857 


ROBERT  WALLACE,  M.A. ;  ord.  23rd 
Dec.  1857  ;  trans,  to  Trinity  Parish, 


Edinburgh,  21st  Dec.  1860. 


1861 


JOHN    MACLEOD,    B.A.;    ord.    8th 
Aug.    1861 ;    trans,    to    Duns    18th 


Sept.  1862. 


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NEWTON-UPON-AYR— ST  LEONARD'S 


15 


1863 


1867 


1875 


1881 


GEORGE      THOMAS       JAMIESON, 
MA. ;  ord.  26th  March  1863  ;  trans, 
to  Portobello  20th  July  1866. 
WILLIAM  EWEN  BELL  GUNN,  ord. 
17th  Jan.  1867  ;  trans,  to  Anderston, 
Glasgow,  31st  Dec.  1868. 
EDWARD      LITTON     THOMPSON, 
B.A. ;   ord.    13th    May  1869;    trans. 
869     to   Second  Charge,  Hamilton,   18th 
March  1875. 
DAVID    SMITH    PETERS,  ord.   25th 
Aug.  1875 ;  trans,  to  Middle  Parish, 
Greenock,  13th  March  1877. 
ROBERT  MACPHERSON,  M.A.,  B.D. ; 
1877    ord.  16th  Aug.  1877 ;  trans,  to  Elgin 
17th  Feb.  1881. 
WILLIAM    RAINIE,  born   26th   Nov. 
1855,  son  of  Robert  R.,  C.A.,  Edin- 
burgh, and  Marion   Cowan   Brown ; 
educated     at     Edinburgh    Academy     and 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  M.A.  (1877) ;    Keen, 
by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  May  1879;  assist- 
ant at  St  Cuthbert's  ;  ord.  20th  July  1881. 
Marr.  15th  Dec.  1881,  Jane  Agnes  (died  27th 
July  1920),  daugh.  of  Josias  Cunningham 
of  Glencairn,  Belfast,  and  has  issue — Jane 
Agnes  Cunningham,  born  28th  Sept.  1882  ; 
Robert,  born  11th  Dec.  1884. 

ST  JAMES'S,  AYR  (Q.S.). 

[The  church  was  built  in  1885  in  North 
Newton.  The  parish,  disjoined  from 
Newton  -  upon  -  Ayr,  was  erected  by  the 
Court  of  Teinds,  15th  July  1904.] 
ROBERT  HENDERSON,  ord  10th 
March  1885;  adm.  Flowerhill  10th 
1885     Jan.  1889. 

JOHN  HENDERSON,  born  18th  Nov. 
1889     185" >      educated    at    Univ.    of    St 
Andrews ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Kirk- 
caldy   in   1885 ;   ord.   to    Kingairloch    7th 
June   1887 ;    trans,   and  adm.    17th  April 
1889  ;  died  unmarr.  10th  Oct.  1911. 
JOHN     M'FARLANE     HAMILTON, 
ord.  14th  Feb.  1912 ;  trans,  to  Allo- 
way  18th  Dec.  1918. 
MUIR    ANDREW,   born   Paisley,  19th 
1919    *^y  1893'  son  °f  Alexander  A.,  M.A., 
and  Elizabeth,  seventh   daughter  of 
Alexander  Walls,  builder  of  Coats'  Thread 


1912 


Mills, Paisley ;  educated  at  Paisley  Grammar 
School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Paisley  2nd  May  1917 ;  assistant 
at  Middle  Church,  Paisley,  and  Riccarton ; 
ord.  4th  June  1919.  Publications — Contri- 
butions to  Coats'  Memorial  Magazine  (Pais- 
ley), and  Kilmarnock  Standard. 


ST  LEONARD'S,  AYR  (Q.S.). 

[The  church  was  built  in  1886.  The 
parish,  disjoined  from  Ayr,  was  erected  by 
the  Court  of  Teinds,  7th  March  1892.] 

WILLIAM  GRANGER,  born  Glasgow, 
24th  April  1859;  educated  at  St 
David's  Parish  School  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1881) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  in  1884 ;  assistant  at  Bluevale 
and  St  Mungo's  parishes;  ord.  7th  July 
1886  ;  died  1st  March  1898.  He  marr.  23rd 
April  1891,  Jane  (died  8th  May  1912), 
daugh.  of  John  Hunter,  Burnfoot,  Dal- 
mellington.  Publication — The  Average  Man 
and  other  Sermons  [Preface  by  Edward 
Caird,  Master  of  Balliol ;  Memoir  by  James 
Miller,  min.  of  New  Cumnock]  (Paisley, 
1899). 

WILLIAM  WALKER,  born  13th  Aug. 
1861,  son  of  William  W.,  min.  of 
1898  Mid-Calder;  educated  at  Highfield 
School,  Melrose,  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
M.A.  (1881),  B.D.  (1884) ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Edinburgh  17th  June  1884  ;  ord.  mission- 
ary at  Chamba,  India,  15th  Oct.  1884  ;  adm. 
here  28th  July  1898 ;  res.  17th  May  1909. 
Marr.  5th  July  1905,  Marion  Jane, 
daugh.  of  William  Mackenzie,  Clairmont 
Gardens,  Glasgow. 

OSWALD  BELL  MILLIGAN,  born 
Aberdeen,  10th  Feb.  1879,  son  of 
William  M.,  D.D.,  Professor  of 
Biblical  Criticism,  Aberdeen ;  educated 
at  Edinburgh  Academy  and  Univ. ;  M.A. 
(1899),  B.D.  (1902);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Edinburgh  in  1903  ;  assistant  at  Greenside, 
Edinburgh ;  ord.  to  Wallacetown,  Ayr, 
11th  May  1906;  trans,  and  adm.  19th  Oct. 
1909;  served  with  8th  Black  Watch  in 
European  War;  Military  Cross  (1916); 
trans,  to  Jedburgh  16th  May  1919.     Marr. 


16 


ST  LEONARD'S— VVALLACETOWN 


[PItESB.  OF 


26th  June  1912,  Beatrix  Ann  Monro, 
daugh.  of  Robert  Paterson  Paterson  of 
Montgomerie  and  Ella  Morison  Thomson, 
and  has  issue — Beatrice  Movia,  born  30th 
Dec.  1918. 


1919 


JOHN  ELLIS,  born  Strathblane,  21st 
Aug.  1890,  sou  of  George  E.  and 
Sarah  Margaret  Brown  ;  educated  at 
Strathblane  School  and  Whitehill  School, 
Glasgow,  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(1911),  B.D.  (1914);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Dunbarton,  May  1914  ;  assistant  at  Alloa  ; 
ord.  at  Elie  19th  Jan.  1916 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  15th  Oct.  1919.  Marr.  19th  April 
1917,  Annie  Catherine,  only  daugh.  of  Alex- 
ander Grant,  Clunievale,  Alloa. 

WALLACETOWN,  AYR  (Q.S.). 

[The  church  was  built  in  1834.  In  1836 
the  General  Assembly  granted  it  a  consti- 
tution and  a  district  of  its  own.  The  parish 
was  disjoined  from  St  Quivox  by  the  Court 
of  Teinds,  9th  March  1874.} 

JOHN  ALEXANDER,  unanimously 
elected  by  the  male  heads  of  families 
being    communicants,   and  ord.    8th 

Dec.  1836 ;   trans,  to  Kirkcaldy  15th  March 

1838. 


JAMES  STEWART,  elected  in  June, 
and  ord.  30th  Aug.  1838 ;  trans,  to 
South  Parish,  Aberdeen,  27th  Oct. 


1838 

1842. 

WILLIAM  GRANT,  born  6th  Sept. 
1814,  son  of  Patrick  G.,  min.  of 
Kirkmichael,  Banffshire ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
St  Andrews  30th  Nov.  1836  ;  assistant  at 
Logiealmond  in  1837,  and  St  John's,  Glas- 
gow, 1840;  ord.  19th  April  1843.  Joined 
the  Free  Church  in  1843  ;  min.  of  Wallace- 
town  Free  Church,  1843-76  ;  died  2nd  Nov. 
1876.  He  marr.  1845,  Auguste  Peterson 
(died  s.p.),  daugh.  of  the  librarian  at  Bonn 
University.  Publications  —  The  Lord's 
Supper  Explained  (Glasgow,  1859) ;  Chris- 
tian Baptism  Explained  (Glasgow.  1871) ; 
Missionary  Life  among  the  Jeivs  in 
Moldavia,  Galicia,  and  Silesia  (London, 
1867) ;    Christ   Our  Hope,  and  other  Ser- 


mons, with  Memoir  by  David  Maclagan. — 
[Baird's  Sixty  Years  of  Church  Life  in  Ayr, 
67-199  ;  Brown's  Annals  of  the  Disruption, 
127.  386,  518.] 

*    SAMUEL   BLAIR,  trans,  from  Presby- 
1844     te"an   Church,   Dudley,    13th    June 
1844 ;     trans,    to    Dairy,    Galloway, 
26th  Sept.  1845. 

WILLIAM  GRAHAM,  ord.  27th  March 
1846  ;  trans,  to  Newhaven  18th  April 


1846 


1850. 


JOHN  DEWAR  FORBES,  born  Duns, 
10th  April  1825,  son  of  Thomas  F.  and 
Elizabeth  Dewar  ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Duns 
5th  Dec.  1848;  ord.  19th  Sept.  1850; 
res.  7th  Feb.  1855 ;  assistant  at  Earlston, 
1856-8.  Joined  the  Church  of  England; 
curate  of  New  Wortley,  Leeds,  1866-8 ;  St 
Thomas,  Preston,  Lancashire,  1868-70; 
St  Stephen,  Tonbridge,  Kent,  1870-5; 
Egerton,  Kent,  1875-83  ;  Nonington,  Kent, 
1883-5  ;  rector  of  Shadoxhurst,  Kent,  1885  ; 
died  19th  May  1915.  He  marr.  (1)  Jane 
Winlaw,  Berwick-on-Tweed,  who  died  s.p. 
1886 :  (2)  13th  Aug.  1889,  Louisa  Mary 
Blaine,  schoolmistress  of  Shadoxhurst 
[Canterbury  Diocesan  Gazette,  June  1915]. 

HENRY  GIBSON,  M.A. ;  ord.  7th  June 
1855     1^55  »  trans,  to   Glenapp  26th  Nov. 
1857. 

FRANCIS  RAE,  educated  at  Univ.  of 
St  Andrews;  ord.  12th  Aug.  1858 


1858 


res.  1st  Feb.  1865. 


1865 


GEORGE  JOHN  CHALMERS  SCOTT, 
born  Creebridge,  Minnigaff,  30th  Oct. 
1835,  fourth  son  of  Archibald  S., 
schoolmaster,  and  Jessie  Darling  ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Wigtown  26th  July  1864;  ord.  20th  July 
1865,  died  27th  Dec.  1905.  He  marr.  6th 
Sept.  1865,  Agnes  Milligan,  and  had  issue — 
Archibald  John  Darling,  min.  of  North- 
maven ;  Lilian  Anna,  born  22nd  April 
1870  ;  Jessie  Helen,  born  15th  April  1872  ; 
Amy  Constance,  born  4th  Aug.  1874 ; 
Bertram  Watson,  born  3rd  Dec.  1876. 

OSWALD    BELL    MILLIGAN,   M.A., 
1906     B.D. ;   ord.  11th   May   1906;    trans, 
to  St  Leonard's  19th  Oct.  1909. 


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JOHN  ARCHIBALD  GLOVER 
THOMSON,  born  Sanquhar,  19th 
1910  Feb.  1883,  son  of  James  T.,  D.D., 
min.  of  St  Andrew's,  Glasgow ;  educated 
at  George  Watson's  College,  Edinburgh, 
Glasgow  Academy,  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 
M.A.  (1903),  B.D.  (1906)  j  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Glasgow  May  1907 ;  assistant  at  St 
Andrew's,  Edinburgh  ;  ord.  3rd  Feb.  1910  ; 
trans,  to  Tron  Parish,  Edinburgh,  28th 
Sept.  1916.  Marr.  9th  June  1910,  Ethel 
Maud,  youngest  daugh.  of  Thomas  Richard- 
son, Edinburgh,  and  has  issue  —  Aidan 
Hunter,  born  1st  April  1911. 

JOHN  MARTIN,  born  Greenock,  26th 
June  1888,  son  of  James  M.  and 
Anne      Maclntyre ;      educated     at 

Greenock  Higher  Grade  School  and  Univ. 

of    Glasgow;    M.A.    (1910),  B.D.   (1913); 

licen.    by    Presb.   of    Greenock    in    1913 ; 

assistant  at  Bluevale,  Glasgow,  and  First 

Charge,  Hamilton  ;  ord.  16th  Jan.  1917. 


BARR. 

[The  parish  of  Barr  was  disjoined  from 
Dailly,  Girvan,  and  Colmonell,  in  1653. 
In  the  churchyard,  a  stone  commemorates 
Edward  MacKean,  a  Covenanter,  shot  in 
1685.  At  Kirkdominie  in  the  parish,  styled 
in  Latin  deeds  "  Capella  Sanctae  Trinitatis 
de  Kildomine,"  there  was  a  Chapel  of  the 
Holy  Trinity,  with  a  Holy  Well.  The 
ruins  of  the  chapel  stand  on  high  ground 
overlooking  the  Water  of  Stinchar.  Here 
was  held  annually  the  Fair  of  Kirkdominie, 
sometimes  vulgarly  called  Kirkdamdie  Fair. 
The  fair  day  was  Trinity  Sunday,  but  was 
changed  in  Protestant  times  to  the  last 
Sunday  of  May.] 

FERGUS  ALEXANDER  or  M'ALEX- 
1653  ANDER,  tutor  of  Dalreoch;  M.A. 
(Glasgow  1635) ;  became  min.  at 
Kilmud  in  Ireland ;  was  recommended  by 
a  committee  of  General  Assembly  5th  May 
1647,  and  the  Presb.  desired  to  further  his 
provision  to  any  vacant  kirk  among  them  ; 
adrn.  in  1653 ;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parlia- 
ment 11th  June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy 
Council  1st  Oct.  1662 ;  returned  in  1687. 

VOL.  III. 


HERCULES  LINDSAY,  studied  at  St 
1665  Leonard's  College ;  M.A.  (St  Andrews, 
25th  July  1663) ;  min.  about  1665 ; 
outed  in  1689;  retired  to  Edinburgh,  and 
died  10th  April  1710,  aged  67.  He  marr. 
Janet  Seton,  and  had  issue  —  Katherine 
(marr.  John  Lawson,  merchant  in  Den) ; 
Ann  (marr.  John  Thorn,  schoolmaster,  Carn- 
bee) ;  Elizabeth  (marr.  John  Clephane, 
merchant,  Anstruther) ;  Margaret  (marr. 
Sergeant  M'Naughton  in  Lauder's  Regi- 
ment).— [Edin.  Bur.  Reg. ;  Reg.  of  Deeds, 
Mack.,  29th  March  1711.] 

FERGUS  M'ALEXANDER,  M.A., 
1687  aDOVe  noticed  ;  returned  Aug.  1687  ; 
died  after  9th  Feb.  1688.  He 
marr.  (cont.  30th  June  1658)  Jean  (died 
in  May  1691),  daugh.  of  William 
M'Kerrell  of  Hillhouse. — [G.  R.  Homings, 
5th  April  1672;  Privy  Seal  Eng.  Reg.,  v., 
18  ;  Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.,  327.] 

GEORGE  GUTHRIE,  called  Oct.  1689 ; 
1689     trans,  to  Oxnam  after  4th  Aug.  1691. 

THOMAS  FISHER,  called  May  1692 ; 
16g3     ord.  9th  May  1693  ;  trans,  to  Auchter- 
gaven  26th  April  1698. 

WILLIAM  GORDON,  brother  of 
16g9  Thomas  G.,  wright  in  Glasgow ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Ayr  28th  July,  and  called 
27th  Sept.  1698;  ord.  26th  April  1699; 
died  between  9th  July  and  4th  Nov.  1724. 
He  left  a  MS.  account  of  his  personal 
experiences  in  religion.  He  marr.  10th 
Dec.  1707,  Jean  Hamilton,  who  survived 
him.  He  bequeathed  200  merks  to  the 
Kirk-session  and  100  to  Dalrymple  for 
the  poor.— [  Woodrow  MSS.;  Ayr  Sheriff- 
Court  Books,  11th  Nov.  1726.] 

JOHN  CAMPBELL,  son  of  John  C, 
1?25  min.  of  Craigie;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Ayr  2nd  Sept.  1724;  called  10th 
June,  and  ord.  22nd  Sept.  1725 ;  died  9th 
Feb.  1743,  aged  44.  He  marr.  23rd  Nov. 
1736,  Marion  (died  6th  March  1795),  daugh. 
of  John  Lockhart,  bailie  of  Ayr,  and  had 
issue — John ;  Marion  (marr.  John  Mont- 
gomerie,  collector  of  taxes,  Ayr),  died 
March  1811,  aged  72  ;  Margaret ;  James. 
— [Tombst. ;  Paterson's  Ayr,  i.] 


18 


BARR 


[PRESB.    OF 


WILLIAM  ALLAN,  son  of  Robert  A., 
_  merchant,  Glasgow ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Irvine  11th  Aug.  1741  ;  called  22nd  May, 
and  ord.  14th  Aug.  1746;  died  25th  Oct. 
1778.  He  marr.  12th  June  1750,  Agnes 
Chalmers,  who  died  s.p.  11th  Aug.  1787. 
— [TombsL] 

STEPHEN  YOUNG,  son  of  Thomas 
1*780  Y.,  merchant  burgess,  Glasgow,  and 
Marion  Howison  ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Lanark 
27th  March  1776  ;  assistant  at  Ochiltree ; 
called  23rd  Sept.  1779;  ord.  8th  March 
1780 ;  died  21st  Feb.  1819,  aged  74.  He 
marr.  (1)  22nd  June  1780,  Elizabeth  Pater- 
son,  who  died  3rd  July  1781,  and  had  issue 
—Thomas,  born  8th  May  1781,  died  16th 
March  1782:  (2)  20th  Sept.  1784,  Mary 
(died  22nd  Jan.  1837),  daugh.  of  Archibald 
M'William  in  Blackclauchary,  and  had  issue 
— Thomas,  born  10th  Sept.  1786;  Jean, 
born  19th  May  1788,  died  20th  Aug.  1791  ; 
Marion,  born  13th  May  1790,  died  24th 
July  1819;  Jean,  born  7th  Dec.  1792 
(marr.  22nd  Dec.  1812,  David  Ewen  of  the 
Customs,  Ayr);  Archibald  of  Hyndford, 
M.D.,  born  31st  March  1795.  Publication 
—Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat. 
Ace,  xii.). — [Tombst.] 

EBENEZER  BRADSHAW  WALLACE, 
born  Lowick,  19th  June  1792,  son 
of  Gavin  W.,  min.  of  Nenthorn ; 
educated  at  Univs.  of  Glasgow  and  Edin- 
burgh, became  tutor  in  the  family  of  David 
Cathcart,  Lord  Alloway ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Kelso  5th  June  1817 ;  assistant  in  this 
parish ;  pres.  by  George,  Prince  Regent, 
26th  March,  and  ord.  19th  Aug.  1819. 
Joined  the  Free  Church  in  1843;  min.  of 
Barr  Free  Church  1843-67  ;  died  unmarried 
6th  June  1867.  Publications — A  Lecture 
on  the  Right  Relation  between  Church  and 
State  (Ayr,  1844);  Account  of  the  Parish 
{New  Stat.  Ace,  v.). 

JAMES  MACMASTER,  born  13th  Jan. 
1815,    son    of     Peter    M.,    min.    of 
Girvan ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;    licen.  by  Presb.   of  Ayr   8th    May 
1839;  pres.  by  Queen  Victoria;   ord.  21st 


Dec.  1843;  died  20th  Dec.  1852.  He 
marr.  29th  April  1845,  Grace  (died  18th 
March  1860),  daugh.  of  James  Gibson, 
solicitor,  Wigtown,  and  had  issue — Jessie 
Caldwell  Russell,  born  15th  Feb.  1847; 
Henrietta  Maria,  born  13th  March  1849 ; 
Peter,  born  4th  Nov.  1850. 

JAMES  GIBSON,  son  of  James  G., 
185s  solicitor,  Wigtown ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord.  to  Terregles 
8th  March  1849  ;  pres.  by  Queen  Victoria  ; 
trans.  23rd  June  1853  ;  died  22nd  Aug.  1858. 
He  marr.  26th  March  1850,  Mary  Ann  (died 
12th  Dec.  1857),  daugh.  of  Thomas  Inglis, 
min.  of  Lochrutton,  and  had  issue — Mary 
Ann  Duncan,  born  17th  Feb.  1851 ;  Jessie 
Caldwell,  born  7th  Nov.  1852  ;  James,  born 
11th  Dec.  1854;  Thomas  Inglis,  born  7th 
March  1856,  died  17th  May  1857. 

WILLIAM  MUNGALL,  eldest  son  of 
1859  WiHiam  M.,  overseer,  Lanarkshire ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord. 
to  Barrhead  19th  Oct.  1854  ;  pres.  by  Queen 
Victoria;  trans,  and  adm.  13th  Jan.  1859; 
res.  21st  and  died  30th  Dec.  1865. 

DAVID  STRONG,  M.A.,  pres.  by  Queen 
1866    Victoria ;  ord.  3rd  May  1866  ;  trans, 
to  Hillhead  14th  Oct.  1872. 

CHARLES  GOODALL,  born  28th  June 
1873  *846,  son  °^  Alexander  G.,  farmer, 
North  Bank,  Cameron,  Fife,  and 
Marjory  Page ;  educated  at  Cameron  School, 
Madras  College,  and  Univ.  of  St  Andrews  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  St  Andrews  in  1869 ; 
assistant  at  Strathmiglo  and  St  Andrews, 
Edinburgh ;  ord.  8th  May  1873 ;  died  27th 
Aug.  1888.  He  marr.  9th  June  1875,  Jane, 
daugh.  of  Andrew  Watson  of  Belmont, 
St  Andrews,  and  had  issue — Alexander, 
M.D.,  F.R.C.P.E.,  Edinburgh,  born  1st  June 
1876;  Marjory  Jane  Watson,  born  22nd 
July  1877 ;  Charles,  min.  of  Dailly,  born 
10th  Jan.  1880 ;  John,  born  9th  Jan.  1883, 
died  12th  Sept.  1901. 

GEORGE  DODS,  born  Leith,  11th  Oct. 

1858,   son    of    George    D.,    min.    of 

Garvald ;   educated  at  High  School 

and  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1880),  B.D. 

(1882)  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  in  1882  ; 


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assistant  at  Hyndland,  Glasgow,  and  Scots 
Church,  Melbourne ;  ord.  to  Melbourne  1st 
Feb.  1883 ;  trans,  and  adm.  20th  Feb.  1889. 
Marr.  4th  June  1890,  Ida,  daugh.  of  John 
Abraham,  and  has  issue — Ida  Mary  Homan, 
born  31st  March  1891  (marr.  28th  Nov. 
1917,  John  Gifford  Nicholson,  lieut. 
R.F.A.);  Helen  Ruth,  born  1st  March 
1893  (marr.  1st  June  1916,  Oliver  Hughes- 
Onslow,  yr.,  of  Balkissock,  lieut.  Irish 
Guards) ;  George  John  Abraham,  born 
19th  Oct.  1894,  died  11th  April  1910; 
Edith  Jane,  born  31st  Jan.  1900. 


CATRINE  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  built  here  by  Claud 
Alexander  of  Ballochmyle  in  1792.  On 
31st  May  1834,  the  General  Assembly 
granted  it  a  chapel  constitution,  and 
assigned  it  a  district.  The  parish  of 
Catrine  was  disjoined  from  Sorn  on  30th 
Oct.  1871.  At  St  Cuthbert's  Holm  on  the 
Water  of  Ayr,  near  the  site  of  Catrine 
Church,  there  was  of  old  a  chapel  of  St 
Cuthbert.] 

ROBERT  STEVEN, ord.  12th  Sept.  1792; 
1792    trans,  to  Dalrymple  31st  May  1798. 

ANDREW  HARLEY,  called  Nov.  1799 ; 
ord.  15th  May  1800;  trans,  to  John- 
stone Chapel-of-Ease  26th  April  1804. 

JAMES  CURRIE,  eldest  son  of 
iai6  James  C.,  farmer,  Stevenston ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  MA. 
(1803) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  3rd  Oct. 
1809  ;  elected  in  Nov.  1815  ;  ord.  5th  March 
1816  ;  dep.  15th  June  1836  "  for  several  acts 
of  intoxication."  He  marr.  and  had  issue 
— James,  student  of  medicine  at  Glasgow 
1825-8. 

WILLIAM  HUTCHESON,  born  Liff, 
1836  1805 >  educated  at  Univ.  of  St 
Andrews;  ord.  22nd  Dec.  1836. 
Joined  the  Free  Church  in  1843;  min.  of 
Free  Church,  Johnstone,  Renfrewshire, 
1844-76 ;  died  25th  March  1876.  He  marr. 
25th  Sept.  1839,  Jane,  only  daugh.  of  Robert 


Reid,  merchant,  Greenock.  Publications — 
Home  Evangelisation  (London,  1851) ;  The 
Apocrypha  Opened. 


1855 


JAMES  BELL  BIGGAR,  missionary  at 
Banton  1854;  ord.  17th  May  1855; 
died  at  Annan  8th  Oct.  1870. 


1872 


PEARSON     MADAM     MUIR,     ord. 
70     22nd     Sept.     1870;     first    min.     of 
the  parish ;  trans,  to   Polmont  1st 
Aug.  1872. 

THOMAS  PHILLIP,  born  14th  Aug. 
1840,  son  of  Robert  P.  and  Elizabeth 
Beveridge  ;  educated  at  Dunfermline 
School  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  MA. 
(1870);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh; 
assistant  at  East  Church,  Stirling ;  ord. 
21st  Nov.  1872 ;  died  24th  July  1876.  He 
marr.  24th  Dec.  1872,  Jane  Runue  (died 
10th  Oct.  1917),  daugh.  of  William  Pike, 
and  had  issue — Robert  James,  born  3rd 
June  1875,  died  at  Prestwick  19th  Oct. 
1909;  and  a  daugh.,  died  in  infancy. 


1877 


JAMES  BUCHANAN,  B.Sc. ;  ord.  4th 
Jan.  1877  ;  trans,  to  Eaglesham  18th 
Oct.  1881. 


JAMES  GILMOUR  BAILLIE,  licen.  by 
1882  Presk-  °f  Paisley  4th  May  1881 ; 
ord.  9th  March  1882 ;  died  at  Prest- 
wick 21st  May  1893.  He  marr.  17th  Feb. 
1885,  Josephine  Mactavish  (died  20th  Aug. 
1888),  and  had  issue — James  Duncan  Mac- 
tavish, born  27th  Jan.  1886 ;  Josephine,, 
born  10th  Aug.  and  died  26th  Sept.  1888. 

HUGH  CALLAN,  MA. ;  ord.  8th  Nov. 
1893;  trans,  to  Second  Charge* 
Montrose,  13th  Jan.  1899. 

WILLIAM  JOHN,  born  Glasgow,  27th 
March  1871,  son  of  John  Shennan 
Graham  J.  and  Margaret  M'Nab ; 
educated  at  High  School  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  MA.  (1893);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Glasgow  May  1895 ;  assistant  at  Cath- 
cart  and  St  Thomas's,  Glasgow;  ord.  11th 
May  1899.  Marr.  9th  Aug.  1905,  Sara, 
daugh.  of  John  Alexander  Taylor,  and  has 
issue  —  Graham  Taylor,  born  29th  May 
1906 ;  Margaret  Patricia,  born  22nd  June 
1915. 


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COYLTON 


[PRESB.  OF 


1581 


COYLTON. 

[The  vicarage  of  Coylton  belonged  to  the 
Chapel  Royal  of  Stirling,  and  yielded  it 
two  prebends.  Coylton  was  for  some  time 
united  to  the  parish  of  Riccarton,  but  was 
severed  from  it  in  1647.  About  the  year 
1700,  those  parts  of  the  lands  of  Gadgirth 
lying  north  and  east  of  the  Water  of  Coyle 
were  disjoined  from  the  parish  of  Ochil- 
tree, and  added  to  Coylton.  In  this  parish 
there  were  of  old  three  chapels,  St  Bride's, 
near  Sundrum,  the  Chapel  of  Camel,  which 
had  its  Chapel  Well,  and  the  Chapel  of 
Raithhill,  where  also  there  was  a  Holy 
Well.  Coylton  Church  was  rebuilt  in 
1776,  and  again  in  1836. 

JAMES  DAVIDSON,  exhorter  at 
1570     Candlemas  1570. 

1574    JOHN  CAMPBELL,  reader,  1574-80. 

MATTHEW  WYLLIE,  min.  of  Dal- 
rymple  pres.  3rd  May  1581 ;  trans,  to 
Dalmellington  1590. 

WILLIAM    WALLACE,    educated    at 
1598     Univ.    of    Glasgow;    M.A.    (1593); 
min.     of     Dalmellington    in     1595 ; 
trans,  in  1598. 

JAMES  KER,  adm.  about  1606;  trans. 
1606     to  Colmonell  in  1610. 

WILLIAM  SCOTT,  educated  at  Univ. 

161Q     of     Edinburgh;     M.A.     (27th    July 

1609) ;     was    min.     here    in     1619 ; 

deposed   7th  Nov.  1649   for  breaking  the 

Lord's  Day,  etc. — [Commiss.  to  Ass.,  1638.] 

JOHN  ROSE,  M.A. ;  deprived  by  Act 
of  Parliament  11th  June,  and  Decreet 
of  Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662  ;  adm. 
min.  of  Old  Monkland  in  1664. 

WILLIAM  FULLARTON  of  Craighall, 
alias  Laglen-Fullarton,  son  of  James 
F.,  of  that  ilk,  and  Agnes  Fullarton  ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1634)  ; 
adm.  to  St  Quivox  10th  May  1642;  not 
conforming  to  Episcopacy,  he  was  deposed 
by  the  Diocesan  Synod ;  was  accused 
before  the  Privy  Council,  March  1669,  of 
baptizing  and  marrying  irregularly,  which 
he  confessed  8th  April,  and  was  dismissed. 
He  was  adm.  to  this  parish  under  indulgence 


1662 


1672 


by  the  Privy  Council  3rd  Sept.  1672  ;  died 
after  Nov.  1679.  He  marr.  Frances,  daugh. 
of  Stewart  of  Raiss,  Renfrewshire.  She 
survived  him,  and  had  issue  —  James ; 
Robert  of  Craighall,  born  1641 ;  Francis ; 
William  ;  George. — [Baillie's  Lett. ;  Wod- 
row's  Hist.,  ii.,  123;  G.  R.  Inhib.,  19th 
Nov.  1680;  G.  R.  Homings,  10th  July 
1688 ;  P.  C.  Decreta,  8th  April  1680.] 

GEORGE  MILNE,  pres.  in  Feb.,  and  inst. 
16        Aug.  1680 ;  trans,  to  Campsie  24th 
June  1681.— [P.  C.  Decreta,  1680.] 

GEORGE  MEIK,  mentioned  as  min. 
12th  Dec.  1682 ;  trans,  to  Straiton 
in  1683. 

JOHN  WHITE,  mentioned  as  min.  16th 
1688  July  1683,  and  10th  March  1687. 
He  marr.  Helen,  daugh.  of  Robert 
Cruickshank  of  Banchory. — [Glasg.  Comm. 
Deeds,  9th  Feb.  1686;  Ayr  Sheriff-Court 
Books,  17th  Feb.  1688.] 

RICHARD  HISLOP,  educated  at  Univ. 
1687  of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (1679);  passed 
trials  before  Presb.  of  Dalkeith  ;  was 
recommended  to  the  Bishop  6th  Dec.  1683 
for  licence ;  pres.  by  Robert,  Bishop  of 
Dunblane,  in  March,  and  after  passing 
secondary  trials  before  same  Presb.  (being 
then  resident  at  Monktonhall  in  its 
bounds),  got  a  testimonial  1st  Sept.  1687, 
for  ordination.  The  parish  was  vacant  in 
1689.— [Dalkeith  Presb.  Reg.] 

JOHN    MAIR,    Presbyterian    min.    at 

Loughbrickland,  Ireland ;   called   in 

Aug.,    and    adm.    (with    liberty   to 

return   to  his  own   congregation  when  he 

might  have  access)   24th   Sept.  1689 ;  still 

min.  in  1691. 


1692 


JOHN  HUNTER,  brother  of  George  H. ; 
min.  at  Magherally,  Ireland,  in 
1672 ;   came  to   Scotland  in    1689 ; 

called  Jan.   1692,  and    adm.    soon    after; 

died    Jan.    1697.  —  [Glasg.    Tests.;    Reid's 

Ireland,  iii.,  18.] 

J  WILLIAM    BOYD,   son    of    John    B., 

7        mason,  Glasgow;    studied    divinity 

at    Univ.    of    Glasgow;    licen.    by 

Presb.  of  Ayr  26th  July  1699;  ord.   14th 


AYR] 


COYLTON 


21 


1723 


Feb.  1700;  died  of  grief  at  infidelity  of 
his  wife  Feb.  1722.  He  marr.  and  had 
issue— Allan  ;  Charles  ;  William  ;  Helen  ; 
Margaret;  Elizabeth  (marr.  16th  Sept. 
1736,  George  Blair,  tailor,  Edinburgh); 
Katherine.  —  \Glasg.  Tests. ;  Wodrow's 
Anal. ;  G.  R.  Homings,  19th  April  1705.] 
JOHN  KEY,  clerk  of  the  Baron's  Court 
at  Greenock  14th  Oct.  1708;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Ayr  19th  June  1717 ;  called  2nd  Aug. 
1722  ;  ord.  26th  Feb.  1723 ;  died  31st  Jan. 
1748.  He  marr.  (1)  Mary  Handyside,  who 
died  1st  Jan.  1732:  (2)  16th  Aug.  1732, 
Margaret  Campbell  (who  survived  him,  and 
marr.  (2)  1st  Sept.  1752,  Patrick  Douglas, 
surgeon,  Ayr) ;  she  died  1st  Nov.  1764. — 
[Williamson's  Old  Cartsburn,  185.] 

DAVID  SHAW,  third  son  of  Alexander 
1749  ^*>  mm-  °^  Edinkillie ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Forres  10th  Nov.  1743; 
pres.  by  George  II.  12th  July  1748 ;  ord. 
29th  June  1749;  D.D.  (St  Andrews,  11th 
Jan.  1775);  Moderator  of  the  General 
Assembly  25th  May  1776  ;  died  26th  April 
1810,  aged  91.  In  personal  appearance  he 
was  stately  and  venerable,  was  hale  and 
hearty  till  he  was  91,  and  had  not  a 
wrinkle  on  his  cheek  or  a  furrow  on  his 
brow.  He  marr.  5th  Nov.  1750,  Marion 
(died  14th  March  1803),  daugh.  of  James 
Dalrymple,  sheriff  clerk,  Ayr,  and  had 
issue— Grizel,  born  29th  Dec.  1751,  died 
28th  Feb.  1775 ;  Alexander,  born  7th  Feb. 
and  died  2nd  May  1753;  Margaret,  born 
4th  April  1754,  died  21st  Aug.  1799 ;  Jean 
Cathcart,  born  2nd  Sept.  1755,  died  18th 
Nov.  1800  ;  Charles,  writer,  Ayr,  born  17th 
Dec.  1757 ;  Manie,  born  14th  March  1759, 
died  10th  April  1784;  James,  born  20th 
Oct.  1760,  died  12th  July  1779  ;  William, 
born  6th  April  1763,  died  10th  Feb.  1793; 
David,  writer,  Edinburgh,  born  26th  Sept. 
1765;  John,  born  11th  July  1767,  died  5th 
Aug.  1774.  Publication — Account  of  the 
Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  i.,  xxi.). — 
[Tombst.] 

v  JOHN  BLACK,  eldest  son  of  Adam  B., 
1810     farmer,  Douglas,  Lanarkshire  ;   edu- 
cated at  parish  school  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;    licen.   by   Presb.  of   Edinburgh 


28th  April  1802  ;  pres.  by  George  III.  10th 
May,  and  ord.  20th  Sept.  1810;  LL.D. 
(Glasgow,  1st  May  1812) ;  died  at  Paris, 
26th  Aug.  1825,  aged  47.  Publications— 
The  Falls  of  Clyde,  or  the  Fairies,  a 
Scottish  dramatic  pastoral  (Edinburgh, 
1806);  Life  of  Tasso,  2  vols.  (Edinburgh, 
1810) ;  Palceoromaica  (London,  1822) ; 
Supplement  thereto  (London,  1824). 

ALEXANDER  DUNCAN,  born  16th 
June  1793,  son  of  William  D.,  min. 
of  Abernethy ;    licen.  by   Presb.  of 

Perth  25th  Sept.  1816  ;  pres.  by  George  IV. 

27th  Dec.  1825;  ord.  11th  May  1826;  died 

unmarried    at    Dysart,    26th    Aug.    1866. 

Publication — Account  of  the  Parish  {New 

Stat.  Ace,  v.). 

THOMAS    UNDERWOOD,    pres.    by 
1858     Queen  Victoria ;   ord.   assistant  and 
successor  8th  July  1858 ;  trans,  to 
Kirkpatrick-Irongray  22nd  Sept.  1859. 

JOHN  MACKINLAY,  eldest  son  of 
William  M.,  Campbeltown ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb. 

of  Kintyre  ;  pres.  by  Queen  Victoria ;  ord. 

assistant  and   successor  22nd   Dec.   1859 ; 

died  between  17th  Aug.  and  4th  Oct.  1865. 

He  marr.  Ann  Gillespie,  daugh.  of  John 

Stewart,  min.  of  Blair-Atholl. 

JAMES  GLASGOW,  born  Wiston, 
Lanarkshire,  1839,  son  of  James  G. 
and  Grace  Whitelaw ;  educated  at 
Wiston  and  Strathaven  Schools,  and  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Lanark 
in  1863 ;  pres.  by  Queen  Victoria ;  ord. 
assistant  and  successor  19th  April  1866 ; 
died  20th  Feb.  1904.  He  marr.  25th 
July  1894,  Margaret  M'Farlane,  elder 
daugh.  of  James  Maitland  of  Balquochen, 
Stirlingshire. 

-  DAVID  LOGAN  BLAIR,  ord.  7th  July 

1904 ;    trans,   to    Scone    10th    Nov. 


1904 


1908. 


1909 


WILLIAM  COCHRAN  CONN,  born 
The  Grange,  Castlerock,  Co.  Derry, 
23rd  Dec.  1871,  son  of  Hugh  C.  and 
Martha  Cochran ;  educated  at  Coleraine 
Academy,  Magee  College,  Derry,  and  Univ. 


22 


COYLTON— CRAIGIE 


[  PRESB.  OF 


of  St  Andrews;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Perth. 
(Original  Secession) ;  ord.  Original  Seces- 
sion min.  at  Kirriemuir  1897 ;  adm.  to 
Church  of  Scotland  May  1900  ;  assistant 
at  Alexandria  ;  app.  to  St  John's,  Hadding- 
ton, 17th  Sept.  1901 ;  trans,  to  St  John's, 
Glasgow,  18th  Dec.  1902 ;  trans.  22nd  April 
1909 ;  trans,  to  Penpont  (assist,  and  sue.) 
13th  July  1917.  Marr.  12th  June  1906, 
Beatrice  Isobel,  second  daugh.  of  John 
Carlyle,  M.D.,  Greenock,  and  has  issue — 
John  Carlyle,  born  7th  July  1908. 

WILLIAM  CRAWFORD,  born  26th 
1Q17  April  1891,  son  of  Gavin  C,  min.  of 
Fauldhouse ;  educated  at  George 
Watson's  College  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ; 
M.A.  (1911),  B.D.  (1914);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Edinburgh  May  1914 ;  assistant  at 
Tolbooth  Parish,  Edinburgh,  1914;  ord. 
23rd  Nov.  1917. 


CRAIGIE. 

[The  vicarage  of  Craigie  belonged  to  the 
Abbey  of  Paisley.  In  1673  part  of  the 
parish  of  Barnweil  was  annexed  to  Craigie. 
The  church  was  rebuilt  in  1776.] 

1574    DAVID  WALLACE,  reader  in  1574. 


1576 


1580 


1586 


DAVID  MYLNE,  reader  at  Kilwinning, 
in   1574 ;    adm.  in   1576,  Riccarton 
being  also  in  his  charge ;   trans,  to 
Dundonald  same  year. 

LAURENCE  DALGLEISH,  adm.  in 
1580;  still  min.  in  1585.  —  [Beg. 
Assig.~\ 

ALEXANDER  FORSYTH,  min.  of 
Dumfries  in  1585 ;  adm.  here  in 
1586;  pres.  to  vicarage  of  Dun- 
donald by  James  VI.  20th  June  1587 ; 
still  min.  14th  Oct.  1590,  but  subse- 
quently dep. ;  pres.  to  Abercrombie  before 
20th  Oct.  1593. 

NATHAN  INGLIS,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1571);  min  in  1593;  app.  one 
of  the  visitors  for  Galloway  by 
the  General  Assembly  in  1601,  and  also 
went  to  Assembly  at  Aberdeen  in  1605, 
but  was  too  late  for  the  meeting.  For  so 
doing  and  approving  of  what  that  Assembly 


had  done,  he  was  committed  to  the  Castle 
of  Dunbarton,  but  on  his  submission,  2nd 
July  1607,  he  was  liberated.  Wodrow 
relates  of  him  that  in  admonishing  his 
parishioners  in  church  for  a  breach  of  the 
Sabbath,  the  laird  (Wallace  of  Craigie), 
who  supported  the  culprits,  threw  a 
"whinger"  or  short  sword  at  him,  which 
he  avoided  by  stooping,  and  it  lodged  in 
the  back  of  the  pulpit.  I.  is  then  said 
to  have  predicted  misfortune  to  the  laird 
and  his  family,  which  came  true  !  But  if 
this  story  is  true  it  probably  applies  to 
some  subsequent  incumbent  and  not  to 
Inglis.  He  died  about  Feb.  1612,  aged 
about  42.  He  marr.  Ann,  daugh.  of  John 
Eccles  of  Kildonan,  who  survived  him  and 
had  issue  —  John,  apprenticed  to  John 
Inglis,  skinner,  Edinburgh,  25th  Aug. 
1619;  James,  min.  of  Dailly. — [Reg.  Assig.; 
Glasg.  and  Edin.  Tests. ;  Wodrow's  Anal.,  ii., 
153  ;  Forbes's  Records  ;  Melville's  Autob. ; 
Calderwood's  Hist.,  vi.,  22,  161,  292,  445, 
667.] 
EDWARD     POWER,    M.A.    (Glasgow 

1606);  adm.  in  1613.— [Reg.  of  Deeds, 

ccix.,  32.] 

JOHN  HAMILTON,  son  of  Gavin  H., 
Bishop  of  Galloway ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1618); 
adm.  prior  to  16th  Sept.  1622;  dep.  28th 
March  1649,  for  not  being  hearty  in  oppos- 
ing the  public  enemy ;  was  alive  in  1662, 
when  he  had  a  grant  out  of  the  vacant 
stipends.  He  marr.  Margaret,  sister  of 
Hew  Wallace  of  Craigie,  and  had  issue — 
John  ;  Margaret. — [Ayr  Sess.  Reg  ;  Glasg. 
Tests. ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  dlxi.,  239  ;  Ayr  Sas., 
viii.,  267  ;  P.  C.  Reg.,  3rd  ser.,  i.,  34.] 

^  DAVID  BROWN,  M.A. '(Glasgow  1645); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  27th  June 
1649 ;  called  in  July ;  he  had  also 
calls  to  Ayr  and  Irvine,  but  was  adm.  here 
2nd  Jan.  1650 ;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parlia- 
ment 11th  June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy 
Council  1st  Oct.  1662 ;  had  an  indulgence 
from  Privy  Council  9th  Dec.  1669;  died 
April  1673.  He  marr.  Agnes  Lockhart, 
and  had  issue — David,  min.  of  Blackfriars, 
Glasgow,  and  nine  others. — [Wodrow's  Hist., 
i.,  327  ;  P.  C.  Decreta,  5th  March  1674.] 


1613 


1622 


aye] 


CRAIGIE 


23 


1678 


LAURENCE    MERCER,  M.A. ;    adm. 
about  1678;  trans,  to  Kirkurd  11th 


May  1681. 


JOHN  ARBUCKLE,  M.A. ;  trans,  from 
Monigaff  in  1681 ;  trans,  to  Riccar- 
ton  about  1686. 

REID,  said  to  have  been  outed  from 

1fl0.     t;his  charge   in   1689.—  [MS.  Ace.   of 

lb  by        _  _,  _    _  - 

Mm.,  1689.] 

JOHN  CAMPBELL,  M.A. ;  probably 
1690  f°rmerly  mm-  °f  Sorn  ;  min.  in  1690; 
was  a  member  of  Assembly  that 
year;  died  12th  Feb.  1700,  aged  68.  He 
marr.  (1)  Janet  Thomson  :  (2)  20th  Nov. 
1695,  Mary  Couper,  and  had  issue— Janet 
(marr.  John  Adam,  min.  of  West  Kilbride) ; 
Mary ;  John,  schoolmaster  of  Galston 
1715  ;  and  others. — [Ochiltree  Sess.  Beg. ; 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Wodrow's  Anal. ;  Tombst. ; 
Glasg.  Com.  Deeds,  12th  Sept.  1700.] 

JOHN  HANNA,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
1701  Kirkcaldy  30th  July  1700 ;  called 
15th  Feb.,  and  ord.  13th  Aug.  1701 ; 
died  before  7th  Jan.  1708.  He  marr.  (pro. 
11th  Nov.  1705),  Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  James 
Caithness,  W.S.,  Edinburgh. 

JAMES  ROBERTSON,  educated  at 
17og  Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (13th 
July  1691) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Haddington  11th  Jan.  1699 ;  ord.  to  Men- 
muir  3rd  Sept.  1701 ;  called  14th  Oct. 
1708;  adm.  23rd  March  1709;  died  4th 
June  1743,  aged  69.  He  marr.  Sept.  1707, 
Anna,  daugh.  of  John  Wallace  of  Holms- 
toun ;  she  survived  him,  and  had  issue — 
Elizabeth  ;  William  ;  Thomas  ;  Jean  ; 
James. — [Glasg.  Tests. ;    Tombst.'] 

^  GEORGE  BANNATYNE,  called  2nd 
Aug.  1744;  ord.  18th  July  1745; 
trans,   to   Wynd    Church,  Glasgow, 

18th  Oct.  1764. 

ANDREW  SHAW,  born  1741,  son  of 
1765  Andrew  S.,  Professor  of  Divinity, 
St  Mary's  College,  St  Andrews ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  St  Andrews  14th  Nov. 
1764 ;  pres.  by  Sir  Thomas  Wallace  of 
Craigie,  Bart.,  in  April,  and  ord.  26th  Sept. 


1765  ;  D.D.  (St  Andrews,  12th  Oct.  1795) ; 
died  14th  Sept.  1805.  He  marr.  28th  Nov. 
1774,  Mary  Lymburner,  who  died  30th 
Dec.  1826,  aged  83,  and  had  issue — Andrew, 
born  9th  Oct.  1776,  died  4th  Nov.  1802; 
John,  born  27th  Jan.  1778,  and  settled  in 
Canada,  died  18th  Dec.  1808  ;  James,  born 
10th  Dec.  1780,  lost  at  sea  on  board  the 
Courier  of  Greenock  Dec.  1798.  Publica- 
tion— Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat. 
Ace,  v.). 

JOHN  STIRLING,  second  son  of  John 
1806  ^''  Dunblane ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Dunblane  21st  Jan.  1800  ;  pres.  by  William 
Campbell  of  Craigie  21st  Nov.  1805 ;  ord. 
17th  April  1806 ;  D.D.  (Glasgow,  1st  May 
1812) ;  Moderator  of  General  Assembly 
16th  May  1833;  died  13th  Jan.  1846.  He 
marr.  21st  April  1806,  Mary  (died  at 
London,  28th  June  1862,  aged  79),  daugh. 
of  William  M'Quhae,  D.D.,  min.  of  St 
Quivox,  and  had  issue — James,  born  12th 
Feb.  1807,  died  17th  Oct.  1823;  Mary 
Laurie,  born  25th  March  1808  (marr.  25th 
May  1836,  Thomas  Ainsworth  of  The  Flosh, 
Cumberland,  sometime  High  Sheriff  of  that 
county,  died  1st  Feb.  1867 ;  Isabella,  born 
1st  Sept.  1809,  died  2nd  Feb.  1826;  Jane 
Erskine,  born  8th  Feb.  1811 ;  Elizabeth, 
born  11th  Dec.  1812  (marr.  5th  June  1838, 
William  Erskine,  Bombay  Medical  Service), 
died  28th  Sept.  1840;  Lydia  Ainsworth, 
born  11th  Nov.  1814,  died  26th  June  1829 ; 
William,  merchant,  Liverpool,  born  12th 
Aug.  1816,  died  15th  Feb.  1852;  Rose 
Sophia,  born  27th  Aug.  1818 ;  John  of 
Fairburn,  Ross-shire,  flax  spinner,  Cleator, 
Cumberland,  born  26th  June  1820,  died 
19th  Aug.  1907 ;  Laura  Margaret,  born 
5th  Sept.  1822,  died  18th  April  1846; 
Annabella  Fullarton,  born  7th  June  1824 ; 
James,  born  2nd  Sept.  1827,  died  11th 
March  1846.  —  [Burke's  Landed  Gentry, 
12th  edition,^.  1793.] 


1843 


ROBERT  INGLIS,  son  of  Robert  I., 
quarrier,  Douglas ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Lanark ;  pres.  by  James  Campbell  of 
Craigie ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  6tb 


24 


CRAIGIE— CROSSHILL— CUMNOCK 


[PKESB.  OF 


Sept.  1843  ;  died  17th  May  1859.  He  raarr. 
16th  Sept.  1846,  Jane  (died  26th  Aug.  1852), 
daugh.  of  William  Rorison,  min.  of  Stair, 
and  had  issue — Margaret  Anne,  born  7th 
Feb.  1848;  Robert,  born  26th  May  1849. 
died  23rd  June  1853  ;  Mary,  born  28th  Jan. 
1851  (marr.  George  M'William,  min.  of 
Crawfordjohn). 


1859 


DAVID  STIRLING,  born  12th  Oct. 
1828,  fourth  son  of  Robert  S.,  D.D., 
min.  of  Galston ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  Keen,  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  6th 
Sept.  1854 ;  ord.  to  Dalmellington  14th 
May  1857 ;  pres.  by  James  Campbell  of 
Craigie ;  trans,  and  adm.  3rd  Nov.  1859 ; 
died  20th  Aug.  1882.  He  marr.  3rd  Jan. 
1862,  Agnes  Maria,  daugh.  of  Colonel 
James  Fairlie  of  Holms  and  Agnes 
Maria  Fairlie,  and  had  issue  —  Robert, 
engineer,  Peru,  born  6th  Oct.  1862 ;  James 
Fairlie,  Iquique,  born  10th  Dec.  1864 ; 
Agnes  Maria,  born  18th  Feb.  1866  ;  David 
Edward,  Taital,  Chile,  born  25th  June  1867; 
Jane,  born  31st  July  1868. 

WILLIAM  CAMPBELL,  born  Slate- 
ford,  21st  Sept.  1852,  son  of  John 
C.  and  Margaret  Taylor ;  educated 
at  Irvine  Academy  and  Univs.  of  Glasgow 
and  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1873), 
B.D.  (Edinburgh  1876);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Edinburgh  11th  May  1876;  ord.  to 
Foulden  10th  May  1877 ;  trans,  and  adm.  1 7th 
Jan.  1883 ;  died  6th  June  1920.  He  marr. 
16th  Aug.  1877,  Janet  Burns,  daugh.  of  Gavin 
Lindsay, Overton, Dreghorn,and  had  issue — 
John,  born  1st  June  1878,  died  23rd  April 
1887;  Gavin  Lindsay, born  11th  March  1880; 
Jane  Lindsay  Robertson,  born  27th  Sept. 
1881 ;  Margaret  Taylor,  born  21st  Jan.  1883 
(marr.  7th  Dec.  1905,  Alexander  Templeton, 
grain  merchant,  Kilmarnock) ;  Janet,  born 
24th  April  1884  (marr.  8th  Sept.  1915, 
Robert  Hardie,  solicitor,  Kilmarnock) ; 
William  John,  born  12th  Dec.  1887  ;  Mary, 
born  9th  June  1890  (marr.  19th  Oct.  1915, 
Harry  H.  Haigh,  Tillicherry,  Southern 
India);  Arthur  James  Balfour,  born  14th 
Sept.  1894.  Publications  —  The  Elder's 
Prayer  Book  (Paisley,  1885) ;  Family 
Prayers  (Kilmarnock,  1903). 


CROSSHILL  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  built  here  in  1838.  The 
parish  of  Crosshill  was  disjoined  from  Kirk- 
michael  and  Kirkoswald,  8th  March  1854.] 

JAMES  SMELLIE,  ord.  14th  July  1841 ; 
1841     trans,  to  Innerwick  21st  Sept.  1843. 

THOMAS  MAULE,  M.A. ;  ord.  30th 
May  1844 ;  res.  1851 ;  died  at 
Partick  23rd  Dec.  1864. 


1844 


1851 


1888 


JAMES  CRAWFORD,  son  of  Walter  O, 
Perth  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Perth  Nov. 
1850 ;  ord.  25th  Dec.  1851  ;  res.  5th 
Dec.  1888.  Marr.  26th  Jan.  1852,  Catherine, 
only  daugh.  of  John  Ferguson,  Perth. 

ROBERT  STEWART,  born  Peebles, 
13th  Dec.  1861,  son  of  Robert 
Stewart  and  Elizabeth  Mitchell ; 
educated  at  Peebles  Public  School  and 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Peebles;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  14th 
Nov.  1888.  Marr.  (1)  21st  July  1884, 
Louisa  (died  20th  Nov.  1889),  daugh.  of 
Henry  King,  and  had  issue — Robert  Alex- 
ander, born  8th  Feb.  1885 ;  Louis  William 
Henry,  born  13th  Nov.  1889,  died  14th  Aug. 
1890  :  (2)  27th  Oct.  1891,  Jane,  daugh.  of 
James  Peebles,  and  has  issue  —  Agnes 
M'Fadzean,  born  31st  July  1893 ;  Eliza- 
beth Mitchell,  born  25th  July  1896. 


CUMNOCK,  on  OLD  CUMNOCK. 

[The  rectory  of  Cumnock  was  a  prebend 
of  Glasgow.  Its  church  was  dedicated  to 
St  Conal.  There  was  a  chapel  in  the  parish 
at  Borland.  On  St  Matthew's  Day,  the 
21st  of  September,  a  yearly  fair  was  held 
at  Cumnock.  The  parish  church  was  re- 
built in  1754,  and  again  in  1867.  Alex- 
ander Peden,  the  Covenanter,  having  died 
in  the  neighbourhood,  was  buried  at 
Auchinleck  ;  but  a  party  of  dragoons  took 
up  his  body,  and  carried  it  to  Cumnock,  to 
be  there  hung  in  chains.  Being  unable  to 
effect  this,  they  buried  the  corpse  at  the 
foot  of  the  local  gallows.  This  site  is  near 
the  church,  and  the  people  of  Cumnock 


AYR] 


CUMNOCK 


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have  chosen  it  for  their  burial-place.  Here 
in  the  churchyard  lie  David  Dun  and  Simon 
Paterson — two  Covenanters  shot  at  Cum- 
nock in  1685.  Four  other  martyrs  of  the 
Covenant  are  buried  in  this  parish  at  the 
places  where  they  fell.] 

JOHN  DUNBAR,  previously  parish 
priest,  conformed  at  the  Reformation 
and  styled  "parson"  in  1562.  He 
was  alive  in  1581,  when  he  is  described  as 
"  vicar  and  life-long  pensioner  of  the  parish 
church  of  Cumnock,"  and  had  a  charter 
confirming  him  in  the  possession  of  "four 
acres  of  arable  land,  with  a  house  and 
small  wood  and  pasture  for  two  cows  and 
one  horse."—  [Reg.  Mag.  Sig. ;  Chalmers's 
Caledonia,  vi.,  522.] 

JOHN  RYND,  entered  exhorter  at 
1572  Kinglassie  at  Lammas  1569 ;  adm. 
Nov.  1572 ;  had  for  stipend  in 
1574  "the  haill  parsonage  and  vicarage 
of  Cumnock,  and  the  haill  chaplainrie  of 
St  Blaise  in  Perth " ;  died  before  22nd 
May  1576.  —  [Reg.  Min.;  Steven's  Old 
Cumnock,  18.] 

GEORGE  CAMPBELL,  min.  of  Dun- 
157      donald  at  Lammas   1572 ;  pres.  by 
James   VI.   22nd   May   1576.— [Reg. 
Assig.] 

WILLIAM  HAMILTON  of  Bardanoch  ; 
15,_8     min.  in  1578  ;  trans,  to  Dairy,  Gallo- 
way, 1595. 

GEORGE  DUNBAR  of  Pollesche  ;  min. 
1599     in  1599  ;  trans,  to  Ayr  about  1607. 

JAMES  CUNNINGHAM,  son  of  Donald 
1608  ^'  °^  Aikenbar ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1602)  j  adm.  to 
Inchcailloch  22nd  March  1604;  trans,  to 
Dunlop  after  14th  Oct.  1606 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  before  1608.  In  1642  he  was  trans, 
to  Hamilton  but  continued  here ;  was  a 
member  of  the  Commission  of  Assembly 
in  1643,  1644,  and  is  believed- to  have  died 
in  1644,  aged  about  63.  He  marr.  Margaret 
Sempill,  and  had  issue — William,  appren- 
ticed to  John  Fleming,  merchant,  Edin- 
burgh, 9th  Aug.  1637 ;  Jean  (marr.  George 
Crawford  of  Auchincors) ;  Marion  (marr. 
William    Crawford,  in   Burne).  —  [Reg.    of 


Assig. ;  Acts  of  Ass. ;  Acts  of  Pari.,  viii. ; 
Baillie's  Lett. ;  Bannatyne  Miscell.,  iii. ; 
Reg.  of  Deeds,  cxcviii.,  147  ;  Ibid.,  Mack., 
14th  Nov.  1666  ;  G.  R.  Sas.,  xix.,  242  ;  Ayr 
Sas.,  v.,  290 ;  Stevenson's  Hist.,  197.] 

JOHN  HALKEID,  educated  at  Univ.  of 

1644     St  Andrews ;  M.A.  (1638) ;  pres.  by 

James    Crichton    of    Abercrombie ; 

adm.   6th   Aug.  1644 ;   died    unmarr.  after 

25th  March  1646,  aged  about  28. 

JOHN  CUNYNGHAME  of  Blook, 
1647  brotner  of  Hugh  C,  Provost  of 
Irvine ;  pres.  by  James  Crichton 
of  Abercrombie,  with  advice  of  William, 
Earl  of  Dumfries,  10th  March,  and  adm. 
8th  Sept.  1647 ;  refusing  to  conform  to 
Episcopacy  in  1662  he  was  confined  to  his 
parish  ;  died  Oct.  1668.  He  marr.  Elizabeth 
Cunynghame,  who  died  Sept.  1677,  and  had 
issue  —  Alexander,  of  Blook,  an  eminent 
Latin  scholar,  died  at  The  Hague,  Dec. 
1730  ;  John  ;  Hugh  ;  Charles  ;  Elizabeth 
(marr.  James  Logan,  merchant  burgess, 
Glasgow);  Margaret.—  [Ochiltree Sess.  Reg.; 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Acts  of  Pari.,  viii. ;  Inq.  Ret. 
Ayr,  612,  et  Gen.,  6054 ;  Grant's  Story  of 
Univ.  of  Edin.,  i.,  361 ;  G.  R.  Sas.,  xxviii., 
77 ;  G.  R.  Inhib.,  11th  Jan.  1679 ;  Scots  Mag., 
1804  ;  Diet.  Nat.  Riog.] 

SAMUEL  NIMMO,  M.A. ;  adm.  prior 
1673     to  25t^  APr^  16?3 ;  trans,  to  Colinton 
15th  April  1686. 

FRANCIS  FORDYCE,  son  of  Andrew 
1686  F.  in  Kirkton  of  Dyke;  educated 
at  King's  College,  Aberdeen ;  M.A. 
(9th  July  1672) ;  schoolmaster  of  Banff, 
1673-85  ;  recommended  for  licence  by 
Presb.  of  Fordyce  3rd  April  1678 ;  was 
min.  of  Dalgain  (Sorn)  in  1686 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  before  3rd  Nov.  1686.  In  1688  he 
was  forced  by  ninety  armed  men  into  the 
churchyard,  forbidden  to  preach  and  had 
his  gown  torn. — [For glen  Sess.  Reg. ;  Rule's 
Sec.  Vindication.] 

•HUGH     KILPATRICK,    min.     of     a 

Presbyterian  Congregation  at  Lurgan 

in   1686;    supplied    Dairy,   1689-91; 

called  unanimously  Nov.  1691;  adm.  13th 

Jan.  1692;  returned  to  Ireland  Oct.  1694, 


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CUMNOCK 


[PRESB.  OF 


and  was  adm.  to  Ballymoney  in  1695  ;  died 
April  1712.  He  marr.,  and  had  issue — James, 
CD.,  min.  at  Belfast,  author  of  Presbyterian 
Loyality ;  and  others.  —  [Reid's  Ireland, 
iii.,  18.] 

JOHN  STEEL  of  Windhill;  licen.  by 
1701  Presb.  of  Linlithgow  in  1699  ;  called 
Nov.  1700 ;  ord.  26th  March  1701  ; 
died  4th  March  1746,  aged  72.  He  marr. 
(cont.  6th  and  11th  Dec.  1703),  Margaret 
(died  8th  June  1756),  second  daugh.  of  Sir 
George  Drummond  of  Milnab,  Lord  Provost 
of  Edinburgh,  and  had  issue — John,  min. 
of  Stair;  Lilias  (marr.  3rd  March  1741, 
William  Morris,  surgeon,  Kilmarnock),  died 
Sept.  1790.  Publication — Account  of  a  Late 
Conference  betwixt  Mr  John  Steel  and  Mr 
John  Adamson,  a  Disorderly  Preacher 
(Glasgow,  1714)  [answered  by  Adamson  in 
Contendings  for  the.  Kingdom  of  Light 
against  the  Kingdom  of  Darkness  (1715)]. — 
[Wodrow's  Anal.,  iii.,  337 ;  Lanark  Sas., 
xi.,  257.] 

ADAM    THOMSON  in   the   parish    of 
1748     Valine  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunferm- 
line 4th  March,  and  called  10th  Dec. 
1747 ;  ord.  28th  April  1748  ;  died  unmarr. 
1st  Feb.  1751. 

GEORGE    MUIR,   called    unanimously 
1752     26th  Sept.,  and  ord.  30th  Nov.  1752  ; 
trans,  to  High  Church,  Paisley,  30th 
Oct.  1766. 

THOMAS  MILLER,  born  1740,  son  of 
1767  Wuliam  M.,  bookseller,  Edinburgh ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dalkeith  12th  June 
1764 ;  pres.  by  William,  Earl  of  Dumfries 
and  Stair,  in  April,  and  ord.  24th  Sept. 
1767;  D.D.  (Edinburgh,  23rd  Dec.  1788); 
died  at  Edinburgh,  1st  June  1819,  and  was 
buried  in  Greyfriars'  Churchyard.  He  marr. 
2nd  June  1780,  Janet  (died  19th  Jan.  1789), 
daugh.  of  Matthew  Stewart,  D.D. ,  Professor 
of  Mathematics  in  the  Univ.  of  Edinburgh, 
and  had  issue — Margery,  born  9th  April 
1781,died  29th  Jan.  1805 ;  Patrick,  physician, 
Exeter,  born  21st  May  1782 ;  Margaret, 
born  18th  Oct.  1783  (marr.  10th  April  1815, 
Major  James  Miller,  74th  Foot,  who  died 
4th  June  following,  of  wounds  received  at 
the  Battle  of  Toulouse) ;  William,  Colonel 


in  the  army,  born  20th  June  1785 ; 
Matthew,  merchant,  Liverpool,  born  27th 
Jan.  1787,  died  14th  March  1833.  Publica- 
tion—Account of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's 
Stat.  Ace,  vi.). 

JOHN  FRAZER,  born  Rothesay,  1778, 
181g  second  son  of  Daniel  F.,  merchant ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord. 
by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  min.  of  a  Presby- 
terian Congregation  at  Monkwearmouth 
30th  May  1816;  pres.  by  John,  Marquess 
of  Bute,  in  March,  and  adm.  (assistant  and 
successor)  13th  May  1819 ;  died  unmarr. 
20th  Nov.  1829. 

V  NINIAN  BANNATYNE,  born  27th  Oct. 
1830  1802,  son  °f  Ninian  B.,  shipowner, 
Rothesay ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1825) ;  pres.  by  John, 
Marquess  of  Bute,  10th  Feb.,  and  ord.  16th 
Sept.  1830.  Joined  the  Free  Church  in  1843; 
min.  of  the  Free  Church,  Old  Cumnock, 
1843-74;  died  unmarr.  20th  Feb.  1874. 
Publications — Election  no  excuse  for  Man's 
Sloth  or  Sin,  but  rather  a  Motive  to  Holiness 
(1844) ;  Account  of  the  Parish  (J\Tew  Stat. 
Ace,  v.). 

JAMES  MURRAY,  born  Langcoat, 
184_  Eddleston,  1812,  son  of  John  M. 
and  Jane  Elliot ;  educated  at  Eddle- 
ston School  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Peebles  26th  July  1842  ;  assis- 
tant at  Roxburgh  and  Kirkconnel ;  pres.  by 
John,  second  Marquess  of  Bute ;  ord.  17th 
Aug.  1843 ;  died  at  Mentone,  France,  30th 
Jan.  1875,  and  was  buried  at  Old  Cumnock. 
He  marr.  11th  June  1844,  Isabella  (died 
7th  Nov.  1881),  daugh.  of  Thomas  White, 
Union  Bank  of  Scotland,  and  had  issue 
— John  Elliot,  banker,  Paisley,  born  10th 
Nov.  1845 ;  Mary  Ann,  born  18th  May 
1847,  died  24th  Sept.  1878 ;  Thomas  White, 
born  20th  Dec.  1849,  died  25th  Aug. 
1867;  William  Henry,  M.D.,  Galashiels, 
born  10th  Aug.  1851,  died  12th  Jan.  1899 ; 
Elizabeth  Fanny  Moore,  born  17th  Nov. 
1853  (marr.  Thomas  Crosby,  min.  of  Loch- 
rutton);  Ellen,  born  14th  July  1856,  died 
16th  July  1870 ;  Margaret  Alice,  born  15th 
April  1864,  died  9th  April  1876.  Publica- 
tions —  War  in  Prospect  and  War  in 
Earnest  (Edinburgh,  1855) ;    Songs  of  the 


aye] 


CUMNOCK— NEW  CUMNOCK 


Covenant  Times  [anon.]  (Edinburgh,  1861) ; 
The  Prophet's  Mantle,  being  Scenes  from,  the 
Life  of  Elisha,  the  son  of  Shaphat  (Edin- 
burgh, 1870). — [Modern  Scottish  Poets,  iii., 
147.] 

JOHN  SPENCE  ROBERTSON,  born 
.„,__  1850,  son  of  Edmund  Robertson, 
schoolmaster,  Kinnaird,  and  brother 
of  Edmund,  Lord  Lochee ;  educated  at 
Kinnaird  Parish  School  and  Univ.  of  St 
Andrews ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  St  Andrews 
Oct.  1874;  ord.  22nd  July  1875.  Marr. 
23rd  April  1885,  Catherine  Forbes,  daugh. 
of  Robert  Sharp,  Blackford,  Perthshire, 
and  has  issue — Edmund  Downing,  born 
1st  Feb.  1887  ;  Lillias  Mabel,  born  1st  May 
1889  ;  Robert  Arnold  Fitzjohn  Spence,  born 
20th  Dec.  1892. 


NEW  CUMNOCK. 

[This  parish  was  disjoined  from  Cumnock 
by  the  Commissioners  for  the  plantation  of 
kirks  on  11th  July  1650.  On  14th  July 
1667,  the  Commissioners  recalled  this 
decision,  and  set  aside  the  disjunction.  On 
11th  March  1691,  however,  they  renewed 
the  repealed  decree  of  1650,  and  confirmed 
the  erection  of  the  parish.  The  church  of 
New  Cumnock  was  rebuilt  in  1832.] 

HUGH  CRAUFURD,  fourth  son  of 
Patrick  C.  of  Auchenames  and 
Jane  Craufurd  of  Crosbie  ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1648);  adm. 
before  1653 ;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament 
11th  June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council 
1st  Oct.  1662.  He  had  sasine  of  the  lands 
of  Garrive  July  1669.  He  became  indulged 
min.  at  Riccarton  in  1672,  and  afterwards 
held  a  charge  in  Ireland ;  returned  here 
at  the  Toleration ;  idied  May  1692,  aged 
about  64.  He  marr.  Eupham,  daugh.  of 
John  Cunningham  of  Baidland,  and  widow 
of  William  Cunningham,  min.  of  West 
Kilbride,  and  had  issue — Hugh  of  Garrive  ; 
John,  apothecary,  Paisley. — [Burke's  Landed 
Gentry,  12th  Ed.,  452;  Neio  G.  R.  Sas., 
xxiii. ;  Acts  of  Pari.,  viii. ;  Nisbet's  Her., 
ii.  ;  Bailiary  of  Cunningham  Deeds,  23rd 
May  1685 ;  G.  R.  Homings,  1st  Oct.  1685.] 


1653 


JAMES  GILCHRIST,  called  Oct.  1696  ; 
16g7     ord.    31st    March    1697 ;    trans,    to 
Dunscore  14th  May  1701. 

THOMAS  HUNTER,  licen.  by  Presb. 
1706  of  Dunblane  31st  March  1702 ; 
assistant  at  Sanquhar ;  called  21st 
Feb. ;  ord.  19th  Dec.  1706 ;  dem.  in  1757  ; 
died  5th  Jan.  1760,  in  his  100th  year.  He 
marr.  (1)  a  lady  whose  name  is  unknown, 
and  had  issue — Joseph ;  Isobel :  (2)  20th 
March  1750,  Jean  Welsh,  who  died  28th 
Dec.  1780. 

JAMES  YOUNG,  son  of  Alexander  Y., 
17_8  cooper,  Falkirk ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Linlithgow  ;  called  29th  Dec.  1757  ; 
ord.  3rd  May  1758;  died  1st  Aug.  1795, 
aged  84.  He  marr.  4th  Nov.  1762,  Eliza- 
beth (died  3rd  Dec.  1825),  daugh.  of  Robert 
Hunter,  min.  of  Kirkconnel,  and  had  issue  — 
James,  born  13th  Oct.  1763 ;  Robert,  born 
12th  and  died  30th  Nov.  1764 ;  Marjory, 
born  12th  Aug.  1766 ;  Marion  (twin),  born 
12th  Aug.  1766,  died  8th  Sept.  1780; 
Robert,  born  20th  Jan.  1768 ;  Janet,  born 
20th  March  1769  ;  Elizabeth,  born  5th  Nov. 
1770;  Margaret  Crawford,  born  21st  Feb. 
1773 ;  Alexander,  born  5th  March  1774 ; 
Elizabeth  Penelope,  born  21st  Sept.  1775, 
died  18th  Oct.  1781 ;  Katherine,  born  3rd 
Nov.  1776,  died  30th  May  1796;  Mary, 
born  28th  Feb.  1778;  Patrick,  born  6th 
June  1779.  Publication — Account  of  the 
Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace.  vi.). 

WILLIAM  REID,  a  native  of  Annan  ; 
ltjqe  educated  at  Marischal  College,  Aber- 
deen ;  pres.  by  Patrick,  Earl  of  Dum- 
fries, 10th  Dec.  1795 ;  ord.  12th  May  1796. 
He  was  interdicted  by  several  heritors  from 
cutting  down  grown  trees  on  his  glebe,  but 
the  interdict  was  recalled  on  appeal  by  the 
Court  of  Session  16th  May  1799.  He  died 
28th  Feb.  1829.  He  marr.  22nd  Aug.  1796, 
Mary  (died  19th  Sept.  1848),  daugh.  of 
Richard  Allan  of  North  Bardowie. 


ROBERT  CRAIG,  M.A. ;  pres.  by  John, 
Marquess  of  Bute,  31st  March,  and 
ord.     17th    Sept.    1829 ;     trans,     to 
Rothesay  17th  Sept.  1835. 


1829 


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NEW  CUMNOCK— DA  ILLY 


[PRESB.  OF 


1835 


MATTHEW  KIRKLAND,  born  1799, 
eldest  son  of  Matthew  K.,  Car- 
munnock ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  7th 
May  1828 ;  pres.  by  John,  Marquess  of 
Bute,  28th  Sept.,  and  ord.  10th  Dec.  1835. 
Joined  the  Free  Church  in  1843;  min. 
of  New  Cumnock  Free  Church,  1843-6  j 
died  27th  July  1846.  He  marr.  12th  Dec. 
1839,  Ann  (died  2nd  Aug.  1872),  eldest 
daugh.  of  John  Smith,  hosier,  Glasgow, 
and  had  issue — Isabella,  born  27th  Feb. 
1841.  Publication— Account  of  the  Parish 
(Neiv  Stat.  Ace,  v.). 

ROBERT  ELLIOT  MURRAY,  born 
1843  Langcoat>  Eddleston,  1814,  son  of 
John  M.  and  Jane  Elliot,  and  brother 
of  James  M.,  min.  of  Old  Cumnock ;  educ. 
at  Eddleston  School  and  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Peebles  26th 
July  1842  ;  pres.  by  John,  second  Marquess 
of  Bute;  ord.  10th  Aug.  1843;  died  un- 
marr.  26th  Nov.  1894.  Publications— Two 
Chapters  on  Miracles  (Edinburgh,  1863) ; 
The  Scrijrtural  Doctrine  of  Repentance  unto 
Life  (Glasgow) ;  The  Day-Spring  from  on 
High  (Edinburgh,  1871;  2nd  ed.,  1881).— 
[Modern  Scottish  Poets,  iii.,  155.] 


1886 


JAMES  MILLAR,  born  Shawlands,  10th 
April  1857,  son  of  Archibald  M.  and 
Agnes  Smith  ;  educated  at  Crossmy- 
loof,  High  School,  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
M.A.  (1879),  B.D.  (1884);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Paisley  in  1883 ;  assistant  at  New  Kil- 
patrick  ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  20th 
Oct.  1886  ;  res.  Dec.  1919.  Marr.  8th  July 
1887,  Grace  Underwood  (died  9th  Nov. 
1889),  daugh.  of  Walter  Kennedy,  and  has 
issue  —  Archibald  Underwood,  born  10th 
Nov.  1888 ;  Grace  Underwood  Kennedy, 
born  30th  Oct.  1889.  Publications— Trans- 
lations of  The  Apostolic  Age,  by  Weizsaeker 
(vol.  i.,  London,  1894;  vol.  ii.,  1895);  of 
History  of  Dogma,  by  Harnack  (vol.  iii 
1896;  vol.  iv.  (part),  1898;  vol.  v.,  1899) 
of  Long  Ago,  by  Storm,  5  vols.  (Glasgow) 
Articles  in  Hastings'  Dictionary  of  the 
Bible;  Murray's  Illustrated  Bible  Diet 
International  Bible  Dictionary  (Chicago). 


DAILLY,  ok  DALMAKERRAN. 

[The  church  of  Dalmakerran  belonged  to 
the  Abbey  of  Crossregal.  It  was  dedicated 
to  St  Michael,  but  an  older  dedication  was 
to  St  Kiaran.  In  the  old  churchyard  of 
Dalmakerran  stands  a  monument  erected 
in  1886  to  the  memory  of  John  Stevenson, 
tenant  in  Camregan,  a  Covenanter  who 
fought  at  Bothwell  Bridge,  and  has  left  a 
written  account  of  his  times.  He  died  in 
1729.  The  main  part  of  this  parish  is 
inland,  its  nearest  point  being  almost  two 
miles  from  the  sea ;  yet  the  island  of  Ailsa 
is  included  within  the  bounds  of  Dailly. 
There  were  four  chapels  in  the  parish,  St 
Mary's  in  the  Lady  Glen,  the  chapel  of 
Machrikil  (Machar  a  Cille  =  the  level  place 
of  the  church),  another  at  Altichapel  (Allt 
an  t-seipeail  =  th.Q  stream  of  the  chapel), 
and  the  fourth  on  the  isle  of  Ailsa.  In 
1766  the  parish  church  was  removed  to 
New  Dailly.] 

JOHN  CUNYNGHAME,  adm.  to  this 

157       parish  in  1573,  and  "  placit "  1st  May 

1575,  having  also  Girvan  and  Kirk- 

oswald    in  his  charge ;    trans,  to    Girvan 

in  1590. 

DAVID  BARCLAY,  adm.  min.  in  1590; 
1590    trans,  to  Maybole  in  1599. 

JAMES  INGLIS,  brother  of  John  I., 
1605  glover,  Edinburgh ;  M.A.  (Edin- 
burgh, 29th  July  1598) ;  min.  in  1605  ; 
was  one  of  fifty-five  who  signed  a  Protesta- 
tion for  the  Liberties  of  the  Kirk  27th  June 
1617  ;  was  summoned  before  the  Court  of 
High  Commission  28th  March  1620,  but  ex- 
cused on  account  of  infirmity,  and  when 
threatened  to  be  silenced  and  banished  by 
James,  Archbishop  of  Glasgow,  about  the 
same  time,  for  not  conforming  to  the  Articles 
of  the  Perth  Assembly,  he  replied,  "  I  sail 
be  als  readie  by  God's  grace  to  suffer  as  ye 
sail  be  to  persecute,  and  one  day  will  make 
manifest  whether  ye  doe  weill  or  not."  He 
died  before  22nd  May  1640.  He  marr. 
Dorothy  Stewart,  widow  of  Thomas  Kennedy 
of  Drummurchie. — [Beg.  Sec.  Sig. ;  Calder- 
wood's  Hist.,  vii ,  256,  427,  436 ;  Inq.  Ret. 
Ayr,  351,  375 ;  Ayr  Sas.,  ii.,  136 ;  Reg.  of 
Deeds,  dxxviii.,  27.] 


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29 


JAMES  INGLIS,  son  of  Nathan  I.,  min. 
of  Craigie;  M.A.  (Edinburgh,  25th 
July  1629) ;  pres.  by  Charles  I.  30th 
Aug.  1641  ;  he  took  part  with  the  Resolu- 
tioners ;  died  Jan.  1659,  aged  about  50. 
He  marr.  Bethia  Burns,  who  survived  him, 
and  had  issue  —  James ;  Hew ;  Thomas  ; 
John  ;  Anna ;  Marie.  —  [Beg.  Sec.  Sig. ; 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Baillie's  Lett. ;  G.  R.  Inhib., 
12th  Sept.  1670 ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  10th  July 
1663.] 


1660 


ANDREW  MILLAR,  M.A. ;  adm.  in 
1660 ;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parlia- 
ment   11th    June,   and    Decreet    of 

Privy  Council   1st   Oct.   1662;    still    min. 

17th  Dec.  1663;  was  fined  4000  merks  for 

baptizing  the  child  of  a  neighbouring  min. 

but  got  the  penalty  reduced  to  one  half. 

He  was  indulged  at  Neilston  in  1672. 

THOMAS  SKINNER,  M.A.  (St 
Andrews  1650) ;  was  on  the  Exercise 
15th  June  1654;  dep.  for  immorality; 
reponed  28th  Jan.  1658 ;  became  school- 
master of  Brechin  5th  July  1658 ;  adm.  to 
Careston  after  9th  April  1663 ;  pres.  by 
Alexander,  Archbishop  of  Glasgow,  jure 
devoluto  26th  June,  and  inst.  5th  July 
1665 ;  deserted  his  charge  at  the  Revolu- 
tion ;  died  1694.  He  marr.  Isobel  Erskine, 
and  had  issue — Thomas  ;  Catherine. — [Inq. 
Ret.  Gen.,  5330 ;  Rule's  Sec.  Vindication ; 
Brechin  Sess.  Reg. ;  G.  R.  Homings,  22nd 
Aug.  1688.] 

PATRICK  CRAUFURD,  brother  of 
John  C.  of  Garrive ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (11th 
Feb.  1681) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  12th 
March  1689 ;  called  7th  July  and  ord.  11th 
Nov.  1691 ;  died  June  1710,  aged  about 
49.  He  marr.  Janet  Shaw,  who  survived 
him,  and  had  issue — Janet,  born  1694. — 
[Inq.  Reg.  de  Tut.,  1178;  Glasg.  Tests.; 
Wodrow's  Anal,  and  Corresp.] 

WILLIAM  STEEL,  educated  at  Univ. 
1711  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Hamilton  30th  Dec.  1707;  called 
9th  Aug.  1710;  ord.  17th  Jan.  1711;  died 
1st  June  1723,  aged  43.  He  marr.  Margaret 
Barclay,  who  died  11th  May  1763,  and  had 


issue — David,  cabinetmaker,  Westminster ; 
Isobel ;  Bethia  ;  John  ;  William  ;  Matthew, 
weaver,  Kilwinning. — [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM  PATON,  born  1696,  second 
1724  son  °^  R°bert  P-5  niin.  of  Dumfries  ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  M.A. 
(3rd  May  1714);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dal- 
keith 4th  May  1718;  called  2nd  Jan.  and 
ord.  9th  July  1724;  died  18th  June  1755. 
He  marr.  (1)  20th  Nov.  1727,  Margaret, 
daugh.  of  David  Kennedy  of  Kirkmichael, 
and  had  issue  —  Montgomerie,  born  31st 
March  1729  ;  Robert,  born  21st  Sept.  1730; 
Jean,  born  16th  Dec.  1731 ;  David,  born 
2nd  July  1733  :  (2)  12th  March  1734,  Janet 
Kennedy,  who  died  3rd  Nov.  1786,  and  had 
issue  —  Alexander,  born  23rd  Sept.  1735; 
Margaret,  born  6th  June  1737  (marr.  7th 
Dec.  1760,  Mark  Stark,  merchant,  Glasgow); 
Sarah,  born  10th  Nov.  1738 ;  Jean,  born 
17th  June  1740  ;  Janet,  born  5th  June  1742  ; 
James,  born  30th  Aug.  1743 ;  Janet,  born 
2nd  May  1745,  died  25th  Jan.  1746; 
Elizabeth,  born  28th  July  1747;  William, 
born  15th  June  and  died  1st  Oct.  1750. 


1756 


THOMAS  THOMSON,  born  1730,  sixth 
son  of  Thomas  T..  min.  of  Auchter- 
muchty ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  St 
Andrews ;  tutor  in  the  family  of  Sir 
James  Fergusson  of  Kilkerran  ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Ayr  28th  March  1753  ;  called  8th 
Jan.  and  ord.  3rd  June  1756  ;  died  19th  Feb. 
1799.  He  marr.  10th  Jan.  1759,  Margaret 
(died  6th  Dec.  l760),-daugh.  of  Sir  Alexander 
Hope  of  Carse,  Bart.,  and  had  issue  — 
Margaret  Hope,  born  14th  Nov.  1759  (marr. 
her  cousin  James  Thomson,  min.  of  Preston- 
kirk) ;  Thomas,  born  3rd  Nov.  1760,  died 
14th  Jan.  1763 :  (2)  5th  Jan.  1768,  Mary 
(died  at  Edinburgh,  21st  Jan.  1822,  aged 
76),  daugh.    of   Francis   Hay  in  Lochside, 

and   widow   of Lockhart,    and    had 

issue  —  Thomas,  advocate,  Deputy  Clerk 
Register,  and  an  eminent  legal  antiquary, 
born  10th  Nov.  1768.  died  2nd  Oct.  1852 ; 
Francis,  born  10th  Feb.  1770;  Christian, 
born  6th  Sept.  1771  (marr.  25th  Aug.  1794, 
William  Hay,  farmer,  Mains  of  Dundonald, 
whom  she  divorced  in  1799);  Mary,  born  25th 
May  1773  ;  Agnes,  born  10th  Feb.  and  died 
12th  June  1775 ;  Adam,  accountant,  Edin- 


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[PKESB.  OF 


burgh,  born  28th  Oct.  1776 ;  John,  min.  of 
Duddingston  ;  Helen,  born  25th  Sept.  1781 
(marr.  9th  Aug.  1811,  James  Pillans,  LL.D., 
Professor  of  Humanity,  Univ.  of  Edinburgh), 
died  5th  Aug.  1840.  Publication — Account 
of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  x.). — 
[MS.  Genealogy  of  the  Family;  Laing's 
Account ;  Innes's  Memoir  of  Thomas  Thom- 
son ;  Baird's  John  Thomson  of  Duddingston, 
158  ;  Napier's  John  Thomson  of  Dtcdding- 
ston,  395.] 

JOHN    THOMSON,   youngest    son    of 
laoo     Preceding  '}  pres.  by  George  III.  23rd 
July   1799;    ord.   24th   April    1800; 
trans,  to  Duddingston  14th  Nov.  1805. 

CHARLES  CUNNINGHAM,  licen.  by 
1806  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  25th  Nov.  1795  ; 
ord.  3rd  May  1798  to  Lundie  and 
Foulis ;  pres.  by  George  III.  10th  Dec. 
1805  ;  trans,  and  adm.  8th  May  1806  ;  died 
10th  Aug.  1815.  He  marr.  4th  Dec.  1799, 
Maxwell  (died  22nd  Aug.  1846),  daugh.  of 
James  Finnan,  min.  of  Kirkpatrick-Iron- 
gray,  and  had  issue  —  Duncan,  born  1st 
Nov.  1800 ;  James  John,  staff  surgeon, 
born  30th  July  1803,  died  at  Bombay 
9th  Jan.  1843 ;  "William,  born  2nd  Jan. 
1805,  died  2nd  April  1805 ;  Maria  Lucia, 
born  7th  March  1807 ;  Hew,  ensign  6th 
Madras  Cavalry,  born  19th  Oct.  1810,  died 
at  Bombay,  16th  March  1833;  Charles, 
assistant  surgeon,  born  10th  Aug.  1813, 
died  at  Bombay,  29th  Aug.  1841. 

ALEXANDER  HILL,  D.D. ;  trans. 
1816  ^r0m  Colmonell ;  pres.  by  Presb. 
jure  devoluto  14th  Feb.,  and  adm. 
27th  June  1816 ;  dem.  12th  Nov.  1840,  on 
appointment  as  Professor  of  Divinity  in 
Univ.  of  Glasgow  (q.v.). 

WILLIAM  CHALMERS,  born  Malacca, 
12th  April  1812,  son  of  William  C, 
M.A.,  M.D.,  H.E.I.C.S.,  and  Eliza- 
beth Margaret  Pungel,  daugh.  of  the  Dutch 
Governor  of  Malacca ;  educated  at  Univs. 
of  Aberdeen,  Glasgow,  and  Edinburgh ; 
M.A.  (Aberdeen  1829);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Dunfermline  29th  April  1835;  ord. 
(assistant  and  successor)  at  Aberdour  5th 
Aug.    1836 ;    trans,    and   adm.    15th    July 


1841.  Joined  the  Free  Church  in  1843; 
min.  of  Free  Church,  Dailly,  1843-5 ;  of 
Marylebone  Presbyterian  Church,  London, 
1845-68;  D.D.  (Aberdeen,  April  1867); 
Professor  of  Apologetics,  Dogmatic  The- 
ology, and  Church  History  in  Theological 
College  of  English  Presbyterian  Church, 
1868-80  ;  Principal  of  that  College,  1880-8  ; 
died  5th  Nov.  1894.    He  marr.  10th  March 

1842,  Emily  (died  20th  Jan.  1908),  daugh. 
of  William  Bryce,  D.D.,  min.  of  Aberdour, 
and  had  issue  —  William  Bryce,  London, 
born  27th  Jan.  1843;  Alexander,  Watford, 
Herts.  Publications — Sermon  on  the  Death 
of  Sir  Alexander  Gibson  Carmichael,  Bart. 
(London,  1850) ;  The  Power  of  the  Civil 
Magistrate ;  The  Church  Question ;  The 
Blade  and  the  Ear  (London,  1862). 

DAVID  STRONG,  born  1803,  eldest  son 
1843  °*  David  S.,  accountant,  Glasgow ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  3rd  Oct.  1832;  ord. 
to  Second  Charge,  Kilmarnock,  29th  Aug. 
1833 ;  trans,  to  First  Charge,  Kilmarnock, 
2nd  Sept.  1841  ;  trans,  and  adm.  21st  Sept. 
1843 ;  died  29th  Jan.  1855.  He  marr.  25th 
Dec.  1839,  Margaret  Paterson  (died  22nd 
March  1869),  daugh.  of  John  Roxburgh, 
min.  of  Kilmaurs,  and  had  issue — David, 
D.D.,  min.  of  Hillhead,  born  20th  Oct. 
1840 ;  John  Roxburgh,  accountant,  Glasgow, 
born  10th  Feb.  1842,  died  1st  Nov.  1899 ; 
Robert,  born  7th  Sept.  and  died  12th  Oct. 
1843  ;  Charles,  D.D.,  min.  of  Scots  Church, 
Melbourne,  born  26th  Sept.  1844 ;  William 
Robertson,  C.A.,  Brisbane,  born  19th  June 
1851,  died  29th  Sept.  1912.  Publication- 
Certain  Portions  of  the  Account  of  the 
Parish  {New  Stat.  Ace,  v.). 

CORNELIUS  GIFFEN,  pres.  by  Queen 
1855     Victoria ;     adm.    13th    Sept.    1855 ; 
trans,  to  Trinity  parish,  Edinburgh, 
13th  May  1869. 

GEORGE  TURNBULL,  born  15th  Jan. 
1834,  second  son  of  John  T.,  Bar- 
linnie,    Glasgow,    and    Ann    Todd 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1854) 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  24th  June  1858 
ord.  to  Pollokshaws  1st  Dec.  1859 ;  pres.  by 
Queen  Victoria  ;  trans,  and  adm.  23rd  Sept. 


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1869  ;  D.D.  (Glasgow  1902)  ;  died  5tli  April 
1908.  He  marr.  9th  July  1874,  Elizabeth 
Steel,  daugh.  of  William  Colledge,  and  had 
issue  —  Elizabeth  Ann,  born  31st  Aug. 
1875 ;  John,  solicitor,  Glasgow,  born  4th 
Jan.  1877 ;  Janet  Colledge,  born  19th  Oct. 
1879 ;  Mary  Georgina,  born  3rd  Dec.  1881 
(marr.  Charles  Goodall,  min.  of  this  parish) ; 
William  Colledge,  born  10th  April  1883,  died 
20th  May  1884.  Publication — Sermon  on 
the  Occasion  of  the  Death  of  the  Rev.  James 
C.  Bryce  (Edinburgh,  1870);  A  South  Ayr- 
shire Parish  [edited  by  John  Torrance, 
B.D.,  U.F.  Church,  Dailly]  (Ayr,  1908). 

CHARLES  GOODALL,  born  10th  Jan. 
1880,  son  of  Charles  G.,  min.  of 
Barr;  educated  at  Fettes  College 
and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ;  M.A.  (1902),  B.D. 
(1905)  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  1907  ; 
assistant  at  St  Giles  and  St  Mary's,  Edin- 
burgh ;  ord.  9th  Sept.  1908.  Marr.  3rd 
June  1914,  Mary  Georgina,  daugh.  of  George 
Turnbull,  D.D.,  min.  of  this  parish,  and  has 
issue — Elizabeth  Margaret,  born  4th  Sept. 
1915 ;  Jean  Patricia  Bell,  born  9th  Feb.  1917. 


DALMELLINGTON. 

[The  vicarage  of  Dalmellington  was  a 
prebend  of  the  Chapel  Royal  of  Stirling. 
A  yearly  Lammas  Fair  was  held  at  Dal- 
mellington on  1st  Aug.  The  Parish  Church 
was  rebuilt  in  1846.  There  are  mission 
chapels  within  the  bounds  at  Lethanhill 
and  Waterside.] 

RANKEN      DAVIDSON,      min.       of 
156g     Galston ;    pres.   to  the  vicarage  by 
James  VI.  23rd  Aug.  1569. 

JOHN  MAKCONNELL,  reader,   Nov. 

1571  1571. 

DAVID    CATHCART,    pres.     to     the 

1572  vicarage  by  James  VI.  20th  Sept. 
1572  ;  continued  reader  1580. — [Beg. 

Assig.] 

JAMES  DAVIDSON,  entered  exhorter 
1574    at  Coylton  at  Candlemas  1570.    In 
1574   Dalrymple  and   Coylton   were 
also  in  his  charge. — [Beg.  Min.] 


MATTHEW    WYLIE,   adm.   in    1578; 
1578     Pres-  to  Coylton  by  James  VI.  3rd 
.   May  1581  ;    trans,  to  Dalrymple  in 
1590. 

JOHN   M'QUORNE,   M.A. ;    adm.    in 
1591     1591 ;  trans,  to  Maybole  in  1595. 

WILLIAM  WALLACE,  M.A.;  adm.  in 
1595     1595;  trans,  to  Coylton  in  1598. 

JOHN  ANDERSON,  adm.   1599;  still 
1599    min.  in  1601. — [Beg.  Assig.] 

GAVIN  STEWART,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1621  1612);  licentiate  there  11th  Dec.  1616; 
min.  in  1621 ;  pres.  by  Charles  I. 
2nd  April  1635 ;  dep.  in  1639  for  declining 
the  jurisdiction  of  the  General  Assembly, 
etc.,  and  debarred  from  raising  any  civil 
action.  He  retired  to  Glasgow,  and  died 
in  Nov.  1646,  aged  about  55.  He  marr. 
Rachel  Sharpe,  who  survived  him,  and 
had  issue — William,  apprenticed  to  David 
Murray,  merchant,  Edinburgh,  8th  Sept. 
1641 ;  James  ;  Robert ;  Jean ;  Margaret. — 
[Ayr  Sess.  Beg. ;  Glasg.  Bapts. ;  Glasg. 
Tests. ;  Beg.  Sec.  Sig. ;  Inq.  Bet.  Gen.,  3525  ; 
Nicoll's  Diary.] 

JOHN   M'SCHELE,  held  the  office  of 
1641     reader  in  1641. 


1641 


1648 


JAMES  NAISMYTH,  M.A. ;  pres.  by 
Charles  I.  1st  Oct.  1641 ;  app.  to 
attend  Lord  Montgomerie's  regi- 
ment Jan.  1645 ;  trans,  to  Second  Charge, 
Hamilton,  23rd  Nov.  1645. 

ALEXANDER  STEVENSON,  pres.  by 
Charles  I.  26th  Feb.,  adm.  15th 
March  1648,  coll.  and  inst.  soon 
after ;  not  conforming  to  Episcopacy  he 
was  confined  to  the  parish  and  probably 
deposed  by  Diocesan  Synod.  He  is  called 
min.  here  on  27th  Feb.  1677,  having  prob- 
ably been  indulged  by  the  Privy  Council  ; 
deprived  in  1684  ;  he  was  restored  in  1687. 

ALEXANDER    LAING,    M.A.;    adm. 
about    1680;    trans,    to    Stewarton 


1680 


before  4th  Oct.  1685. 


JOHN  M'QUORN  [MACCORN],  adm. 
before  22nd   March   1686;    deserted 
his  charge  and  was  deprived  by  the 
Privy  Council  17th  Sept.  1689,  for  neither 


1686 


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[PRESB.  OF 


reading  the  Proclamation   of   the  Estates 
nor   praying   for   William  and   Mary,  and 
absenting   himself    from    his   church    for 
two  years.— [Peterkin's  Constitution  of  the 
Church.] 
ALEXANDER    STEVENSON,  above- 
mentioned ;     returned     under     the 
1687    Toleration  and  was  present  at  first 
meeting  of  Presb.  3rd  Aug.  1687  ;  restored 
by    \ct  of  Parliament  25th   April   1690; 
died  after  12th  Sept.  1694.     He  marr.  Jean 
Lindsay,  and  had  issue— Alexander,  W.S. ; 
James,  physician,  Ayr ;  a  son,  a  doctor  in 
Edinburgh.— Lfoflr.  See.  Sig. ;  Glasg.  Tests. ; 
G.  B.  Inhib.,  17th  Feb.  1675.] 
JAMES    AIRMAN,   M.A.    (Edinburgh, 
3rd   July     1693);    licen.   by    Presb. 
1699     of  Stranraer ;   called   in  March,  and 
ord.  9th  Aug.  1699;    died   unmarr.  after 
22nd  Oct.  1707,  aged  about  35. 
JOHN  M'DERMEIT,  called  20th  May, 
and  ord.  22nd  Sept.  1708 ;  trans,  to 
1708     Second  Charge,  Ayr,  20th  June  1716. 
WILLIAM  COATES,  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr 
1717     lgt  Dec    1714;   called   28th  March, 
and  ord.  21st  Aug.  1717  ;   dem.   1st  Aug. 
1755 ;  died  6th  Feb.  1757.    He  marr.  12th 
July  1723,  Elizabeth  (died  28th  June  1762), 
daugh.    of    Andrew  Taite,    min.    of    Car- 
munnock. 
JOHN    CUNNINGHAME,  called  19th 
Aug.,  and  ord.  21st  Oct.  1756 ;  trans. 
1756     to  Monkton  and  Prestwick  1st  July 
1762. 

DUNCAN  M'MYNE,  son  of  the  school- 
master of  the  parish  ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
1763  of  Ayr  29th  Dec.  1762 ;  called  14th 
July,  and  ord.  15th  Sept.  1763 ;  died  unmarr. 
14th  Nov.  1799,  aged  60.  Publication- 
Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat. 
Ace,  vi.). 

GILBERT  M'lLVEEN,  second  son  of 
William  M.,  farmer,  Barr ;  educated 
1800  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Lorn  2nd  April  1793  ;  pres.  by 
George  III.  31st  Jan.,  and  ord.  7th  Aug. 
1800  ;  died  22nd  Aug.  1832.  He  marr.  20th 
Oct.  1802,  Alexandrina  Johnston,  who  died 
js.p.  17th  Jan.  1840. 


ROBERT  HOUSTON,  M.A. ;  pres.  by 
William   IV.  24th  Nov.   1832;   ord. 
1833     25th  April  1833 ;   trans,  to  Gorbals, 
Glasgow,  16th  April  1844. 

WILLIAM  GILCHRIST,  born  1800, 
eldest  son  of  Alexander  G.,  collector, 
1844  Glasgow;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (1821);  app.  chaplain  to 
Glasgow  Prison  in  1840,  and  Governor  of 
House  of  Refuge  in  1841 ;  pres.  by  Queen 
Victoria;  ord.  19th  Sept.  1844;  died  2nd 
Dec.  1856.  He  marr.  6th  Dec.  1841,  Mar- 
garet Peat,  who  died  s.p.  21st  Aug.  1894. 

DAVID    STIRLING,   pres.    by    Queen 
Victoria  ;  ord.  14th  May  1857  ;  trans. 
1857     to  Craigie  3rd  Nov.  1859. 

GEORGE  GREEN  GILLAN,  trans, 
from  Inverteil;  pres.  by  Queen 
1859  Victoria;  adm.  15th  Dec.  1859; 
res.  25th  Oct.  1865,  on  appointment  to 
Indian  chaplaincy;  [afterwards  min.  of 
Carmunnock]. 

THOMAS   WALKER,  B.A. ;    pres.  by 
Queen  Victoria  ;  adm.  1st  Feb.  1866  ; 
1866     trans,     to    Dairy,    Galloway,    26th 
Feb.  1880. 

GEORGE  SMITH  HENDRIE,  born 
Galston,  18th  Sept.  1853,  son  of 
1880  John  H.  and  Catherine  Smith; 
educated  at  Galston  School,  Kilmarnock 
Academy,  Park  School,  Glasgow,  and  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1875) ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Ayr  1st  May  1878 ;  assistant  at  St 
Andrews,  Edinburgh  ;  ord.  22nd  July  1880. 
Marr.  15th  June  1881,  Catherine  Girvan 
(died  3rd  April  1890),  eldest  daugh.  of  John 
Gairdner  White,  Union  Bank,  Leith,  and 
has  issue— Mora  Girvan,  born  25th  April 
1882  (marr.  3rd  April  1918,  David  Ernest 
Ker,  captain  Scottish  Rifles);  Catherine 
Smith,  born  22nd  Aug.  1884  (marr.  11th 
June  1912,  John  Lamb,  min.  of  Fyvie) ; 
John  Gairdner  White,  lieut.  Ayrshire 
R.H.A.(T.),  born  3rd  Feb.  1888.  Publica- 
tions— The  Parish  of  Dalmellington  (Dal- 
mellington,  1889) ;  edited  reprint  of  Poems 
and  Songs  of  Robert  Hettrick,  1823  (Dal- 
mellington, 1898);  edited  Poems  by  William 
G.  Hendrie  (Paisley,  1899). 


AYR] 


WATERSIDE  CHAPEL— DALRYMPLE 


33 


WATERSIDE  CHAPEL. 

WALTER  STRANG,  MA.;  app.  in 
1896;  res.  in  1900;  ord.  min.  of 
Abbey  St  Bathans  27th  Sept.  1902. 


1896 


JOHN    DALZIEL    DYKES,    app.    in 
1900 ;   ord.  (assistant  and  successor) 


1900 


to  Unst  6th  June  1902. 


JAMES  DALGETY,  app.  in  1902 ;  ord. 
1902     to  Glenprosen  19th  Sept.  1907. 

JOHN  MACKINTOSH,  M.A.,  formerly 
7     of  Amulree  ;  app.  in  1907  ;  trans,  to 
Port   Dundas,  Glasgow,  24th  June 
1912. 

WILLIAM    EADIE,    ord.    27th    April 

1912     1912 »    ac*m-    assistant   at   Skipness 
19th  Oct.  1914 ;  [min.  of  Cumlodden 
in  1917]. 

JOHN  CADENHEAD,  born  Aberdeen, 
6th  Aug.  1865,  son  of  Colonel  James 
C,  Aberdeen,  and  Annie  Cadenhead  ; 
educated  at  Walker's  Academy,  privately, 
and  Univ.  of  Aberdeen ;  M.A.  (1888) ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Aberdeen  in  1892 ; 
assistant  at  Twatt,  Shetland,  in  1899,  and 
Fraserburgh  in  1903  ;  ord.  30th  Jan.  1915. 


DALRYMPLE. 

[The  church  of  Dalrymple  was  a  prebend 
of  the  Chapel  Royal  of  Stirling.  The 
parish  church  was  rebuilt  in  1764  and 
1849.] 

GEORGE  FEANE,  reader  from  Nov. 
1570     1570  to  1580. 

JAMES  DAVIDSON,  exhorter  at  Dab 
1574    meltington ;   was  in  charge  here  in 
1574. 

MATTHEW  WYLIE,  reader  at  Cathcart, 
1590  1574"6;  Pres-  to  Coylton  by  James 
VI.  3rd  May  1581 ;  trans,  from  Dal- 
mellington,  Coylton  being  still  in  his 
charge  in  1590;  still  min.  15th  March 
1618.— [Reg.  Assig. ;  Ayr  Sess.  Reg.'] 

VOL.  III. 


ROBERT  SPREULE  on  the  Exercise 
1621  at  Glasgow,  26th  Nov.  1617;  ord. 
and  adm.  at  Glasgow  14th  June 
1621 ;  was  Presb.  clerk ;  took  part  with 
the  Resolutioners,  and  died  April  1660. 
He  marr.  Janet  Shaw,  who  survived  him, 
and  had  issue — Agnes  (marr.  Andrew  Millar, 
min.  of  Girvan). — [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Nisbet's 
Her.,  ii.,  App.,  25  ;  Baillie's  Lett.] 


1664 


ROBERT  KENNEDY  was  min.  here  in 
1664  and  obtained  a  decree  against 
certain  persons  for  his  salary  for 
preaching  within  this  parish  preceding  Aug. 
that  year.  He  marr.  Margaret  Kennedy. — 
[Glasg.  Comm.  Decreets.] 

^  JOHN  BOGLE,  pres.  Aug.  1664 ;  trans. 
1664    to  Dundonald  about  1682. 


1683 


GEORGE  REID,  adm.  after  1683.  He 
granted  a  mortis  causa  disposition  to 
John  Reid  of  Smiddiehill  on  7th 
Feb.  1690,  for  behoof  of  his  own  children — 
Margaret,  James,  and  George. — [Ayr  Sheriff- 
Court  Boohs,  5th  July  1692.] 

JAMES     GILCHRIST,     schoolmaster, 
1694     Strathaven;   called  Aug.  1693;  ord. 
9th  Jan.   1694;  died  between   29th 
April  and  13th  May  1696. 

JAMES  LAURIE,  son  of  James  L.,  min. 
1699  °^  Stoneykirk ;  studied  theology  at 
the  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  bv 
Presb.  of  Glasgow  15th  Nov.  1698 ;  called 
2nd  July,  and  ord.  20th  Sept.  1699;  died 
Feb.  1726.  He  purchased  the  lands  of  Skel- 
doun,  and  had  issue  —  James  of  Skeldoun 
and  Redcastle ;  Margaret  of  Redcastle 
(marr.    (1)    Andrew    Sloan,    writer,    Ayr, 

who    assumed    name    of    Laurie ; 

(marr.  Captain  Mackie,  master  mariner, 
Ayr) ;  Sarah  (marr.  William  Kennedy  of 
Waterside). — [Wodrow's  Anal.,  iii.,  275.] 

JOHN  ADAMS,  MA. ;  called  8th  Sept. 
1726  ;  ord.  15th  Feb.  1727 ;  trans,  to 


1727 


Falkirk  30th  May  1744. 


SAMUEL  WALKER,  M.A.  (Edinburgh, 

1745     3rd  ^el°'  1743^   licen-  by  Presb.  of 
Edinburgh  30th    Nov.    1743;    pres. 
by  George  II.  21st  July  1744  ;  ord.  1st  Aug. 
1745  ;  died  unmarr.  10th  Feb.  1754. 


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[PRESB.  OF 


EBENEZER  WALKER,  brother  of  pre- 
1754  cedmS ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  pres.  by  George  II.  24th  May, 
and  ord.  3rd  Oct.  1754 ;  died  30th  Nov. 
1797,  aged  71.  He  marr.  26th  May  1755, 
May  Donaldson,  who  died  at  Ayr,  12th 
May  1805,  and  had  issue — James,  born  15th 
March  1756;  Elizabeth,  born  17th  Dec. 
1757,  died  13th  March  1792;  Ebenezer, 
born  28th  Feb.  1760,  died  6th  Oct.  1762; 
Samuel,  born  15th  Sept.  1763 ;  Jean,  born 
31st  Oct.  1766  (marr.  William  M'Cosh, 
merchant,  Ayr);  Ann,  born  13th  June 
1770.  Publication — Account  of  the  Parish 
(Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  iv.).— [Tombst.] 

ROBERT  STEVEN,  perhaps  third  son  of 
179_  John  S.,  Glasgow ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Stranraer  4th  Feb.  1784 ;  assistant  at 
Auchinleck ;  ord.  to  Catrine  Chapel-of- 
Ease  12th  Sept.  1792 ;  pres.  by  George 
III.  5th  Jan.,  trans,  and  adm.  31st  May 
1798  ;  died  25th  July  1828.  He  marr.  14th 
April  1794,  Annabella  Earle,  who  died  s.p. 
30th  Aug.  1829.  Publication— Account  of 
Catrine  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  xx.). 

ROBERT  WALLACE,  born  Edinburgh, 

1829  1>799'  son  °^  ^°^n  Wallace,  painter, 
Dunkeld,  and  Charlotte,  daugh.  of 
Robert  Dick  of  Tullymet;  educated  at 
Dunkeld  School,  George  Heriot's  Hospital, 
and  Univ.  of  St  Andrews ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Ayr  8th  Oct.  1823  ;  pres.  by  George  IV. 
6th  Aug.  1828 ;  ord.  19th  Feb.  1829 ;  died 
5th  July  1876.  He  marr.  (1)  12th  April  1830, 
Elizabeth  M'Carty,  London,  who  died  12th 
March  1849,  and  had  issue — Alexander 
Hunter,  born  17th  May  1831,  died  23rd 
March  1840 ;  Anne  Wilson,  born  31st  Oct. 
1833  (marr.  21st  April  1857,  James,  younger 
son  of  James  Steel  of  Courthorn,  Galston), 
died  18th  Feb.  1890;  John,  min.  of  this 
parish ;  Robert  Daniel,  born  19th  Aug. 
1838,  died  21st  Aug.  1870  :  (2)  5th  April 
1852,  Marion  (died  25th  Jan.  1902),  daugh. 
of  John  Tennant  of  St  Rollox,  Glasgow, 
and  had  issue — Joanna,  born  15th,  and 
died  16th  March  1853.  Publication  — 
Account  of  the  Parish  (]STeiv  Stat.  Ace,  v.). 


JOHN  WALLACE,  born  19th  Dec.  1836, 
la__  son  of  preceding ;  educated  at  Dal- 
rymple  Parish  School,  Ayr  Academy, 
and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Ayr  May  1864  ;  pres.  by  Queen  Victoria, 
and  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  7th  Aug. 
1865;  died  3rd  April  1902.  He  marr.  21st 
Nov.  1865,  Margaret  (died  15th  Dec.  1909), 
daugh.  of  Hugh  Reid  Strathern,  Mossbog, 
Tarbolton,  and  Janet  Manson,  and  had 
issue — Robert  Daniel,  solicitor,  Ayr,  born 
10th  Jan.  1867,  died  14th  July  1908  ;  Hugh 
Strathern,  born  6th  Dec.  1868,  died  1st 
Nov.  1870 ;  Janet  Manson,  born  2nd  Aug., 
and  died  18th  Oct.  1870;  Elizabeth 
M'Carty,  born  19th  Oct.  1871,  died  Jan. 
1907  ;  John,  min.  of  Second  Charge,  Paisley 
Abbey ;  Marion  Tennant,  born  22nd  July 
1875,  died  7th  Dec.  1891 ;  Margaret  Helen, 
born  15th  June  1877  (marr.  July  1902, 
Norman  Gentles,  Moosejaw,  Saskatchewan, 
Canada);  William,  born  6th  Aug.  1880; 
Ann  Wilson  Bonnar,  born  16th  July  1882 
(marr.  31st  Oct.  1917,  Lieut.  O'Malley, 
S.A.  Artillery) ;  Charlotte  M'Leod  Camp- 
bell, born  20th  Aug.  1884  (marr.  15th  Dec. 
1914,  George  Meldrum,  Minneapolis, 
U.S.A.) 

GEORGE  ALLAN  SEATH,  born  10th 
lgo2  May  1872,  son  of  Robert  S.  and 
Janet  Allan  ;  educated  at  Dunferm- 
line High  School  and  Univ.  of  St  An- 
drews ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunfermline  in 
1896;  assistant  at  St  George's,  Glasgow, 
and  Sandyford ;  ord.  10th  Sept.  1902. 
Marr.  8th  April  1903,  Agnes  Jane  M'Cosh, 
daugh.  of  Major  John  Hammond,  and  has 
issue — Robert  John  Hammond,  born  27th 
Aug.  1904 ;  George  Allan,  born  28th  June 
1907. 


DUNDONALD. 

[The  church  of  Dundonald  was  dedicated 
to  St  Giles.  It  belonged  to  the  Abbey  of 
Paisley.  There  was  a  chapel  in  the  parish 
at  Crosbie.  In  1651  the  Presbytery  of  Ayr 
annexed  the  lands  of  Crosbie  to  the  parish 
of  Monkton.  But  in  1688  the  lands  thus 
conveyed  were  given  back  again  to  Dun- 
donald.   There  was  a  chapel  of  St  Ninian 


AYfi] 


DUNDONALD 


35 


1572 


near  the  Castle  of  Dundonald.  At  the 
Friars'  Croft  on  the  Water  of  Irvine,  in 
this  parish,  the  Carmelites  had  a  small 
priory.  It  stood  on  the  river  bank  opposite 
the  Burgh  of  Irvine.  Dundonald  church 
was  rebuilt  in  1803.] 

^ROBERT  BURN,  reader  from  1567  to 
1567     1572. 

GEORGE  CAMPBELL,  adm.  at 
Lammas  1572,  Riccarton  also  being 
in  his  charge  till  1574  when  it  was  ex- 
cluded, and  Crosbie,  Craigie,  and  Symington 
were  added  ;  trans,  to  Cumnock  1 22nd  May 
1576. 

DAVID  MYLNE,  reader  at  Kilwinning 
lg7  in  1574 ;  adm.  to  Craigie  in  1576, 
and  trans,  here  that  year,  having 
that  parish  and  Crosbie  and  Symington 
also  in  his  charge  ;  pres.  to  the  vicarage  by 
James  VI.  before  7th  June  1592  ;  died  June 

1617.  He  marr.  Janet  Campbell,  who  died 
Jan.  1618,  when  Robert  Campbell,  burgess 
of  Ayr,  was  one  of  her  executors.  He  left  no 
issue,  and  David  (sic)  Mylne,  goldsmith,  his 
brother,  was  served  heir  to  him,  14th  Nov. 

1618.  —  [Reg.  Assig. ;  Exchequer  Buik ; 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Book  of  the  Kirk ;  Calder- 
wood's  Hist.,  iv.,  570;  Inq.  Bet.  Ayr,  181 ; 
Robertson's  C uniting hame.] 

ALEXANDER  SIBBALD,  brother  of 
James  S.  of  Rankeillour  Over ;  M.A. 
(St  Andrews  1612) ;  adm.  in  1618 ; 

died  Dec.  1624,  aged  about  32.     He  marr. 

Jean  Wallace,  who  survived  him,  and  had 

issue — an   only  son,  George,  died   young. 

His    younger    brother    William,    min.    in 

London,  was  served  heir,  27th  March  1630. 

— [Glasg.    Tests. ;    Inq.    Bet.    Gen.,    1591 ; 

Beg.  of  Deeds,  ccccxxx.,  29th  June  1630.] 

ROBERT    RAMSAY,    M.A;    adm.    in 
1625     1^25 >   trans,  to  Blackfriars   Parish, 
Glasgow,  13th  Dec.  1640. 

GABRIEL  MAXWELL,  third  son  of 
John  M.  of  Stanelie  ;  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1634) ;  adm.  in  1642 ;  was  app.  by 
the  General  Assembly  Aug.  1647  to  attend 
Lieut.-general  Leslie's  Regiment ;  was 
engaged  in  opposition  to  the  royal  forces 
at  Mauchline  Moor  June  1648,  and  joined 


the  Protesting  party  in  the  Church.  In 
1662  he  was  confined  to  his  parish  for  non- 
conformity to  Episcopacy.  He  participated 
in  the  Pentland  Rising  in  1666  and  was 
ordered  to  be  prosecuted,  but  was  included 
in  the  general  pardon,  1st  Oct.  1667.  His 
lands  were  forfeited  22nd  Dec.  1671,  but 
the  forfeiture  was  rescinded  by  Parliament, 
4th  July  1690.  He  marr.  Lilias  Cunyng- 
hame,  who  survived  him,  and  had  issue 
— Lilias. — [Jedburgh  Presb.  Beg. ;  Acts  of 
Pari.,  vi.,  ix.;  Inq.  Bet.  Gen.,  4HA4, ;  Baillie's 
Lett. ;  Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii.,  73,  196 ;  Peter- 
kin's  Becords ;  Guthrie's  Mem.] 

GEORGE  WILSON,  adm.  min.  of  Kil- 
ellan  before  31st  Aug.  1665;  trans, 
and    adm.   before   28th    Jan.    1667. 

-[Glasg.  Com.  Bee] 

JOHN  OSBURNE,  formerly  of  Kirk- 
oswald ;  had  an  indulgence  here 
from  Privy  Council  3rd  Sept.  1672 ; 
was  in  1674  accused  of  keeping  conventicles 
at  Tarbolton.  In  Feb.  1683  the  Privy 
Council  gave  him  the  choice  of  removing 
immediately  from  the  kingdom,  or  binding 
himself  to  desist  from  holding  conventicles 
under  a  penalty  of  5000  merks.  He  chose 
the  latter  alternative ;  returned  to  Kirk- 
oswald  in  1687. 


1667 


1672 


1672 


JOHN  HUTCHISON,  formerly  of 
Maybole ;  had  an  indulgence  here 
jointly  with  preceding  min.  from  the 
Privy  Council  3rd  Sept.  1672;  was  fined  8th 
April  1673  for  not  keeping  the  anniversary 
of  the  Restoration.  Complaints  were  made 
in  1674  of  his  baptizing  children  irregularly ; 
in  Nov.  1681  he  was  cited  to  answer  for 
various  offences  before  the  Privy  Council ; 
was  denounced  fugitive,  and  had  his  in- 
dulgence revoked,  20th  Dec.  1681 ;  deprived 
of  his  license,  and  fined  5000  merks  on  4th 
July  1682.  He  returned  to  Maybole  in 
1687. 

^JOHN  BOGLE,  son  of  John  B.,  burgess 
of  Glasgow,  and  Barbara  Cunning- 
ham ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 

M.A.  (1661);  pres.  toDalrymple  Aug.  1664; 

trans,  here  about   1682;    outed   in   1689; 

died  between  2nd  March   1708  and  15th 

Dec.  1715.    He  marr.  Jean,  sister  of  Robert 


36 


DUNDONALD 


[PRESB.  OF 


1688 


Kincaid,  min.  of  Barnweil,  and  had  issue — 
John,  surgeon,  Glasgow,  died  Jan.  1716 ; 
Agnes,  born  15th  Nov.  1681  (marr.  20th 
Dec.  1704,  Thomas  Buchanan,  younger, 
of  Ardoch),  died  9th  June  1720.— [Gray 
Buchanan  Coll.,  Lyon  Office.] 

,  JAMES  BOOG,  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr 
18th  Oct.  1687 ;  called  unanimously 
in  Nov.,  and  ord.  29th  March  1688  ; 
died  between  9th  Jan.  and  26th  June  1695. 
He  marr.  4th  Sept.  1690,  Janet,  daugh.  of 
John  Aitkenhead  of  Jaw,  who  survived  him 
(marr.  (2)  Alexander  Cunningham,  min.  of 
Dreghorn),  and  had  issue — John  ;  James  ; 
Euphame. — [Edin.  Mar.  Beg.} 

WILLIAM  LINDSAY,  second  son  of 
George  L.  of  Blacksholm  and  Bal- 
Wharrage ;  studied  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  16th 
July  1696;  called  8th  June  1697;  ord. 
5th  Jan.  1698;  died  Jan.  1715.  He  marr. 
Beatrix  Clark,  who  survived  him  and 
marr.  (2)  23rd  April  1717,  Thomas  Craufurd 
of  Craufurdsburn,  and  died  s.p.  23rd  Aug. 
1727. — [Lives  of  the  Lindsays,  i.,  430 ;  Ayr 
Sheriff-Coxirt  Books,  14th  Feb.  1715  ;  Wod- 
row's  Anal.,  iii.,  437 ;  Williamson's  Old 
Cartsbtirn,  66.] 

JAMES  COWAN,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Haddington  11th  Jan.  1700;  called 
30th  May,  and  ord.  19th  Sept.  1717; 
his  demission  "on  account  of  inability  or 
unfitness"  was  accepted  20th  March  1723, 
and  he  got  an  allowance  from  the  parish. 

JOSEPH  CABNOCHAN,  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Ayr  1st  Nov.  1721 ;  pres. 
by  the  "Manager  for  Dundonald" 

Sept.  1723  ;  ord.  3rd  Sept.  1724  ;  still  min. 

24th  April  1728. 

HAMILTON  KENNEDY,  M.A. ;  called 
26th  June,  and  ord.  24th  Sept.  1729  ; 
Xl         trans,  to  Ballantrae  19th  Aug.  1731. 

THOMAS  WALKER,  born  1704, 
youngest  son  of  David  W.,  min.  of 
Temple ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  M.A.  (26th  March  1723) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Dalkeith  6th  June  1727 ;  called 
12th  April,  and  ord.  24th  Aug.  1732 ;  died 
15th  Aug.  1780.    He  marr.  Jean  Robertson, 


1717 


1724 


1732 


1783 


who  died  8th  Nov.  1747,  and  had  issue — 
David,  born  11th  July  1743;  Robert,  born 
24th  June  1745  ;  James,  born  22nd  March 
1747:  (2)  2nd  March  1749,  Ann  Shaw, 
who  died  14th  Oct.  1795,  and  had  issue- 
Mary,  born  9th  and  died  12th  Dec.  1749  ; 
Mary,  born  17th  Dec.  1750,  died  15th  Feb. 
1754  ;  Margaret,  born  15th  June  1752  (marr. 
William  Grierson,  min.  of  Glencairn) ; 
William,  born  5th  Nov.  1755,  died  4th  May 
1768;  Archibald,  born  21st  Jan.  1758; 
Thomas,  born  2nd  Aug.  1 759  ;  Josias,  Pro- 
fessor of  Humanity,  Glasgow  Univ.,  born 
8th  July  1761,  died  28th  Aug.  1831.  Publi- 
cations— Observations  on  the  Letters  pub- 
lished by  the  Rev.  Mr  Baine  (Glasgow, 
1767) ;  Vindication  of  the  Discipline  and 
Constitution  of  the  Chtirch  of  Scotland 
(Edinburgh,  1774) ;  Essays  and  Sermons 
on  Doctrinal  and  Practical  Subjects  (Edin- 
burgh, 1782) ;  Reasons  for  Excluding  from 
Sealing  Ordinances  (Edinburgh,  1782 ; 
Irvine,  1835). 

ROBERT  DUNCAN,  born  1753,  son  of 
Robert  D.,  Boston,  U.S.A. ;  entered 
the  army,  in  which  he  became  a 
sergeant ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  27th  March  1776 ; 
assistant  at  Irvine ;  pres.  by  Archibald, 
Earl  of  Eglinton,  in  April,  and  ord.  11th 
Sept.  1783;  D.D.  (Glasgow,  Oct.  1806); 
died  14th  April  1815.  He  was  the  "  Duncan 
deep "  of  Burns's  "  The  Twa  Herds."  He 
bore  an  extraordinary  likeness  to  Charles 
James  Fox.  He  marr.  (1)  2nd  Sept.  1782, 
Isobel  Morrell,  who  died  2nd  Aug.  1809  : 
(2)  30th  April  1810,  Mary  (died  19th  Oct. 
1843),  daugh.  of  .Robert  Wharrie,  M.D., 
Pathhead,  Lanark,  and  had  issue — Robert, 
born  10th  July  1812.  Publications — Infi- 
delity the  growing  Evil  of  the  Times,  a 
sermon  (Air,  1794) ;  Account  of  the  Parish 
(Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  vi.).  —  [Wallace's 
Burns,  i.,  174 ;  Scot.  Hist.  Revietv,  xvi., 
98,  255.] 

JOHN  MACLEOD,  a  native  of  Skye ; 
educated  at  King's  College,  Aber- 
deen ;  M.A.  (1776) ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Aberdeen  16th  April  1778;  ord.  by 
Presb.  of  Aberdeen ;  adm.  to  Harris  10th 
April  1779 ;  trans,  to  Kilmodan  16th  April 


1816 


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37 


1806 ;  trans,  to  Second  Charge,  Kilmarnock, 
23rd  Nov.  1809;  pres.  by  Lady  Mary 
Montgomerie  and  Charles  M.  Burges 
[Lamb],  her  husband,  2nd  Oct.  1815  ;  adm. 
15th  Feb.  1816;  D.D.  (Aberdeen,  18th 
May  1795) ;  D.L.,  Inverness-shire,  before 
1804;  died  6th  Feb.  1841,  aged  84.  He 
marr.  (1)  8th  June  1781,  Janet  Campbell, 
who  died  s.p.  13th  Jan.  1821  :  (2)  Ann 
M'Donald,  and  had  issue — Catherine,  born 
1807;  Donald,  born  1809.  Publications— 
Dep>endence  on  God,  the  best  Security  of 
Nations  amidst  the  Perils  of  War,  a  sermon 
(Edinburgh,  1810) ;  Account  of  Harris  (Sin- 
clair's Stat.  Ace,  x.).  As  superintendent 
of  the  schools  of  the  S.P.C.K.  in  Synod 
of  Glenelg  he  gave  a  melancholy  picture 
of  the  want  of  education  in  the  Lewis 
(Bennet's  Sermon).  He  also  superintended 
the  publication  by  the  Highland  Society 
of  the  Dictionarium  Scoto  -  Celticum,  or 
Dictionary  of  the  Gaelic  Language,  2 
vols.  (Edinburgh,  1828).— [Maclean's  Typo- 
graphia  Scoto-Gadelica,  152.] 


1841 


ALEXANDER  WILLISON,  son  of 
John  W.,  farmer,  Douglas,  Lanark- 
shire ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Lanark  23rd  Nov.  1831  ; 
pres.  by  Lady  Mary  Montgomerie ;  ord. 
9th  Sept.  1841 ;  died  23rd  Dec.  1865.  He 
marr.  1st  Nov.  1842,  Eliza  Macdonald,  who 
died  22nd  Sept.  1897,  and  had  issue — 
John,  writer,  Glasgow,  born  17th  Aug. 
1843,  died  18th  April  1890;  Archibald 
George,  born  20th  March  1845,  died  26th 
Dec.  1859 ;  Alexander  Stewart,  born  19th 
Dec.  1846,  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  2nd  May 
1870;  Isabella  Fanny,  born  12th  June 
1849;  James,  born  21st  June  1853;  Jane 
Eliza,  born  29th  April  1855,  died  29th 
Dec.  1856. 

JOHN  SIME,    born    14th    July   1837 
educated  at  Univ.  of  St  Andrews 
1866     ord.  to  Kilwinning  20th  Jan.  1864 
pres.  by  Archibald  William,  Earl  of  Eglinton 
trans,  and  adm.  17th  May  1866 ;  died  15th 
Aug.   1904.     He  marr.   12th  March   1867, 
Christian  (died  25th  June  1900),  daugh.  of 
John  Wylie,  D.D.,  min.  of  Carluke,  and  had 
issue  —  William  Northcote,   M.D.,   Dollar, 
born   8th  Oct.   1868  ;  John  Francis  Vere, 


1902 


born  6th  June  1871,  died  16th  Jan.  1874  ; 
Caroline  Frances,  born  11th  March  1875, 
died  11th  Aug.  1877 ;  Richard  Edward, 
born  17th  Oct.  1879,  died  16th  May  1885. 

JAMES  HOGG  GILLESPIE,  born 
Glasgow,  7th  June  1867,  son  of 
Andrew  G.  and  Barbara  Hogg ; 
educated  at  Dennistoun  Academy  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  MA.  (1892),  B.D. 
(1895) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  in 
1895;  assistant  at  Largs  and  Dundonald ; 
ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  20th  Feb. 
1902.  Marr.  9th  April  1902,  Mary,  daugh. 
of  Allan  Muir,  and  has  issue — Marjorie, 
born  4th  May  1904 ;  Katherine  Barbour, 
born  13th  Jan.  1906;  Mary  Muir,  born 
29th  Aug.  1908  ;  Elspeth  Taylor,  born  29th 
Jan.  1911 ;  Alison  Drysdale,  born  4th  Jan. 
1914. 


CROSBIE,  or  CORSBIE  CHAPEL. 

[A  chapel  belonging  to  Dundonald  Parish, 
disjoined  by  Presb.  in  1651  and  annexed 
to  Monkton  and  Prestwick,  but  again 
restored  to  Dundonald  in  1688.] 

ADAM  WALLACE,  exhorter  in 
1567    1567. 


FISHERTON  (Q.S.). 

[Mission  services  were  begun  here  about 
1820.  In  1842,  a  constitution  was  granted 
to  the  chapel  and  a  district  assigned  to  it. 
The  parish  of  Fisherton  was  disjoined  from 
Maybole,  16th  July  1862.] 

ADAM  HALL,  ord.  7th  March  1842; 
1842     trans,  to  Cromarty  26th  Sept.  1843. 

JAMES  LAIDLAW,  adm.  26th  Dec. 
1844     1844J   trans,  to  Wanlockhead  26th 

May  1848. 
^JOHN  BLAIR,  born  1795,  second  son 
of  John  B.,  Secession  min.  at  Col- 
monell;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  ord.  Antiburgher  (afterwards  U.P.) 
min.  at  Drymen  16th  July  1822 ;  res.  14th 
March  1848.  Joined  the  Church  of  Scot- 
land, and  adm.  here  7th  June  1849 ;  first 
min.  of  the  parish  in  1862 ;  died  2nd  Oct. 
1872. 


1849 


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[PRESB.  OF 


WILLIAM  MURDOCH,  born  Karse- 
1870  Park>  1842,  son  of  James  M.  and 
Marion  Galbraith ;  educated  at 
Coylton  School,  and  Univs.  of  Edinburgh 
and  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  6th 
Nov.  1867  ;  assistant  at  Dalmellington  and 
Greyfriars,  Dumfries ;  ord.  (assistant  and 
successor)  8th  Sept.  1870;  res.  17th  May 
1909;  died  17th  Sept.  1912.  He  marr. 
26th  June  1884,  Sarah  Davidson,  daugh. 
of  Crafurd  M'Cracken,  and  had  issue — 
Rhoda  May,  born  13th  Sept.  1886;  James 
Bruce,  born  6th  Oct.  1890;  Hilda  Blair, 
born  14th  Sept.  1891 ;  Ida  Thomson,  born 
15th  April  1894;  William  Kennedy,  born 
25th  Aug.  1895. 

ROBERT  DAVIDSON,  born  Montrose, 
13th  Oct.  1877,  son  of  James  D.  and 
Margaret  Fenwick  Maclaren ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Aberdeen  ;  MA.  (1907) ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Aberdeen  in  1908 ; 
assistant  at  Huntly  ;  ord.  20th  Sept.  1909  ; 
trans,  to  Portobello  15th  Nov.  1917.  He 
marr.  2nd  Dec.  1909,  Alice,  daugh.  of  James 
Gerard. 


1918 


JOHN  AITKEN  SPENCE,  born  Auch- 
inleck,  12th  Nov.  1872,  son  of  James 
S.,  min.  of  the  Original  Secession 
Church  there,  and  Helen  S.  Morton ; 
educated  at  Ayr  Academy  and  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh 
1901 ;  assistant  at  St.  Leonard's,  Edinburgh, 
and  Dunbarton ;  ord.  to  Church  of  Scotland, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne,  30th  June  1910  ;  trans, 
and  adm.  21st  March  1918.  Marr.  28th 
Feb.  1912,  Margaret  J.,  daugh.  of  William 
Mitchelhill,  Whitley  Bay,  Northumberland, 
and  has  issue  —  James  Mitchelhill,  born 
30th  Dec.  1912. 


FULLARTON  (Q.S.). 

[The  church,  erected  in  1836,  was  consti- 
tuted a  Chapel-of-Ease  and  annexed  to 
Presbytery  of  Irvine  by  General  Assembly, 
29th  May  1837.  The  parish  was  disjoined 
from  Dundonald  and  erected  by  the  Court 
of  Teinds,  23rd  Nov.  1874,  and  annexed 
to  Presb.  of  Ayr.] 


DAVID  WILSON,  born  Edinburgh, 
1837  1810;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  missionary  in  St  Leonard's 
Parish,  Edinburgh;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Edinburgh  30th  July  1834 ;  ord.  21st  Dec. 
1837.  Joined  the  Free  Church  in  1843 ; 
min.  of  Fullarton  Free  Church,  1843-81  ; 
died  8th  March  1881.  He  marr.  28th 
June  1842,  Jane,  youngest  daugh.  of  John 
Denniston,  merchant,  Greenock. 

JOHN  GREENSHIELDS  SCOULAR, 
trans,  from  Scots  Church,  Sunder- 
land, and  adm.  in  1845;  trans,  to 
Rothesay  Chapel  7th  Feb.  1850. 

JOHN  PATTERSON,  ord.  to  Ander- 
ston,  Glasgow,  2nd  May  1844 ;  trans, 
and  adm.  18th  April  1850. 

ARCHIBALD  FLEMING,  BA. ;  ord. 
27th  Oct.  1854 ;  trans,  to  St  Paul's, 
Perth,  18th  Dec.  1856. 

ALEXANDER    MONTGOMERIE 
lg57     CRAWFURD,  ord.  5th  March  1857  ; 
trans,  to  Brownfield,  Glasgow,  17  th 
March  1870. 

JOHN  GRIGOR,  ord.  1st  Sept.  1870; 
1870     t-rans*  to  Lady  Glenorchy's,    Edin- 
burgh, 24th  Sept.  1874. 

WILLIAM  WORKMAN,  ord.  28th  Jan. 

1875  1875  ;  first  min.  of  the  parish  ;  trans, 
to  Second    Charge,    Montrose,  2nd 

Dec.  1875. 

JOSEPH    THOMSON    PATON,    born 

1876  *85(^  >    ^cen-    by    Presb.    of    Irvine 
12th  Jan.  1875;  ord.  10th  May  1876; 

res.  18th  Dec.  1902 ;  died  22nd  Feb.  1909. 
He  marr.  15th  Sept.  1891,  Margaret  Charles 
Ward,  and  had  issue  —  Jane  Williamson 
Cameron,  born  7th  July  1892 ;  Robert 
Tannahill,  born  11th  Feb.  1899. 

JOHN  PATERSON,  born  Airdrie,  26th 
1903  ^ay  18^4>  son  °*  Robert  P.  and  Isa- 
bella Cleland ;  educated  at  Victoria 
School,  Airdrie,  Hutchison's  Grammar 
School,  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A. 
(1895),  B.D.  (1898);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Hamilton  May  1898;  assistant  at  South 
Church,  Greenock ;  ord.  15th  April  1903. 


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39 


GALSTON. 

[The  vicarage  of  Galston  belonged  to  the 
Ministry  of  the  Red  Friars  of  Fail.  Its 
church  was  dedicated  to  St  Peter.  An 
annual  fair,  formerly  held  on  29th  June,  is 
known  as  St  Peter's  Fair.  In  the  parish 
there  was  a  Chapel  of  St  Mary.  Galston 
Church  was  rebuilt  in  1809.] 

JOHN  BARRON,  entered  1st  May  1563; 
1563    trans,  to  Whitern  2nd  Feb.  1567. 

RANKEN   DAVIDSON,  min.  in  1568 ; 
1568     *rans'  t°  Dalmellington   in  1569. — 
[Beg.  Mag.  Sig.,  iv.,  2541.] 

PETER  PRIMROSE,  min.  of  Mauch- 
1574    line ;  had  charge  in  1574. 

ALEXANDER  WALLACE,  M.A.  (Glas- 
1592  £ow  158^) ;  pres.  to  the  vicarage  by 
James  VI.  before  19th  Jan.  1592 ; 
died  April  1641,  aged  about  72.  He  signed 
the  copy  of  the  National  Covenant  which 
appears  in  Galston  Kirk-Session  Records. 
He  marr.  (1)  Alison  Stewart,  apparently 
of  the  Galston  family,  widow  of  George 
Lockhart  of  Sempill,  Galston  :  (2)  Sibella 
Wallace,  who  died  in  1643,  and  had  issue — 
Barbara ;  Jean ;  Ann. — [Reg.  Assig. ;  Reg. 
Old  Dec. ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Ayr  Sas.  Sec. 
Reg.,  i.,  16.] 

1628    THOMAS  MUIR,  reader  in  1628. 

v  ALEXANDER  BLAIR,  M.A.  (St 
1648  Andrews  1638) ;  "  expectant "  in 
Glasgow,  and  residing  with  the  laird 
of  Blair;  adm.  March  1643.  In  1648,  he 
was  engaged  in  opposition  to  the  royal 
army  at  Mauchline  Moor,  but  had  a  remis- 
sion the  following  year  from  Parliament. 
He  was  imprisoned  28th  May  1662  by 
Parliament.  On  16th  Sept.  1662,  he  was 
deprived  by  the  Privy  Council,  for  taking 
the  Oath  of  Allegiance  with  explanations, 
and  forbidden  to  carry  on  ministerial  work. 
On  8th  April  1669,  he  was  charged  before 
the  Privy  Council  with  keeping  conven- 
ticles, etc.  He  had  an  indulgence  on  9th 
Dec.  1669 ;  was  charged  on  8th  July  1673 


with  failing  to  observe  the  anniversary  of 
the  Restoration.  When  a  copy  of  the  Royal 
Order  which  he  had  failed  to  obey  was 
handed  him,  he  said  before  the  Council, 
"  My  Lord  Chancellor,  I  cannot  be  so 
uncivil  as  to  refuse  a  paper  offered  me  by 
your  Lordship,  but  I  can  receive  no  instruc- 
tions from  you  for  regulating  the  exercise 
of  my  ministry,  for  if  I  should  receive 
instructions  from  you,  I  should  be  your 
ambassador  and  not  Christ's."  He  was 
again  imprisoned  in  the  Tolbooth.  Being 
seized  with  illness,  he  was  released  on 
caution  4th  Dec.  1673,  and  died  Jan.  1674, 
aged  about  56.  He  left  200  merks  to  the 
kirk-session  for  pious  and  charitable  uses. 
He  marr.  Helen  Farquhar,  and  had  issue — 
James,  his  heir ;  Margaret ;  and  others. — 
[Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.  296,  ii.  216,  217,  222 ; 
Baillie's  Lett. ;  Acts  of  Pari.,  vi. ;  Ayr  Sas., 
ii.,  221 ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Law's  Mem.] 

ADAM  ALASOUN  [ALISON]  of  Dun- 
1672  Jape '  M*^-  (Edinburgh,  28th  July 
1648) ;  min.  of  Balmaghie  in  1659 ; 
deprived  11th  June  1662;  had  an  indulg- 
ence here  with  the  preceding,  from  the 
Privy  Council  3rd  Sept.  1672,  but  his  name 
does  not  appear  on  the  Register  until  1674  ; 
died  Oct.  1680,  aged  about  52.  He  marr. 
Marion  (died  Dec.  1680),  daugh.  of  William 
Gordon  of  Carlton,  sister  and  ultimately 
heiress  of  James  G.  of  Carlton,  she 
survived  him,  and  had  issue — Gabriel  of 
Dunjape;  Adam.  —  [Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii., 
204 ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Acts,  and  Dec,  Dal., 
9th  July  1696.] 

ROBERT  SYMSON,  born  Aberdeen, 
1681  brother  of  William  S.,  and  nephew 
of  Patrick  Forbes ;  educated  at 
King's  College,  Aberdeen  ;  M.A.  (1670) ; 
coll.  17th  Sept.  1681.  He  was  outed  in 
1689,  and  retired  to  Edinburgh ;  died  27th 
April  1710,  aged  about  60.  He  marr.  Mar- 
garet Crichton,  and  had  issue — Patrick  ; 
Sarah ;  William,  buried  15th  Sept.  1691 ; 
a  child,  buried  9th  May  1697 ;  a  child, 
buried  1st  June  1699. — [Mauchline  Sess. 
Reg. ;  Greyfriars  Bur. ;  G.  R.  Homings, 
28th  Feb.  1688  ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  Mack.,  20th 
Sept.  1709  ;  Dumfries  Sas.,  vii.,  442.] 


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GALSTON 


[PRESB.  OP 


ANDREW  ROGERS,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
1692  Glasgow  13th  May  1689  ;  called  Aug. 
1691 ;  ord.  4th  May  1692 ;  died  be- 
tween 5th  March  and  2nd  April  1735,  "a 
man  of  eminent  and  distinguished  worth." 
He  marr.  Julian,  daugh.  of  Quintin  M'llvain 
of  Grimmet.  —  [.Ayr  Sheriff-Court  Books, 
14th  Oct.  1712.] 

JOHN  CAMPBELL,  son  of  George  C. 
-,___  of  Waterhaughs,  and  grandson  of 
Hugh  C.,  min.  of  Muirkirk ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Ayr  18th  Dec.  1728;  ord. 
to  Muirkirk  12th  May  1730  ;  called  28th 
Aug.,  and  adm.  27th  Nov.  1735  ;  died  27th 
July  1743.  He  marr.  Nov.  1730,  Christian, 
daugh.  of  Hugh  Fawsyde,  min.  of  Loudoun. 
She  survived  him. — [Glasg.  Tests.] 

ROBERT     FINDLAY,     trans,      from 

1745     Stevenston ;    pres.    by   Hugh,    Earl 

of    Marchmont ;    adm.     6th     June 

1745  ;  trans,  to  Town  Church,  Paisley,  21st 

March  1754. 

ROBERT  WAIT,  probably  son  of 
William  W.,  Westruther,  Berwick- 
shire ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  became  preacher  at  Gorbals 
Chapel-of-Ease ;  pres.  by  Hugh,  Earl  of 
Marchmont,  Sept.,  and  ord.  17th  Oct. 
1754:  D.D.  (Aberdeen,  Nov.  1765);  died 
29th  Jan.  1777.  He  marr.  20th  Nov.  1754, 
Margaret  (died  9th  Jan.  1781),  daugh.  of 
George  Stuart,  merchant,  Banff,  and  had 
issue  —  Alexander,  born  30th  Nov.  1755, 
died  21st  Dec.  1756 ;  George,  born  22nd 
Nov.  1757  ;  William,  born  9th  Feb.,  and 
died  20th  June  1760 ;  Robert,  M.A.  (1778), 
born  13th  July  1761.  Publication  —  The 
Gospel  History,  with  Explanatory  Notes 
(Edinburgh,  1768).— [Cleland's  Ann.,  i.] 

GEORGE  SMITH,  born  2nd  March 
1748,  son  of  William  S.,  min.  of 
Cranstoun ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dalkeith 
6th  July  1773;  pres.  by  John  Wallace  of 
Cessnock  26th  July  1777;  "ord.  3rd  Feb. 
1778;  D.D.  (Glasgow,  Oct.  1806);  died 
28th  April  1823.  He  figures  in  Burns's 
The  Kirk's  Alarm,  The  Holy  Fair,  and 
The  Twa  Herds.  He  marr.  24th  April 
1782,  Marion  (born  9th  July  1755,  died  at 


1778 


Edinburgh,  14th  May  1825),  daugh.  of 
Adam  Freer  of  Innernethy,  Perthshire, 
and  had  issue — Margaret  Isabella,  born 
22nd  July  1783  (marr.  John  Moodie,  min. 
of  Riccarton) ;  Jean,  born  24th  April  1785, 
died  30th  Dec.  1824  ;  Henrietta  Scott,  born 
24th  July  1787  (marr.  Lewis  Balfour,  D.D., 
min.  of  Colinton) ;  William,  banker,  Edin- 
burgh, born  24th  Nov.  1789 ;  Adam  Freer, 
merchant,  Calcutta,  born  1st  June  1791 ; 
George,  D.D.,  min.  of  Tolbooth,  Edin- 
burgh ;  Marion,  born  7th  Aug.  1795 ; 
David,  merchant,  Calcutta,  born  12th  Nov. 
1798 ;  John,  West  India  merchant,  Glasgow, 
born  9th  Nov.  1800,  died  15th  Aug.  1880. 
Publication — Account  of  the  Parish  (Sin- 
clair's StaV  Ace,  ii.).— [Wallace's  Burns, 
i.,  176,  362,  iii.  94.] 

ROBERT  STIRLING,  born  Methven, 
1824  Perthshire,  25th  Oct.  1790,  son  of 
Peter  S.,  farmer,  Cloag,  and  grandson 
of  Michael  S.,  inventor  of  the  rotary  thrash- 
ing machine ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunbarton  4th  July 
1815;  ord.  to  Second  Charge,  Kilmarnock, 
19th  Sept.  1816 ;  pres.  by  the  Commissioner 
for  the  Duke  and  Duchess  of  Portland  22nd 
Sept.  1823;  trans,  and  adm.  12th  Feb. 
1824;  D.D.  (St  Andrews,  11th  Jan.  1840); 
was  suspended  with  nine  others  by  the 
General  Assembly  30th  May  1842,  until 
1st  March  1843,  for  holding  communion 
with  the  dep.  mins.  of  Strathbogie ;  died 
Father  of  the  Church  op  Scotland, 
6th  June  1878.  His  hobby  was  mechanics  : 
he  sometimes  surprised  his  neighbours  at 
midnight  by  the  hammering  resounding 
from  the  anvil  in  his  little  smithy  adjoining 
the  manse.  On  16th  Nov.  1816  he  patented 
the  Stirling  Air  Engine,  and  experiments 
which  he  made  in  iron-smelting  anticipated 
the  Siemens  process  in  the  manufacture  of 
of  steel.  He  marr.  10th  July  1819,  Jane 
(died  18th  May  1892),  eldest  daugh.  of 
William  Rankine,  wine  merchant,  Galston 
and  had  issue — Patrick,  C.E.,  born  29th 
June  1820,  died  1895;  Jane,  born  25th 
Sept  1821,  died  1915  ;  William,  C.E.,  Peru, 
born  14th  Nov.  1822,  died  1900;  Robert, 
engineer,  Peru,  born  16th  Dec.  1824,  died 
1889 ;    David,    min.    of    Craigie ;    James, 


aye] 


GALSTON— GIRVAN 


41 


engineer  G.  &  S.-W.  Railway,  born  2nd  Oct. 
1835,  died  1917;  Agnes,  born  22nd  July 
1838  (marr.  John  Hunter,  Dalmellington), 
died  1st  Nov.  1917.  Publication — Account 
of  the  Parish  (New  Stat.  Ace,  v.). — [Kil- 
marnock Standard,  8th  June  1878  ;  Wood- 
croft's  Alphabetical  List  of  Patentees ; 
British  Improvements  in  Iron  and  Steel- 
Making,  by  Walter  Macfarlane,  F.I  C. 
(Glasgow  1904) ;  The  Engineer,  14th  Dec. 
1917  ;  Diet.  Nat.  Biog.] 

'JOHN    BROWN,     M.A.,    B.D. ;     ord. 
1876    (assistant  and  successor)  4th    July 
1876 ;  trans,  to  Bellahouston,  Glas- 
gow. 17th  May  1887. 

JAMES  ALLAN  HOGG,  born  Coat- 
1887  bridge,  20th  Aug.  1863,  son  of 
Robert  Hogg,  headmaster  of  Spring- 
burn  School,  Glasgow,  and  Janet  Allan ; 
educated  at  High  School  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1884),  B.D.  (1886) ;  licen. 
by  Fresb.  of  Abernethy  May  1886 ;  assistant 
at  Grantown-on-Spey  and  West  Church, 
Dairy;  ord.  9th  Nov.  1887.  Marr.  1st 
Oct.  1889,  Helen  Gourlay,  daugh.  of  James 
Arthur,  min.  of  Springburn,  and  has  issue — 
Robert  Blacklock,  born  25th  March  1891 ; 
Jessie  Reid  Arthur,  born  16th  Aug.  1893, 
died  18th  June  1895 ;  Helen  Arthur,  born 
6th  April  1895 ;  George,  born  11th  March 
1897 ;  Mary  Allan,  born  15th  March  1900. 
Publication  —  History  of  Galston  Parish 
Church  (Paisley,  1909). 

GIRVAN,  of  old  INVERGARVAN. 

[The  church  of  Invergarvan  was  dedicated 
to  St  Cuthbert.  It  belonged  to  the  Abbey 
of  Crossregal.  At  Chapel  Donan,  on  the 
lands  of  Craigoch  in  the  parish,  there  was 
a  Chapel  of  St  Donan.  Girvan  Church 
was  rebuilt  in  1770,  and  again  in  1883.] 

JAMES  YOUNG,  reader  from  1574 
1574     to  1578. 

JAMES  ROSS,  reader  from  1578  to 
1578     1585. 

JOHN     CUNYNGHAME,     adm.     to 

1590    baptize  and  solemnize  marriages  at 

Kirkmichael  in  1567 ;  pres.  to  the 

vicarage    of     Kirkcudbright  -  Innertig    by 


James  VI.  23rd  April  1571,  where  he  was 
probably  reader;  adm.  to  Dailly  in  1573, 
and  "plaicit"  1st  May  1575,  having  also 
Girvan  and  Kirkoswald  under  his  care ; 
trans,  to  this  charge  in  1590;  died  before 
6th  April  1612.  He  marr.  Margaret  Max- 
well, who  died  9th  March  1608,  leaving  a 
grand  -  daugh.,  Margaret  Cunynghame. — 
[Reg.  of  Assig.] 

ALEXANDER  DUNMURE,  school- 
1612  master  °f  Ayr  5th  Sept.  1608  ;  pres. 
to  the  parsonage  and  vicarage  of 
Girvan  to  be  held  with  the  vicarage  of 
Innertig  by  James  VI.  6th  April  1612 ; 
dem.  Innertig  in  1617.  He  was  still  min. 
31st  May  1619,  but  died  before  19th  April 
1620. — [Reg.  Sec.  Sig. ;  Ayr  Sess.  Reg.] 

DAVID    BURN,    M.A.    (St    Andrews, 

1620    July  1612) »  Vres'  by  James  VI-  19tu 
April   1620;    died   Oct.    1632,   aged 

about  40.  He  marr.  Margaret  Boswell, 
who  survived  him,  and  had  issue — Mar- 
garet.— [Reg.  Sec.  Sig. ;  Ayr  Sess.  Reg. ; 
Glasg.  Tests.] 

ANDREW  MILLAR,  son  of  Andrew 
1632  ^'  °^  Temple,  and  Elizabeth  Lock- 
hart  ;  min.  of  Alloway  in  1628  ;  pres. 
by  Charles  I.  and  adm.  after  26th  Nov. 
1632 ;  died  April  1649.  He  marr.  (1)  1629, 
Geilles,  daugh.  of  William  Hunter  of  Drum- 
dow,  and  had  issue — Andrew,  min.  of  Dailly ; 
Robert,  min.  of  Ochiltree  ;  Alexander,  died 
at  -Glasgow ;  Henry,  died  at  London  in 
1718  :  (2)  Agnes,  daugh.  of  Robert  Spreule, 
min.  of  Dalrymple,  and  had  issue — Thomas, 
min.  of  Kirkliston. — [Reg.  Sec.  Sig. ;  Glasg. 
Tests. ;  Nisbet's  Her.,  ii.,  42.] 

GILBERT  KENNEDY,  brother  of 
Thomas  K.,  min.  at  Donoughmore 
or  Carlan,  Co.  Tyrone ;  M.A.  (Glas- 
gow 1647) ;  adm.  26th  Nov.  1651 ;  deprived 
by  Act  of  Parliament  11th  June,  and  Decreet 
of  Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662.  In  1679,  he 
was  accused  of  keeping  conventicles,  and 
afterwards  went  to  Ireland,  and  had  charge 
of  the  congregation  of  Dundonald ;  died  6th 
Feb.  1688,  aged  about  61.  He  marr.  a  lady 
whose  name  is  unknown,  and  had  issue — 
Gilbert,  min.  of  Donaclony,  died  8th  July 


42 


GIRVAN 


[PRESB.  OF 


1745. — [Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.,  327  ;  Linlithgow 
Presb.  Reg. ;  ReicFs  Ireland,  ii.,  401 ;  G.  R. 
Homings,  29th  Jan.  1653.] 

WILLIAM  FOGO,  min.  in  1666  ;  trans. 
1666     to  Bothkennar  18th  Dec.  1673. 

ALEXANDER  GADERER,  eldest  son 
16?4  of  William  G.  of  Twelfth  part  of 
Urquhart,  and  Margaret  Marshall, 
and  brother  of  James,  Bishop  of  Aberdeen  ; 
educated  at  King's  College,  Aberdeen ; 
M.A.  (2nd  May  1663).  He  was  assaulted 
while  going  to  preach  here,  and  the  Bishop 
and  Synod  lodged  a  complaint  to  the  Privy 
Council  6th  May  1674.  He  was  outed  in 
1689.  He  marr.  (1)  Katherine  Lammie 
from  Angus,  and  had  issue  —  Elizabeth, 
died  20th  April  1688,  aged  8  :  (2)  Anna, 
(died  17th  Jan.  1698),  daugh.  of  James  Cook 
of  Ardblair,  min.  of  St  Andrews-Lhan- 
bryd  and  had  issue — John,  M.D.,  London  ; 
and  another. — [G.  R.  Sas.,  xxxix.,  202; 
P.  C.  Reg.,  3rd  ser.,  iv.,  178;  Monteith's 
Theater  of  Mortality,  ii.] 

SAMUEL  STUART,  a  licentiate   from 

-  Ireland  ;  called  June  1689  ;  ord.  25th 

June  1690;  died  between  17th  Jan. 

and   19th  Sept.   1711,  leaving  a  widow. — 

[Reid's  Ireland,  ii.,  520.] 

ROBERT  ALEXANDER,  brother  of 
1712  -David  A.  of  Drummochreen ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Ayr  1st  Aug.,  and 
called  15th  Nov.  1711;  ord.  16th  April 
1712;  died  between  4th  Aug.  and  8th 
Sept.  1736.  He  left  £200  for  a  bursary  in 
divinity  in  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  in  favour 
of  students  born  in  the  parish.  He  marr. 
Janet  (died  23rd  Feb.  1762),  daugh.  of 
Hugh  Hamilton,  merchant,  Ayr.— [Glasg. 
Tests.] 

HUGH  HAMILTON,  son  of  Hugh  H., 
1737  merchant,  Ayr,  and  Jean  Ferguson, 
and  brother-in-law  of  preceding; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  M.A. 
(27th  Jan.  1722) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr 
19th  April  1732;  called  10th  Feb.,  pres. 
by  George  II.  23rd  March,  and  ord.  21st 
July  1737 ;  died  2nd  June  1787,  aged  80. 
He  marr.  28th  April  1743,  Helen  Glen 
(died  9th  Feb.  1760),  widow  of  Patrick 
Paisley,  min.  of  Kilmarnock,  and  had  issue 


— Jean,  born  23rd  May  1744  (marr.  Thomas 
Crawford  of  Ardmillan) ;  Hugh,  who  pur- 
chased the  estate  of  Pinmore,  born  11th 
Jan.  1746;  Margaret,  born  9th  Feb.  1748, 
died  13th  Feb.  1838;  Joanna,  born  2nd 
May  1751;  Robert,  born  31st  Aug.  1752, 
died  10th  June  1753  ;  Helen,  born  3rd  Dec. 
1754.— [Glasg.  Tests.;  Tombst.] 

JAMES   THOMSON,   M.A. ;    pres.   by 
1784     George  III.   17th   Sept.    1783;   ord. 
(assistant  and  successor)  18th  March 
1784  ;  trans,  to  Prestonkirk  1st  June  1809. 

PETER  M'MASTER,  eldest  son  of 
laio  James  M.,  farmer,  Inch ;  educated 
-  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Stranraer  5th  Jan.  1803 ;  ord.  to  New 
Luce  12th  May  1803 ;  pres.  by  George  III. 
30th  Nov.  1809  ;  trans,  and  adm.  10th  May 
1810;  died  5th  Jan.  1847,  aged  71.  He 
marr.  (1)  18th  Aug.  1812,  Jessie  (died  25th 
April  1815),  daugh.  of  Thomas  Russell,  min. 
of  the  Antiburgher  congregation,  Dunblane, 
and  had  issue — James,  min.  of  Barr,  born 
13th  Jan.  1815  :  (2)  8th  Aug.  1816,  Henri- 
etta Maria  Bulley,  who  died  19th  Nov.  1869, 
and  had  issue  —  Helen,  born  14th  April 
1818  (marr.  Robert  Gordon  of  Rattra) ; 
Williamina,  born  13th  March  1820 ;  Janet, 
born  10th  Feb.  1822,  died  26th  Oct.  1914 ; 
Marion  Cathcart,  born  11th  May  1824. 
Publication — Account  of  the  Parish  (New 
Stat.  Ace,  v.). — [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM  CORSON,  born  Craigen- 
1848  Puttock,  Dumfriesshire,  31st  Dec. 
1809,  son  of  Samuel  C.  and  Mary 
Dinwoodie ;  educated  at  Dumfries  Academy 
and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  missionary  at 
Corsock,  1839-44,  Gilmerton  in  1848,  and 
Dairy,  Galloway ;  pres.  by  Queen  Victoria ; 
ord.  20th  July  1848 ;  died  17th  Dec.  1887. 
He  marr.  31st  Oct.  1854,  Aitchison  (died 
18th  July  1910),  daugh.  of  Lockhart  Dobbie, 
and  had  issue — Isabella  Coutts,  born  26th 
Oct.  1855  (marr.  Robert  M'Clelland,  min. 
of  Inchinnan) ;  Samuel  M'Keur,  born  16th 
June  1857  ;  Lockhart  Dobbie,  S.S.C.,  Edin- 
burgh, born  3rd  Sept.  1858 ;  Mary  Aitchi- 
son, born  23rd  April  1860,  died  17th  Jan. 
1896 ;  William,  born  16th  June  1862,  died 
6th  April  1865;  Anne,  born  17th  March 
1864,    died     19th    Jan.     1886;    Margaret 


AYR] 


GIRVAN— GIRVAN  SOUTH— GLEN  BUCK 


43 


1888 


Wardrop,  born  26th  March,  and  died  11th 
Oct.  1866 ;  William,  born  28th  Aug.  1867, 
died  23rd  Nov.  1895 ;  Robert  Coutts,  born 
20th  June  1869,  died  30th  May  1870; 
Eobert  Aitchison,  born  20th  May  1871, 
died  15th  June  1894 ;  Murray  Wardrop, 
licentiate,  assistant  at  Kinghorn,  Shettle- 
ston,  and  Muthill,  born  8th  Oct.  1873, 
died  29th  Aug.  1901.  Publication— Five 
Discourses  [anon.]  (Ayr,  1847). 

SAMUEL  CAMPBELL  FRY,  born  20th 
Aug.  1851,  son  of  Robert  F.  of  H.M. 
Customs,  and  Mary  M'Lurg ;  edu- 
cated at  the  Highlanders'  Academy, 
Greenock,  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  student 
assistant  at  Kingarth,  1876-7 ;  assistant 
at  Possilpark,  1877-8;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  June  1878 ;  ord.  to  St  Columba's, 
Oban,  10th  Sept.  1878;  trans,  to  Flower- 
hill  11th  March  1880 ;  trans,  and  adm.  27th 
June  1888.  Marr.  13th  Nov.  1878,  Janet 
Allan  (died  3rd  March  1919),  daugh.  of 
Robert  Rankin,  Motherwell,  and  has  issue 
— Robert  Rankin  Campbell,  born  30th  July 
1879;  Samuel  Campbell,  born  27th  Oct. 
1880;  Jane  Rankin  Campbell,  born  7th 
Jan.  1882 ;  Mary  Campbell,  born  8th  Oct. 
1883  (marr.  31st  March  1919,  Alexander 
Todd  M'Caw,  F.R.C.S.,  Invercargill,  New 
Zealand) ;  Janet  Rankin  Campbell,  born 
20th  April  1885;  Henry  Cuthbertson 
Campbell,  born  18th  Jan.  1887  ;  William 
Arthur  Campbell,  born  11th  May  1888 ; 
Margaret  Caroline  Campbell,  born  11th 
Oct.  1891,  died  15th  May  1908;  John 
Campbell,  born  31st  July  1893. 


GIRVAN  SOUTH  (Q.S.). 

[The  church,  which  was  built  in  1839,  was 
taken  possession  of  by  the  Free  Church  in 
1843,  but  was  recovered  some  years  after- 
wards and  served  by  licentiates.  The  parish 
was  disjoined  from  Girvan  and  erected  by 
the  Court  of  Teinds,  19th  July  1875.] 

DAVID  CHAPMAN,  son  of  David  C, 
1860    manufacturer,    Kirkintilloch ;    edu- 
cated  at   Univ.  of    Glasgow ;    ord. 
13th  Sept.   1860 ;    res.  in   1872 ;    died   in 
Virginia,  U.S.A.,  Nov.  1893. 


ANDREW  THOMSON  DONALD,  ord. 
1873     20th  Feb.  1873  ;  trans,  to  St  Vincent's 
Parish,  Glasgow,  21st  Dec.  1881. 

ARCHIBALD  GRAHAM  BROWN, 
1882  k°rn  Edinburgh,  10th  June  1846, 
son  of  James  B.  and  Mary  Graham  ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ;  sometime 
a  teacher ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh 
16th  May  1878;  assistant  at  Middle  Church, 
Greenock;  ord.  11th  May  1882;  died  6th 
Jan.  1907.  He  marr.  18th  June  1895,  Isa- 
bella Forrest  (died  s.^.  25th  Oct.  1907), 
youngest  daugh.  of  Andrew  Fairbairn, 
Kilmacolm. 

THOMAS  GOURLAY  SINCLAIR, 
.__,_  born  Killearn,  26th  Oct.  1875,  son 
of  John  S.  and  Mary  Gourlay ;  edu- 
cated at  Sharp's  Educational  Institution, 
Perth,  and  Univ.  of  St  Andrews;  M.A. 
(1903),  B.D.  (1906);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Perth  in  1906 ;  assistant  at  South  Church, 
Aberdeen,  May  1906 ;  ord.  3rd  June  1907. 


GLENBUCK  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  built  here  in  1881.  The 
parish  was  disjoined  from  Muirkirk  11th 
Dec.  1882.] 

JOHN  WALLACE,  born  Polloksbaws, 
6th  Nov.  1827,  son  of  John  W.  and 
Agnes  M'Ghee ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow 
27th  Aug.  1862 ;  assistant  at  Abington ; 
ord.  to  North  Shore,  New  Zealand,  12th 
March  1866;  adm.  29th  Sept.  1881;  was 
first  min.  of  the  parish  ;  died  3rd  Dec.  1895. 
He  marr.  15th  Feb.  1864,  Eliza,  daugh.  of 
Andrew  Ewing,  and  had  issue — John  Ewing, 
min.  of  Kirriemuir ;  Andrew  Ewing,  min.  of 
Duns  ;  Leila  ;  Agnes  ;  Jessie. 


1881 


COLIN  ARCHIBALD  MACKENZIE, 
born  North  Shields,  17th  Jan.  1860, 
son  of  Colin  Archibald  M.,  min. 
of  Scots  Church,  North  Shields,  after- 
wards of  Govan  U.F.  Church,  and  Mary 
Gilfillan ;  educated  at  Academy  and  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  in 
1888;  assistant  at  Broughton,  Lamington 


44 


KIRKMICHAEL 


[PRESB.  OF 


and  Strathaven ;  ord.  (assistant  and  suc- 
cessor) 31st  Jan.  1895.  Marr.  :24th  June 
1919,  Jessie  Helen  Paul,  daugh.  of  John 
Bain,  rain,  of  Wilsontown  U.F.  Church. 


KIRKMICHAEL. 

[The  church  of  Kirkmichael  belonged  to 
the  priory  of  Whitern.  It  was  dedicated 
to  St  Michael.  In  honour  of  the  patron 
saint  a  yearly  Michaelmas  Fair  was  held 
here.  A  stone  in  the  churchyard  records 
the  name  of  Gilbert  MacAdam,  a  Cove- 
nanter, shot  in  1685.  There  was  a  chapel 
in  the  parish  at  Lindsayston.  Kirkmichael 
Church  was  rebuilt  in  1787.] 

1567    LEONARD  CLERK,  reader  in  1567. 

WILLIAM  HUNTER,  reader  1576  to 
1576     1591. 

ROGER  MELVILLE,  M. A.  (St  Andrews 
1601     1600)>   ac*m-  about  1601;   trans,  to 
Pittenweem  in  1603 ;  returned  here 
in  1608. 

THOMAS  MONTGOMERY,  died  before 
1606    25th  May  1606. 

JAMES  MONTGOMERY,  M.A. ;  pres. 
1606     *°  ^e  vicaraSe  by  James  VI.  25th 
May   1606 ;   trans,   to   Dunlop  after 
2nd  Feb.  1607. 

DANIEL  JOHNSTONE,  min.  in  1608 ; 
was  accused  of  celebrating  an  adul- 
terous  marriage   10th  Sept.  1608. — 
[Glasg.  Presb.  Reg.'] 

ROGER     MELVILLE,     M.A.,     above 

mentioned  ;  trans,  from  Pittenweem 
and  adm.  before  Michaelmas  1608 ; 

died  before  24th  July  1635,  aged  about  55. 

He  marr.  Janet  Baird  (who  survived  him 

and    marr.     (2)    John    Drysdale,   min.    of 

Slamannan),  and  had  issue — John,  his  heir  ; 

Susanna;  Christina.—  [A yr Sess.  Reg.;  Reg. 

Sec.  Sig. ;  Inq.  Ret.  Gen.,  2214 ;  Tombst. ; 

Reg.  of  Deeds,  ccix.,  192,  dxxxvi.,  21 ;  Fife 

Sas.,  v.,  63.] 

ROBERT  PEEBLES,  son  of  Robert  P., 
one  of  the  bailies  of  Irvine ;   edu- 
cated at  Univ.   of  Glasgow;   M.A. 
(1611) ;  ord.  in  1617 ;  pres.  by  Charles  I. 


24th  July  1635  ;  died  1636,  aged  about  45. 
He  marr.  Margaret  Dunbar,  and  had  issue 
— Patrick,  student  in  Irvine,  served  heir  1st 
Nov.  1648,  and  ten  others. — [Inq.  Ret.  Ayr, 
425;  Gen.,  2054,  3588;  Reg.  Sec.  Sig.; 
Tombst.] 

ROBERT    UDUARD,   M.A.;   pres.  by 
1637     Bishop  of  Galloway  in  1637.     Dis- 
agreeing with   the   Covenanters,  he 
deserted  his  parish.     He  was  afterwards 
min.  of  Murroes. 


1638 


WILLIAM  COCKBURN,  M.A.  (St 
Andrews  1627) ;  became  chaplain 
to  John,  Earl  of  Cassillis ;  adm. 
between  15th  April  and  26th  Sept.  1638 ; 
was  confined  to  the  parish  in  1663  on 
account  of  non  -  conformity ;  died  Aug. 
1677,  aged  about  70.  He  marr.  Marion 
(or  Margaret)  Dickson,  who  survived  him, 
and  had  issue — James,  min.  of  Pencait- 
land ;  Patrick,  born  1654 ;  William,  ap- 
prenticed to  James  Cockburn,  merchant, 
Edinburgh,  4th  Dec.  1661 ;  John,  sheriff- 
clerk  of  Ayrshire ;  David,  apprenticed  to 
John  Little,  merchant,  Edinburgh,  5th 
July  1665 ;  Anna  (marr.  Hew  Eccles,  min. 
of  Straiton) ;  Agnes  (marr.  Alexander 
M'Gill,  writer,  Edinburgh) ;  Marion  (marr. 
George  White,  min.  of  Maryculter);  Kather- 
ine  (marr.  Henry  Sinclair,  writer,  Edin- 
burgh).— [Ayr  Sess.  Reg. ;  Glasg.  Tests,  y 
Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.,  327 ;  Baillie's  Lett. ; 
Edin.  Apprentice  Reg. ;  Ayr  Sheriff-Court 
Books,  25th  Nov.  1697.] 

WILLIAM  IRVINE,  son  of  Alexander 
1680  ■""'  °^  Fortrie,  tutor  in  the  family 
of  Sir  James  Foulis  of  Colinton  ; 
pres.  by  James,  Bishop  of  Galloway,  18th 
Aug.,  coll.  4th  Sept.,  and  adm.  28th  Sept. 
1680 ;  deserted  the  parish  in  1689.  He 
preached  to  Viscount  Dundee  and  his  army, 
was  apprehended  at  Killiecrankie  and  im- 
prisoned, but  made  his  escape  to  France 
in  1690  in  company  with  James,  Earl  of 
Dunfermline.  In  Nov.  1699  he  was  resi- 
dent in  the  Laird  of  Colinton's  family.  In 
1715  he  was  chaplain  to  Robert,  Earl  of 
Carnwath ;  preached  at  Kelso  to  the 
Jacobite  army,  was  taken  prisoner  at 
Preston,  and  carried  to  the  Fleet.     He  was 


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45 


consecrated  a  bishop  to  the  Nonjurant 
Episcopalians  at  Edinburgh,  22nd  Oct. 
1718,  having  charge  of  the  district  of 
Brechin,  and  chiefly  resided  at  Linlithgow. 
He  died  at  Edinburgh,  9th  Dec.  1725,  and 
was  buried  at  Restalrig.  —  [Collections 
Aberd.  and  Banff;  Rule's  Sec.  Vindication; 
Colinton  Sess.  Reg. ;  Edin.  Bur. ;  Rebuffer 
rebuffed ;  Hogg's  Jacobite  Relics,  ii. ; 
Chambers's  Hist,  of  Rebellion ;  G.  R. 
Homings,  8th  Feb.  1688.] 


1691 


JAMES  GILCHRIST,  chaplain  to  Sir 
George  Stirling  of  Glorat,  Bart. ; 
was  made  prisoner  at  the  instance 
of  the  min.  of  Baldernock  in  1684 ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  21st  Dec.  1687  ;  passed 
trials  for  the  ministry  in  that  city ;  called 
to  Dunbarton,  and  to  this  parish  in  June, 
and  ord.  here  22nd  Sept.  1691 ;  buried  in 
Glasgow  Cathedral  Ground,  18th  April 
1710,  leaving  a  considerable  sum  to  the 
kirk  -  session  for  the  poor.  Wodrow 
describes  him  as  "an  useful  minister." — 
Wodrow's  Hist.,  iv.,  175.] 


1711 


JAMES  LAURIE  [or  LAWRIE],  son  of 
John  L.,  min.  of  Auchinleck ;  educ. 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  MA.  (1707) 
licen.  by  Presb.   of  Ayr  29th  June  1709 
called  9th  Nov.  1710 ;  ord.  8th  May  1711 
died  7th  Aug.  1764.    He  marr.  11th  Dec. 
1714,  Ann  (died  28th  Dec.  1747),  daugh.  of 
George  Ord,  attorney  in  Owley,  Wooler,  and 
had  issue — Mary;    Ann;    John;    Helen; 
James,  Colonel  in  the  army  and  Governor 
of  the  Mosquito  Shore ;  William ;  George, 
D.D.,  min.  of  Loudoun. — [Ramsay's  Scott. 
Life;  Scot.  Hist.   Rev.,   i.,   159;  Graham's 
Literary  and  Historical  Essays,  138-160.] 

JOHN  RAMSAY,  son  of  David  R., 
Glasgow ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  MA.  (1761);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Ayr  6th  Feb.,  and  called  19th 
Sept.  1765 ;  ord.  9th  Jan.  1766 ;  died  13th 
May  1801.  He  founded  and  was  the  first 
President  of  the  Carrick  Farmers'  Society, 
and  did  much  to  encourage  farming  enter- 
prise in  the  district.  He  marr.  3rd  Jan. 
1782,  Margaret  M'Fadzean,  who  died  22nd 
March  1838,  and  had  issue — Isobella,  born 
12th  Oct.  1782  (marr.  John  Thomson,  min. 


1766 


1802 


of  Dailly) ;  David,  W.S.,  born  19th  Aug. 
1784,  died  3rd  April  1828;  Janet,  born 
15th  May  1786;  Thomas  Kennedy,  lieut. 
in  Bengal  army,  born  7th  Jan.  1788,  died 
18th  Nov.  1807;  John,  born  12th  Oct. 
1789;  Grizel,  born  9th  Dec.  1791  (marr. 
14th  Aug.  1811,  Alexander  Guild,  S.S.C., 
Edinburgh),  died  17  Jan.  1861  ;  Margaret, 
born  26th  Oct.  1794.  Publication— Account 
of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  vi.). — 
[Tombst.] 

DAVID  KENNEDY,  born  1765,  son  of 
David  K. ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Pen- 
pont  4th  April  1792  ;  pres.  by  George 
III.  23rd  May  1801 ;  ord.  15th  April  1802  ; 
died  10th  March  1835.  He  marr.  (1)  28th 
Nov.  1803,  Margaret  M'Hutcheon,  who 
died  27th  March  1814,  and  had  issue- 
Henrietta,  born  16th  Sept.  1804 ;  David, 
born  14th  May  1806  ;  Alexander,  Ayr,  born 
23rd  May  1808  ;  John,  Inspector-General  of 
Hospitals,  Madras  army,  born  5th  Nov.  1810, 
died  6th  April  1893  :  (2)  23rd  Sept.  1816, 
Mary  Grieve,  who  died  s.p.  1st  Sept.  1825. 

JOHN  M'EWEN,  born  9th  July  1803, 
second  son  of  Captain  Robert  M., 
Alloway,  and  Jean  M 'II wraith  ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Ayr  22nd  Oct.  1828 ;  pres.  by  William  IV. 
25th  March,  and  ord.  17th  Sept.  1835  ;  died 
11th  May  1866.  He  marr.  12th  Jan.  1860, 
Isabella  (died  20th  Aug.  1905),  daugh.  of 
William  Finnie  of  Titchfield  House,  Kil- 
marnock, merchant,  Lisbon,  and  had  issue 
— Robert  Finnie  of  Marchmont  and  Bar- 
drochat,  advocate,  born  1st  Jan.  1861 ; 
Jessie  of  Findynate,  born  3rd  July  1862. 

HENRY  ALEXANDER  FAIRLIE, 
born  10th  April  1839,  youngest  son 
of  Colonel  James  F.  of  Holms, 
Ayrshire,  and  Agnes  Maria  Fairlie  ;  edu- 
cated at  Edinburgh  Academy  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  1st  Feb. 
1 865 ;  pres.  by  Queen  Victoria  ;  ord.  20th 
Sept.  1866 ;  died  unmarr.  22nd  Oct.  1909. 

JOHN  KELLIE,  born  4th  Feb.    1883 
son   of  Robert  Muir  K.  and   Janet 
Frew  Smith ;    educated  at  Kilmar- 
nock   Academy    and   Univs.   of    Glasgow, 
MA.  (1904),  B.D.  (1907),   Edinburgh,  and 


46 


KIRKMICHAEL— KIRKOSWALD 


[PItESB.  OF 


Erlangen,  Ph.D.  (1909);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Irvine  May  1907  ;  assistant  at  Cathcart ; 
ord.  23rd  March  1910 ;  served  as  an  army 
chaplain,  1915-17;  killed  in  action  in 
France,  31st  July  1917.  He  marr.  12th 
Aug.  1913,  Margaret  Orr,  daugh.  of  James 
Ramsay,  Provost  of  Maybole/and  had  issue 
— Jean  Ramsay,  born  26th  Nov.  1914. 
Publication  —  Philosophical  Position  of 
Alexander  Fraser  [thesis]  (Edinburgh, 
1909). 

WILLIAM  HENRY  RANKINE,  born 

1918      Falkirk'    27til     Marcn    1862>    son    of 

Adam  R.,  master  of  the  General 
Assembly's  School,  Carronshore,  afterwards 
at  Auchterderran,  and  Joanna  Currie ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  M.A. 
(1883);  B.D.  (1886);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Kirkcaldy  4th  May  1886  ;  ord.  to  Slamannan 
9th  Nov.  1887 ;  trans,  to  St  Boswells  16th 
July  1891  ;  trans,  to  Titwood  2nd  March 
1897 ;  chaplain  to  Forces,  Mediterranean, 
1915-16;  trans,  and  adm.  9th  Jan.  1918. 
Marr.  12th  Dec.  1888,  Helen  Anderson, 
daugh.  of  George  Jamieson,  Drummuir, 
Keith,  and  Sarah  Anderson,  and  has  issue — 
Sarah  Anderson  Jamieson,  M.B.,  Ch.B., 
Poona  ;  Adam,  M.B.,  Ch.B.,  lieut.  R.A.M.C. ; 
Joanna  Primrose  (marr.  23rd  Nov.  1917, 
Walter  M'Intyre,  min.  of  St  Mary's,  Dum- 
fries) ;  George  Jamieson  Affleck  Scott ; 
Theodora,  died  in  infancy ;  David  ;  Helen 
Elizabeth  Fairbairn.  Publications — A  Hero 
of  the  Dark  Continent,  a  Biography  of  the 
Rev.  William  Affleck  Scott,  M.A.,  M.B.,  CM. 
(Edinburgh,  1896);  The  Call  to  Disciple- 
ship,  a  sermon  (Kelso,  1897) ;  The  Secret  of 
Christian  Giving,  a  sermon  (Glasgow,  1899) ; 
The  Present  Crisis  in  Missions,  a  sermon 
(Glasgow,  1909) ;  Contributions  to  Scottish 
Outposts  (Edinburgh,  1914),  and  Hastings' 
Dictionary  of  Christ  and  the  Gospels. 


KIRKOSWALD. 

[The  parish  church  was  dedicated  to  St 
Oswald.  It  belonged  to  the  Abbey  of 
Crossregal  within  the  parish.  This  Cluniac 
Monastery,  dedicated  to  St  Mary,  was 
founded  in  1244  by  Duncan,  Earl  of 
Carrick.    Its  extensive  buildings  are  still 


stately  in  their  ruin.  In  early  documents 
this  place  is  often  called  Kirkoswald  of 
Turnberry,  in  contrast  to  the  village  and 
Chapel  of  Kirkoswald  in  the  parish  of 
Ballantrae.  The  ancient  church  of  this 
parish  stands  roofless  in  the  churchyard. 
Its  successor  is  in  the  village  of  Kirk- 
oswald. In  the  churchyard  are  buried 
Douglas  Graham  and  John  Davidson,  the 
Originals  of  Robert  Burns's  "Tarn  o' 
Shanter  "  and  "  Souter  Johnie."] 

1572    JOHN  M'CAVELL,  reader  in  1572. 


1572 


/  JAMES  BOYD  of  Trochrig,  adm.  min. 
in  1572 ;  promoted  to  the  arch- 
bishopric of  Glasgow  in  1573  (q.v.), 

but  returning  to  his  estate,  resumed   his 

pastoral  duties  here  in  1577  till  his  death 

21st  June  1581. 

HEW     KENNEDY,    reader     1576    to 
1576     1591. 

PATRICK  ANDERSON,  min.  in  1607  ; 
left  his  charge  for  lack  of  sufficient 
stipend  and  went  to  Ireland  during 

winter   1612-13. — [Beg.  Assig. ;    Ayr    Sess. 

Beg. ;  Wodrow's  Biog.,  ii.] 

"  JOHN  BURNE,  M.A.  (St  Andrews,  28th 
July  1610) ;  min.  in  1616;  was  com- 
missioned by  the  Assembly  to  supply 
the  north  and  west  parts  of  Ireland  in  and 
about  Derry  for  three  months,  because  of 
"the  great  scarcity  of  honest  ministers  in 
these  bounds,"  and  had  £50  allowed  by 
Parliament  22nd  June  1644  for  his  convey- 
ance. He  was  injured  in  Derry,  though  in 
what  manner  is  not  stated.  He  adhered  to 
the  Resolutioners  8th  Oct.  1651.  He  marr., 
and  had  issue — John  of  Tradonock. — [Ayr 
Sess.  and  Binlithgow  Presb.  Reg. ;  Beg. 
Old  Dec,  iii. ;  Inq.  Ret.  Gen.,  8166; 
Baillie's  Lett.;  G.  R.  Inhib.,  5th  Feb.  1674.] 

JOHN  OSBURNE,  MA.  (Glasgow 
1647) ;  min.  about  1660 ;  was  deprived 
by  Act  of  Parliament  11th  June,  and 
Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662;  was 
accused  of  acting  as  kirk  officer  in  giving 
notice  of  conventicles  or  unlawful  meetings 
25th  Jan.  1666  ;  was  granted  an  indulgence 
at  Dundonald  in  1672,  but  did  not  accept ; 
returned  here  in  1687. 


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ALEXANDER  ABERCROMBIE,  adm. 
166?     to    Fyvie    before    15th    July   1649; 
trans,  here  prior  to  5th  June  1667. — 
[Fordyce  Presb.  Beg. ;  Beg.  Old  Dec,  ii.] 

CLAUD  HAMILTON,  M.A.  (Edin- 
burgh, 19th  July  1661) ;  adm.  before 
23rd  Nov.  1668 ;  deserted  his  charge 
at  the  Revolution ;  retired  to  Maybole  in 
1691 ;  was  accused  before  the  Presb.  in 
1694  of  baptizing  and  marrying  irregularly ; 
promised  in  May  1695  to  remove  from 
its  bounds ;  died  before  18th  Aug.  1699. 
He  marr.  and  had  issue — John,  writer, 
Edinburgh;  Ann  (marr.  6th  Feb.  1715, 
William  Simpson,  schoolmaster,  Dalkeith). 
— [Glasg.  Tests.] 

JOHN  OSBURNE,  M.A.,  above  noticed  ; 
1687  returned  and  was  present  at  meeting 
of  Presb.  3rd  Aug.  1687  ;  died  before 
2nd  July  1691.  He  marr.  Anne  M'llvain, 
and  had  issue — Henry  ;  Quintin  ;  William  ; 
Elizabeth  (marr.  Robert  Paton,  min.  of 
Dumfries) ;  Margaret. — [Ayr  Sheriff  Court 
Books,  8th  Oct.  1685  and  20th  Nov.  1697.] 

HENRY  ADAM,  studied  theology  at 
1694  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Glasgow  17th  Jan.  1694 ;  called 
14th  Feb.,  and  ord.  14th  Aug.  1694 ;  died 
between  10th  June  and  8th  July  1719. 
He  marr.  and  had  issue — John,  min.  of 
Dalrymple. 

WILLIAM  CUPPLES,  M.A.  (Glasgow); 
1?2  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  29th  May 
1717;  pres.  by  George  I.  27th  Oct. 
1719  (was  the  first  who,  in  accordance  with 
the  Act  of  Assembly,  gave  in  a  letter  of  ac- 
ceptance with  his  presentation) ;  ord.  22nd 
Sept.  1720;  died  17th  March  1751,  aged 
about  61.  He  marr.  2nd  March  1721,  Jean 
(died  12th  April  1775),  daugh.  of  Thomas 
Kennedy,  min.  of  Ballantrae,  and  had  issue 
— Ann  ;  Charles  ;  Jean  ;  George,  mm.  of 
Swinton ;  Thomas,  born  13th  June  1730. 
Publication  —  The  Experiences  of  John 
Stevenson,  Land  Labourer,  in  the  Parish 
of  Daily,  "a  rare  soul-strengthening  and 
comforting  cordial  for  old  and  young 
Christians"  (Glasgow,  1729).— [Beg.  Old 
Dec,  ii. ;  Wodrow's  Anal.] 


v  MATTHEW  BIGGAR,  born  1725,  son 
ltJ5  of  Matthew  B.,  merchant,  Glasgow  ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  8th  March  1749 ; 
called  23rd  April,  and  ord.  5th  Oct.  1752  ; 
died  2nd  Jan.  1806.  He  marr.  8th  Jan. 
1754,  Margaret  (died  8th  May  1801),  daugh. 
of  Robert  Wodrow,  min.  of  Eastwood, 
historian  of  the  Church,  and  had  issue — 
Margaret,  born  31st  Jan.  1755  ;  Janet,  born 
6th  March  1756  (marr.  Robert  Callander, 
min.  of  Kirkmaiden) ;  Elizabeth,  born  18th 
Aug.  1757;  Louisa,  born  22nd  Sept.  1761 
(marr.  James  Inglis,  min.  of  this  parish) ; 
Thomas  Kennedy,  born  15th  April  1763, 
died  2nd  Jan.  1773. 

JAMES  INGLIS,  born  1767,  probably 
1806  son  °^  James  I'j  farmer  in  parish 
of  Wiston ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  27th  Jan. 
1796 ;  pres.  by  George  III.  31st  Jan.,  and 
ord.  24th  July  1806 ;  died  15th  May  1847. 
He  marr.  25th  Aug.  1806,  Louisa  (died  s.p. 
5th  Feb.  1846),  daugh.  of  Matthew  Biggar, 
min.  of  this  parish. 

JOHN  FINDLAY,  born  1820,  third  son 
1  of  John  F.,  farmer,  Ayrshire ;  edu- 

cated at  Maybole  School  and  Univ. 
of  Glasgow  ;  B.A.  (1840)  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Ayr  1st  May  1844 ;  assistant  at  Kilwinning ; 
pres.  by  Queen  Victoria ;  ord.  (assistant  and 
successor)  31st  Jan.  1845  ;  died  13th  May 
1905.  He  marr.  20th  Aug.  1850,  Jessie 
M'Hutcheon,  who  died  29th  March  1855, 
and  had  issue — John,  born  29th  July  1851  ; 
Margaret  Tennant,  born  29th  Nov.  1852 
(marr.  29th  Sept.  1878,  David  Simpson 
Carson,  C.A.,  Glasgow). 

JAMES  MUIR,  born  Longridge,  Whit- 
burn,  14th  June  1859,  son  of  Thomas 
M.  and  Ann  Crosser ;  educated  at 
Wilson's  Endowed  School,  Whitburn,  and 
Univs.  of  Glasgow,  Gottingen,  and  Berlin  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  in  1888 ; 
student  missionary,  Anderston  Church, 
Glasgow;  assistant  at  Largo;  ord.  (assistant 
and  successor)  18th  June  1890.  Marr.  17th 
Sept.  1895,  Agnes,  daugh.  of  William  Black, 
town  clerk,  Stranraer.  Publication — Burns 
in  Kirkoswald  (Dumfries,  1905). 


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LUGAR— MAUCHLINE 


[PltESB.  OF 


1867 


1876 


1881 


LUGAR  (Q.S.). 

[The  church  was  built  in  1867.  The 
parish  was  disjoined  from  Auchinleck  and 
erected  by  the  Court  of  Teinds,  8th  March 
1907.] 

SIMON  SOMERVILLE  STOBBS, 
trans,  from  Swallow  Street  Church, 
London,  1867 ;  trans,  to  St  Matthew's, 

Montreal,   1876 ;    [afterwards    min.  of    St 

James's,  Edinburgh]. 

JOHN  SKEOCH  CLELLAND,  prob- 
ably son  of  James  O,  min.  of  Scots 
Church,  Bolton,  and  Mary,  daugh. 
of  John  Skeoch  of  Corsehillmill ;  ord.  to 
Cobden  Street  Chapel,  Townhead,  Glasgow, 
1873  ;  adm.  in  1876. 

WALKER  MILNE,  born  Dundee,  1853 ; 

educated  at  Univ.  of   St  Andrews ; 

M.A.  (1874),  B.D.  (1877) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Dundee  3rd  Oct.  1877 ;  ord.  30th 
June  1881 ;  res.  7th  March  1905  ;  died  un- 
marr.  11th  March  1916. 

JOSEPH  CAMPBELL,  born  Glasgow, 
.  2nd  May  1867,  son  of  Joseph  C.  and 

Margaret  Crockett;  educated  at 
Glasgow  Highland  Society's  School,  Univ. 
of  Glasgow,  and  Central  Univ.,  Indiana, 
U.S.A. ;  M.A.  (Aug.  1915) ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Glasgow  Nov.  1899  ;  assistant  at  Bruce- 
field,  Larbert  and  Dunipace ;  app.  9th 
March  1905;  ord.  7th  Jan.  1907;  first 
min.  of  the  parish  8th  March  1907 ;  res. 
16th  July  1912  ;  went  to  America  ;  returned 
to  Scotland,  and  became  assistant  at  Riccar- 
ton ;  ind.  to  Bargrennan,  18th  Sept.  1917. 
Marr.  11th  April  1907,  Marion,  daugh.  of 
George  Park,  M.D.,  Kilsyth. 

JAMES  MOROGH  YOUNG,  born  6th 
Nov.  1880,  son  of  James  Bristow  Y., 
Dublin,  and  Matilda  Russell ;  edu- 
cated at  St  Andrew's  School,  Dublin,  and 
Univs.  of  Dublin  and  Glasgow ;  B.A. 
(Dublin  1902);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Lin- 
lithgow May  1905;  assistant  at  East 
Church,  Stirling,  and  Hillhead,  Glasgow ; 
ord.  19th  Dec.  1912.  Marr.  14th  July  1915, 
Jane,  daugh.  of  John  Blackburn  Hislop, 
F.R.C.S.E.,  and  widow  of  John  Brown 
Niven. 


MAUCHLINE. 

[The  church  of  Mauchline  belonged  to 
the  Abbey  of  Melrose.  It  was  dedicated 
to  St  Michael,  and  near  it  was  St  Michaels 
Well.  An  autumn  fair  was  held  at  Mauch- 
line on  St  Francis'  Day.  Near  the  parish 
church  there  was  founded,  in  or  about  1165, 
St  Mary's  Cistercian  Priory  of  Mauchline 
a  cell  of  Melrose  Abbey.  Ruined  portions 
of  it  remain.  In  1544  George  Wishart  was 
invited  to  preach  at  Mauchline.  When  he 
came  he  found  the  church  closed  against 
him.  The  adherents  of  reform,  being  in 
strong  force,  would  have  carried  the  church 
by  storm.  But  Wishart  forbade  all  violence. 
He  led  the  crowd  to  Mauchline  Muir,  where 
he  preached  to  them  in  peace.  In  1647  the 
General  Assembly  passed  an  act  for  erecting 
a  second  charge  here.  The  measure,  how- 
ever, was  so  carried  out  that,  instead  of 
Mauchline  becoming  a  collegiate  parish, 
there  was  severed  from  it  the  new  parish 
of  -Dalgain,  now  called  Sorn.  Mauchline 
Church  was  rebuilt  in  1829.  It  is  in  the 
old  churchyard  that  Robert  Burns  has  laid 
the  scene  of  his  "  Holy  Fair."  Two  of 
the  poet's  children  lie  buried  there.  On 
the  Green  at  the  Townhead  of  Mauchline, 
a  monument,  set  up  in  1830,  marks  the 
place  where,  in  1685,  five  Covenanters  were 
hanged,  and  buried  at  the  gallows  foot.] 


1567 


PETER  PRIMROSE,  son  of  Duncan  P., 
bailie  of  Culross,  and  Helen  Smyth  ; 
adm.  in  1567 ;  Galston  was  also  in 
his  charge  in  1574.  In  1586  he  was  app., 
with  others,  on  a  committee  to  deal  with 
irregularities  among  the  clergy  in  Ayrshire, 
and  in  1589  by  the  Privy  Council  on  a  com 
mittee  for  the  preservation  of  true  religion 
in  Kyle  ;  dem.  previous  to  13th  Dec.  1617 
died  before  15th  Nov.  1621.  He  marr.,  and 
had  issue — Peter,  min.  of  Crossmichael ; 
Margaret  (marr.  William  Spottiswood  of 
Foular) ;  perhaps  also  Duncan,  surgeon  to 
the  King ;  and  Henry,  notary  in  Mauchline. 
— [Scots  Peerage,  vii.,  213;  Beg.  Sec.  Sig. ; 
Calderwood's  Hist.,  iv.  570,  v.  104,  vii.  96, 
106 ;  Melville's  Autob. ;  Acts  and  Dec, 
ccclxiv.,  399.] 


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49 


1621 


JOHN  INGLIS,  mentioned  as  joint 
,_„_     min.  with  above  in  1589.— [Acts  and 

1589       „  ..  L 

Dec,  xx.,  246.] 

JOHN  ROSE,  M.A.  (Glasgow  1606); 
was  on  the  Exercise  at  Glasgow  2nd 
May  1621 ;  pres.  by  James  VI.  15th 
Nov.  that  year ;  died  Jan.  1634,  aged  about 
48.  He  marr.  Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  John 
Bell,  senior  (she  survived  him  and  marr. 
(2)  George  Young,  min.  of  this  parish),  and 
had  issue  —  John,  min.  of  Monkland. — 
[Sed.  Book  of  Teinds ;  Ayr  Sess.  Reg.;  Inq. 
Ret.  Gen.,  2875.] 

THOMAS  PEEBLES,  mentioned  as  min. 
,__.  in  1634.— [Glasg.  Com.  Dec,  25th 
1634     Feb.  1637.] 

GEORGE  YOUNG,  M.A.;  formerly 
163_  Regent  in  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  pres. 
before  29th  June,  and  adm.  (at 
Glasgow)  1st  Sept.  1635;  trans,  to  St 
Mungo's  parish,  but  settled  in  Tron  Church, 
Glasgow,  1644. 

THOMAS   WYLIE,  M.A.;  trans,  from 
164_     Borgue;    pres.    by    John,    Earl    of 
Loudoun,  Lord  Chancellor,  in  June  ; 
adm.  16th  July  1646 ;   trans,   to   Kirkcud- 
bright about  1655. 

JAMES  VEITCH,  M.A.,  son  of  John 
V.,  min.  of  Roberton ;  Regent  in 
Univ.  of  Glasgow,  1649-56 ;  adm.  in 
1656 ;  for  refusing  to  take  the  Oath  of 
Allegiance,  28th  May,  without  explanations, 
he  was  imprisoned  several  weeks  and 
deprived  by  the  Privy  Council  16th  Sept. 
1662,  and  the  parish  was  declared  vacant. 
In  March  1669,  he  was  accused  of  preaching 
and  baptizing  irregularly,  and  so  harshly 
treated  that  even  the  Privy  Council  was 
convinced  of  the  severity,  and  allowed  him 
300  merks  for  the  losses  he  had  sustained. 
Again  min.  (indulged)  in  1669. 

WILLIAM  DALGARNO,  M.A. ;  trans. 
,„_,.     from  Kirkmahoe  about  1665  ;  trans. 

1665  _ 

to  Dunsyre  in  1669. 

JAMES   VEITCH,    M.A.,    above    men- 

1669     ti°nech  nad  an  indulgence  from  the 

Privy   Council  9th   Dec.    1669.     He 

was  accused  in  Oct.  1674  of  contravening 

the  terms  thereof,  and  again  3rd  Nov.  1681, 


but  was  acquitted  by  the  Privy  Council 
24th  Nov.  that  year.  On  2nd  Aug.  1683 
he  was  charged  with  breaking  his  confine- 
ment; this  he  confessed,  3rd  Jan.  1684; 
was  deprived  of  his  licence;  ordered  to 
leave  the  kingdom  and  refrain  from  exercis- 
ing his  ministry  unless  he  find  caution  for 
5000  merks.  He  retired  to  the  house  of 
his  brother  at  Stanton  Hall,  in  Northum- 
berland, and  went  afterwards  with  him  to 
Holland.     Returned  in  1687. 

ROBERT  ARCHIBALD,  M.A.,  formerly 
1672    min.  of  Dunscore;  had  an  indulg- 
ence here  jointly  with  preceding,  3rd 
Sept.  1672,  but  it  is  doubtful  if  he  accepted. 

DAVID  MELDRUM,  M.A. ;  adm.  29th 
16g4  Aug.  1684;  deprived  by  Act  of 
Parliament  25th  April  1690  restoring 
Presbyterian  mins.  He  was  received  into 
communion  by  the  Presb.  of  Irvine  2nd 
Sept.  1691,  and  was  settled  at  Tibbermore 
22nd  Aug.  1694. 

JAMES  VEITCH,  M.A.,  above  men- 
16gl7  tioned ;  returned  under  the  Tolera- 
tion 30th  Oct.  1687;  died  before 
28th  July  1694.  He  was  well  read  in 
scholastic  theology  and  philosophy.  He 
marr.  Jean  Dunbar,  who  survived  him.  He 
left  in  MS.,  "Ane  Sober  Inquirie  into  the 
lawfulness  of  the  Presbyterian  Ministers, 
their  acceptance  of  a  libertie  to  preach  the 
gospel  upon  the  Indulgence,  and  the 
people's  dutie  to  hear  them." — [Wodrow's 
Hist.,  i.  297,  ii.  296,  iii.  269,  iv.  37 ;  Memoirs 
of  Mr  William  Veitch,  6-10,  146,  264 ;  Reg. 
Gen.  Ass.,  1690  ;  Ayr  Sheriff  Court  Books, 
16th  July  1697.] 

WILLIAM  MAITLAND,  born  1671,  son 
1695  °^  William  M.,  min.  of  Beith  ;  called 
April,  and  ord.  25th  Sept.  1695  ;  died 
27th  Oct.  1739.  He  marr.  in  Sept.  1690, 
Mary,  eldest  daugh.  of  James  Stewart  of 
Lumloch,  and  niece  of  Sir  Archibald  S.  of 
Blackhall,  Bart.,  with  whom  he  got  8000 
merks  tocher,  and  had  issue  —  William, 
surgeon,  Mauchline ;  James  of  Barcaple, 
surgeon. — [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Tombst.] 


VOL.  III. 


50 


MAUCHLINE 


[PRESB.  OF 


WILLIAM  AULD,  born  1709,  younger 

1742     son  °^ ^-  °^  Ellanton,  Ayrshire, 

and  Margaret  Campbell ;  educated  at 
Univs.  of  Edinburgh  (MA.,  6th  May  1733), 
Glasgow,  and  Leyden  ;  became  chaplain  to 
the  laird   of   Schawfield ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Hamilton  27th  Nov.  1739;   called  29th 
Oct.    1741 ;    ord.    29th   April   1742 ;    died 
unmarr.     12th     Dec.     1791,    after    having 
suffered  serious  financial  loss  by  the  failure 
of  the  Douglas  and  Heron  Bank.    In  1788 
Robert  Burns,  then  a  parishioner,  was  cited 
before  the  kirk-session   for    his    irregular 
marriage  with  Jean  Armour.     The  session 
remitted    the    fine  and  "Mr  Burns   gave 
a    guinea    note    for    the    poor."     A.    was 
the  "Daddy  Auld"  of  The  Kirk's  Alarm. 
Publications  —  The  Pastoral  Duty  briefly 
explained  and  recommended,  a  sermon  (Glas- 
gow, 1763) ;  Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's 
Stat.  Ace,  ii.). — [Tombst. ;  Acts  of  Ass.,  1745 ; 
Wallace's  Burns,  i.,  184.] 

ARCHIBALD  REID,  born  1744,  prob- 
ltJQ2  ably  third  son  of  John  R.,  Tulli- 
allan;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  3rd  March  1773  ; 
ord.  to  Greenock  Chapel-of-Ease  21st  June 
1781 ;  pres.  by  the  tutors  of  Flora,  Countess 
of  Loudoun  in  March,  and  adm.  28th  June 
1792  ;  died  unmarr.  25th  April  1803.  Pub- 
lication— Account  of  Greenock  (Sinclair's 
Stat.  Acc,  v.). — [Tombst.] 

JOHN  TOD,  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dalkeith 
1804  4th  June  1793;  said  to  have  been 
noticed  as  a  volunteer  by  Lord 
President  Hope,  who  recommended  him  to 
Flora,  Countess  of  Loudoun,  by  whom 
he  was  pres.  17th  Oct.  1803;  ord. 
10th  May  1804;  died  7th  May  1844, 
aged  76.  He  marr.  3rd  March  1806, 
Wilhelmina  Kennedy  (died  21st  March 
1858),  daugh.  of  Gavin  Hamilton,  the 
friend  and  patron  of  Robert  Burns,  and 
had  issue— Gavin  Hamilton,  born  6th  Dec. 
1806,  died  24th  May  1813;  Isabella,  born 
10th  Dec.  1807  ;  Helen  Kennedy,  born  31st 
July  1809;  George,  born  14th  Dec.  1810, 
died  8th  Jan.  1812 ;  Anna,  born  8th  Aug. 
1812,  died  23rd  Sept.  1835  ;  Henry  Hamil- 
ton (daugh.),  born  11th  May  1814;  Gavin 
George,  born  6th  April  1816,  died  6th  April 


1821 ;  John  Agnes,  born  17th  Aug.  1817 ; 
John  Alexander,  merchant,  Glasgow,  born 
4th  Feb.  1819 ;  Agnes  Finlay,  born  3rd 
Oct.  1820,  died  27th  April  1828;  James, 
born  11th  Sept.  1822,  died  31st  July  1834. 
Publication — A  Sermon  (Glasgow,  1826) ; 
Account  of  the  Parish  (New  Stat.  Acc,  v.). 

JAMES  FAIRLIE,  born  1805,  eldest  son 
1838  °^  J°hn  F->  schoolmaster,  Fenwick ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(1824) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  8th  June 
1830 ;  assistant  in  this  parish ;  pres.  by 
Flora,  Marchioness  of  Hastings,  23rd  Aug., 
and  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  14th  Nov. 
1838  ;  died  unmarr.  2nd  July  1874.  Publi- 
cations— Three  Single  Sermons  (Ayr,  1834  ; 
Kilmarnock,  1843 ;  Glasgow,  1844) ;  Five 
Sermons  addressed  to  Emigrants  (Glasgow, 
1852). 

ANDREW    EDGAR,    born    Catrine, 
1874     ^ct'  1830>  eldest  son  of  Andrew  E., 
solicitor,    Mauchline ;     educated   at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr 
4th    July    1855 ;     missionary    at    Toward 
Chapel ;  ord.  to  Tongland  5th  March  1863  ; 
pres.    by   Henry,   Marquess  of   Hastings ; 
trans,   and    adm.   26th    Nov.    1874;    D.D. 
(Glasgow   1886);    died    23rd   March   1890. 
He  marr.  24th  Nov.   1865,   Mary   Sybilla, 
daugh.  of  Samuel  Cowan,  min.  of  Kelton, 
and  had  issue — Andrew  Colville,  born  7th 
Nov.    1866,  died    2nd    April  1883;    Mary 
Campbell,  born  3rd  Jan.  1869 ;  Campbell 
Cowan,  born  26th  Dec.  1870 ;  John  Stewart, 
born  26th  Oct.  1872,  died  23rd  March  1916  ; 
Charles    Samuel,  born    29th   April    1874 ; 
Jane  Violet,  born  24th  Nov.  1875;  Sybil 
Frances,  born  27th  July  1877 ;    Magdalen 
Grace,  born  22nd  July  1880 ;  Audrey  Col- 
ville, born   1st  Feb.  1884.     Publications — 
Old  Church  Life  in  Scotland ;  Lectures  on 
Kirk-Session  and  Presbytery  Records,  the 
Ministers    of   Mauchline,    1560-1800,    two 
series  (Paisley,  1885,  1886) ;  Catechism  for 
Young  Communicants  (Edinburgh,  1888) ; 
The  Bibles  of  England  (Paisley,  1889). 

JOSEPH  MITCHELL,  born  parish  of 
1890     Brechin    20th     July    1859,    son    of 
Joseph  M.  and  Janet  Millar;   edu- 
cated at  Craig  Public  School  and  Univ.  of 


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51 


St  Andrews;  M.A.  (1885),  B.D.  (1887);  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  St  Andrews  5th  May  1886; 
assistant  at  St  Mary's,  Dundee;  ord.  17th 
Sept.  1890 ;  app.  clerk  to  Presb.  in  1901 ; 
D.D.  (St  Andrews  1916).  Marr.  15th  April 
1896,  Helen  Honeyman,  eldest  daugh.  of 
George  Litster,  Bridge  of  Allan,  and  has 
issue  —  Joseph  Litster,  born  10th  April 
1898.  Publications  —  The  Present  Ecclesi- 
astical Situation  :  Proposals  for  a  Recon- 
structed National  Church  (Ayr,  1904) ; 
Articles  in  Hastings'  Dictionary  of  Christ 
and  the  Gospels,  and  in  Revieiv  of  Theology 
and  Philosophy. 

NEW  KIRK. 

^  JOHN  BLAIR,  educated  at  Univ.  of 
1662  Glasgow ;  was  adm.  to  a  charge 
(unidentified)  in  1649 ;  mentioned 
as  min.  here  in  1662 ;  deprived  by  Act  of 
Parliament  11th  June,  and  Decreet  of 
Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662.  He  was 
accused,  with  others,  of  turbulent  and 
seditious  conduct,  14th  July  1663;  on  his 
confession,  18th  Aug.,  he  was  prohibited 
from  exercising  any  part  of  the  ministry 
in  time  coming,  and  was  required  to  remove 
beyond  the  River  Ness  before  1st  Oct. 
"under  the  highest  peril."  He  appears  to 
have  preached  at  a  conventicle  in  Inver- 
keithing  in  end  of  1679  or  beginning  of 
1680.— [Wodrow's  Hist,  i.,  372.] 

MAYBOLE  AND  KIRKBRIDE. 

[These  two  parishes  were  united  soon 
after  1571. 

Maybole. — The  vicarage  of  Minibole,  now 
called  Maybole,  belonged  to  the  Cistercian 
Nunnery  of  North  Berwick.  Its  church 
was  dedicated  to  St  Cuthbert,  and  con- 
tained a  chapel  of  St  Ninian  founded  in 
1431.  There  was  a  chapel  in  the  parish 
on  the  lands  of  Auchendrane.  Maybole 
had  three  Holy  Wells— Our  Lady's,  St 
Anthony's,  and  St  Helen's.  Within  the 
bounds  were  two  early  dedications,  pro- 
bably chapels,  St  Muireach's,  at  the  place 
called  St  Murrays,  and  St  Kenneth's,  at 
Kilchenzie.    On  Lammas  day,  the  first  of 


Aug.,  a  fair  was  held  at  Maybole.  In 
the  town  are  the  ruins  of  St  Mary's  Col- 
legiate Church  of  Maybole,  founded  in 
1371,  by  Sir  John  Kennedy  of  Dunure, 
the  earliest  foundation  of  the  kind  in 
Scotland.  The  last  event  of  note  in  the 
history  of  St  Mary's  took  place  in  May 
1563,  when  Gilbert,  fourth  Earl  of  Cassillis, 
headed  an  attempt  to  overturn  the  Refor- 
mation. Some  two  hundred  of  the  Kennedy 
Clan,  with  their  allies,  rose  in  arms,  and 
took  possession  of  that  church,  where,  in 
open  defiance  of  the  law,  they  had  Mass 
sung  with  full  Roman  ceremonial.  It  was 
the  last  of  several  such  efforts.  The  leaders 
of  this  demonstration  were  promptly 
brought  to  trial ;  and  the  reaction  went 
no  further.  Two  years  before  this,  Quentin 
Kennedy,  Abbot  of  Crossregal,  challenged 
John  Knox  to  an  open  debate  on  some  of 
the  theological  questions  of  the  time.  On 
28th  Sept.  1561,  their  meeting  took  place 
in  one  of  the  larger  ancient  houses  still  left 
standing  at  Maybole.  The  discussion  lasted 
for  three  days,  and  aroused  much  interest 
at  the  time.  In  the  corner  of  a  field  near 
the  town  stands  a  stone  erected  to  the 
memory  of  six  Maybole  men,  taken  at 
Bothwell  Bridge — Mungo  Eccles,  Thomas 
Home,  Robert  MacGarron,  John  Mac- 
Harrie,  John  MacWhirter,  and  William 
Rodger.  After  much  hard  usage,  they 
were  shipped  as  convicts  to  Virginia  in 
a  vessel  which  was  wrecked  on  the  Moul 
Head  of  Deerness  in  Orkney,  where  they 
were  drowned,  10th  Dec.  1679.  Maybole 
Church  was  rebuilt  in  1808. 

Kirkbride.  —  The  church  of  Kirkbride 
belonged  to  the  Nunnery  of  North  Ber- 
wick. It  was  dedicated  to  St  Bride.  Its 
ruins  are  still  to  be  seen ;  and  the  old 
churchyard  around  them  is  used  for  burial. 
The  piece  of  ground  adjoining  keeps  its 
ancient  name  of  the  Priest's  Land.] 

ALEXANDER  DAVIDSON,  reader  at 
1571     Kirkbride  Nov.  1571. 


1572 


MATTHEW  HAMILTON,  reader  here 
and  at  Kirkbride  from  Lammas 
1572  to  1590. 


1591     HEW  HAMILTON,  reader  in  1591. 


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MAYBOLE  AND  KIRKBRIDE 


[PRESB.  OF 


JOHN  M'QUOBNE,  M.A. ;  trans,  from 
Dalmellington  in   1595;    Kirkbnde 
1595     also  being  in  his  charge ;  trans,  to 
Straiton  in  1598. 

^  DAVID  BAKCLAY,  trans,  from  Dailly 
in   1599;    trans,  to  Dumfries  after 
1599     13th  June  1601. 


1608 


JAMES    BONAE,    M.A.   (St   Andrews 
1601);     probably     of     the     Bossie 
family  ;  reader  at  Burntisland  ;  min. 
in  1608,  pres.  to  the  vicarage  by  James  VI. 
1st  June  1614  ;  became  a  leading  man  among 
the  Covenanters,  and  Moderator  of  General 
Assembly  in    1644.      He  was   ordered  in 
Aug.  1642  to  repone  Gilbert  Power,  min. 
of  Stoneykirk,  whom  the  Assembly  found 
to  have  been  unjustly  dep.    When  B.  went 
to  that  parish  he  was  opposed  by  a  number 
of  women  and  others  armed  with  clubs  and 
stones,  who  prevented  his  preaching  in  the 
kirk.    This  so  affected  him  that  it  cast  him 
into  a  long  and  dangerous  fever.    A  com- 
mittee was  app.  by  the  following  Assembly 
for  the  trial  of  the  rioters.    He  joined  the 
Eesolutioners  or   Moderate   Party  in  the 
Church ;  died  about  1655.    He  is  said  to 
have  been  a  "person  of  very  great  learn- 
ing "    He  marr.  (1)  a  daugh.  (died  1623),  of 
Duncan  Craufurd  of  Nether  Skeldoun  :  (2) 
Helen   (died   19th   Jan.   1684),  daugh.   of 
Thomas  Kennedy  of  Drummurchie.    Pub- 
lication— Epitaph  on  Mr  William  Birnie, 
min.  of  Ayr  (Family  of  Birnie  of  Broom- 
hill)  —[Reg.  Assig. ;  Reg.  Old  Dec. ;  Stran- 
raer Presb.  Reg.;   Glasg.  Tests.;  Wodroiv 
MS 'S.,  and  Anal.;  Bsallie' a  Lett.;  Bannatyne 
Miscell.,  iii. ;  Grose's  Antiq. ;  G.  R.  Inhib., 
xxxix.,  96  ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  dxxviii.,  27  ;  Ayr 
Sas.,  ii.,  157.] 

JOHN  HUTCHISON,  son  of  John  H. 
of  Kirklandholm  and  Sanquhar  ;  ord. 
1655  to  Bathgate  31st  Jan.  1654 ;  trans, 
and  adm.  between  18th  April  and  12th 
Sept  1655;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parlia- 
ment 11th  June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy 
Council  at  Glasgow  1st  Oct.  1662 ;  had  an 
indulgence  at  Dundonald  in  1672  ;  returned 
to  this  parish  in  1687. 


JOHN  JAFFBAY,  son  of  William  J., 
min.  of  King  Edward  ;  educated  at 
1667     Marischal  College,  Aberdeen  ;  M.A. 
(1631);  adm.  to  Monquhitter  before  21st 
Oct.  1651 ;  trans,  to  Kirkcudbright  in  1663; 
trans,  and  adm.  before  20th  July  1667.    He 
did  not  get  on  well  with  his  parishioners  ; 
he  accused  them  of  attempting  his  life  ;  in 
return    they    charged    him   with    profane 
swearing,  striking,  fighting,  and  drunken- 
ness ;  in  1670  he  was  forbidden  by  Arch- 
bishop Leighton  to  minister  further  in  the 
parish— [Wodrow's    Hist.,    ii.,    162,    177; 
Aberdeen  Sas.,  ii.,  384.] 
WILLIAM      ABEBCBOMBIE,     M.A. 
(Glasgow,  5th  July  1666) ;  pres.  11th 
1673     May,    and    inst.    3rd    June    1673; 
deserted  his  charge  at  the  Bevolution,  and 
was  deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  25th 
April  1690,  restoring  the  Presbyterian  mms. 
He  retired  to  Edinburgh,  and  died  21st 
Feb.  1722,  aged  74.    He  marr.  Janet  Home, 
and  had  issue— Jean  (marr.  Lieut.-colonel 
William  Nicolson  of  Lauder's  Foot  in  the 
service  of  the  United  Provinces) ;  Andrew  ; 
Mary,   buried    in    Greyfriars,    Edinburgh, 
26th  Feb.  1694 ;   and  three  others,  buried 
there,  31st  Oct.  1690,  8th  Jan.  1695,  25th 
Feb.  1700.    He  wrote  a  description  of  Car- 
rick    (Macfarlane's    Topog.    Collect.;    Pit- 
cairn's   Hist,    of   the    Kennedys).  —  [Edm. 
Tests.;     Edin.    Marr.    Reg.;    Greyfriars 
Bur.    Reg.;    Chalmers's    Caledonia,    m. ; 
G.  R.  Homings,  29th  March  1688 ;  Glasg. 
Com.  Deeds,  3rd  Sept.  1701.] 
JOHN     HUTCHISON,     above     men- 
tioned;   formerly    of    Dundonald; 
1687     returned  under  the  Toleration,  and 
was  present  at  the  Presb.  3rd  Aug.  1687; 
restored  by  Act  of  Parliament  25th  April 
1690  •  died  about  1695.    He  marr.  Agnes 
Wallace,  and  had  issue-William,  served 
heir  26th  Aug.  1705  ;  George  of  Monkwood, 
advocate,  born  1674,  died  24th  Dec    1725  ; 
Elizabeth  (marr.  James  Muir  of  Boddens, 
Co.  Down).— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.,  327  ;  Ayr 
Sas.,  ix.,  273.] 
ALEXANDEB  FAIBWEATHEB,  M.A. 
(St  Andrews,  24th  July  1688) ;  some- 
1696     time  librarian  to  the  Univ. ;  passed 
trials  before  the    Presb.   there,  and   was 


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53 


recommended  for  license  to  the  archbishop 
4th  Feb.  1685;  never  having  taken  the 
Test  nor  the  Oath  of  Allegiance  and 
Supremacy,  he  was  received  into  com- 
munion by  the  Synod  of  Fife  9th  May 
1694  ;  called  8th  Aug.  1695  ;  ord.  13th  May 
1696;  died  before  1730.  He  marr.  Mary 
Ferguson,  and  had  issue— an  only  child, 
Jean  (marr.  1730,  John  Moore,  yr.,  of 
Blairston).  —  [Carnbee  Sess.  Reg. ;  Ayr 
Sheriff-Court  Books,  26th  April  1735.] 


1720 


ROBERT  FISHER,  app.  a  teacher  in 
George  Heriot's  Hospital,  21st  April 
1707  ;  M.A.  (Edinburgh,  22nd  April 
1709) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  2nd 
July  1718  ;  called  3rd  Dec.  1719  ;  ord.  (col- 
league and  successor)  5th  May  1720 ;  died 
8th  Jan.  1752.  He  marr.  20th  Jan.  1730, 
Susanna  Hutcheson  (died  27th  Feb.  1758), 
and  had  issue— George,  born  11th  March 
1731 ;  James,  born  2nd  July  1732,  died 
26th  April  1750;  Alexander,  born  29th 
May  1737;  Jean,  born  2nd  Dec.  1738 
(marr.  John  Dunlop  of  Greenock) ; 
Susanna,  born  5th  Feb.  1743,  died  24th 
May  1748;  Sarah,  born  19th  Jan.  1745; 
Helen,  born  12th  Feb.  1748.  —  [Steven's 
Mem.  of  Heriot's  Hosp. ;  Ferrie's  Life  of 
Carstairs.~\ 

JAMES  MACKNIGHT,  called  22nd 
Feb.,  and  ord.  10th  May  1753; 
trans,  to  Jedburgh  30th  Nov.  1769. 

JAMES  WRIGHT,  third  son  of  James 
W.,  Kirkoswald ;  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1761);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  31st 
July  1765;  pres.  by  George  III.  30th 
March,  and  ord.  29th  Nov.  1770.  One 
Sunday  forenoon  in  harvest  1807,  he  stated 
to  his  people,  after  service,  "that  he  con- 
ceived a  favourable  opportunity  to  save  the 
crops,  then  in  imminent  danger,  was  vouch- 
safed by  Providence,  from  a  temporary 
change  of  weather,  and  therefore,  that 
those  who  chose  to  devote  the  afternoon 
to  that  work  of  necessity,  might  in  his 
opinion,  do  so  without  violation  of  the 
Sabbath."  Complaint  was  made  to  the 
Presb.,  but  on  appeal  the  Synod  did  not 
in  the  circumstances  disapprove  of  his  sug- 
gestion ;  D.D.  (St  Andrews,  3rd  Feb.  1810) ; 


died  20th  June  1812.  He  marr.  (1)  26th 
April  1773,  Margaret  (died  13th  March 
1781),  daugh.  of  John  Kennedy  of  Balong, 
and  had  issue — Margaret,  born  8th  April 
1774 ;  John,  born  4th  Oct.  1775 ;  Ann, 
born  6th  Nov.  1776;  Jean,  born  29th 
March  1778  (marr.  Captain  George  Black, 
54th  Regiment) ;  Helen,  born  8th  July  1779  ; 
all  of  whom,  except  Jean,  died  before  26th 
Aug.  1812  :  (2)  22nd  Sept.  1788,  Sarah  Mair 
(died  at  Ayr,  9th  March  1819),  and  had  issue 
—Sarah,  born  18th  Nov.  1790.  Publica- 
tions— Three  Single  Sermons  (Edinburgh, 
1780-94);  A  Recommendation  of  Brotherly 
Love  to  which  is  subjoined  an  Enquiry 
into  the  True  Design  of  the  Institution  of 
Masonry  (Edinburgh,  1786) ;  An  Effectual 
and  Practicable  Plan  of  Defence  against  an 
Invasion  (Glasgow,  1797) ;  A  Treatise  on 
the  Causes  of  Sedition,  1798 ;  Account  of 
the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  iii.). — 
\Tombst. ;  Scots  Mag.,  lxx.] 

CHARLES  LOGAN,  perhaps  son  of 
181S  Charles  L.,  Sorn  ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Paisley  2nd  Dec.  1807 ;  pres.  by  George, 
Prince  Regent,  27th  June  1812 ;  ord.  22nd 
April  1813 ;  died  14th  April  1823,  aged  49. 
He  marr.  16th  Nov.  1813,  Margaret  (died 
s.p.  16th  May  1818),  daugh.  of  James 
M'Clymont.— [Tombst.] 

JOHN    PAUL,    trans,    from    Straiton ; 
1823    pres.  by  George  IV.   in  May,   and 
adm.  4th  Sept.  1823 ;  trans,  to  St 
Cuthbert's,  Edinburgh,  17th  April  1828. 

GEORGE  GRAY,  born  4th  Jan.  1798, 
son  of  John  G.,  architect,  Kelso 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Kelso  11th  May  1819 
ord.  to  Eckford  19th  Sept.  1822 ;  pres.  by 
George  IV.  in  May,  and  adm.  18th  Sept. 
1828 ;  D.D.  (Glasgow,  23rd  March  1840) ; 
app.  Professor  of  Oriental  Languages,  Glas- 
gow, 22nd  Nov.  1839 ;  died  unmarr.  at 
Moffat,  24th  June  1850.  Publication- 
Account  of  the  Parish  {New  Stat.  Ace,  v.). 

ANDREW  THOMSON,  born  10th  May 

1840     1815'  son  of   Andrew  Mitchell    T., 

D.D.,  min.  of  St  George's,  Edinburgh  ; 

educated   at  Univ.   of    Edinburgh ;    licen. 


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MAYBOLE  AND  KIRKBRIDE— MAYBOLE  WEST     [presb.  of 


by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh ;  pres.  by  Queen 
Victoria;  adm.  12th  Nov.  1840.  Joined 
the  Free  Church  in  1843 ;  min.  of  Maybole 
Free  Church,  1843-5 ;  believed  to  have 
been  killed  by  Chinese  pirates,  31st  Dec. 
1859.  He  marr.  29th  Dec.  1840,  Mary  (died 
19th  Aug.  1898),  daugh.  of  John  Thomson, 
Thornhill,  Greenock,  and  had  issue — 
Margaret  Shaw,  born  29th  March  1842. 

WILLIAM  MENZIES,  born  at  Dun- 
1843  keld ;  assistant  to  the  Rector  of 
Grammar  School  there ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  St  Andrews;  M.A.  (1822); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunkeld  29th  June 
1819 ;  ord.  to  East  Parish,  Greenock,  20th 
April  1826  ;  pres.  by  Queen  Victoria ;  trans, 
and  adm.  7th  Dec.  1843;  D.D.  (Glasgow, 
17th  March  1851);  died  15th  April  1870. 
He  marr.  10th  Oct.  1831,  Margaret  Pagan, 
who  died  17th  Aug.  1871,  and  had  issue — 
"William  Alfred,  born  30th  June,  and  died 
20th  July  1832;  William  Cunningham, 
banker,  Halifax,  Nova  Scotia,  born  14th 
June  1833,  died  at  Hyeres,  France,  10th 
April  1876  ;  Jemima,  born  24th  June  1834, 
died  3rd  June  1835 ;  Jane  Campbell,  born 
3rd  March  1836 ;  Robert  Hair,  born  20th 
May  1837,  died  27th  Sept.  1852 ;  Elizabeth 
Pagan,  born  12th  Aug.  1838,  died  29th 
April  1843;  Peter  Sinclair,  min.  of  St 
George's-in-the-Fields,  Glasgow,  afterwards 
of  Scots  Church,  Melbourne,  born  1st  Nov. 
1839;  Margaret  Pagan,  born  21st  Feb. 
1841  ;  James  John,  born  14th  Feb.  1843 ; 
Janet  Helen,  born  9th  April  1846,  died  6th 
Oct.  1858  ;  Charles,  born  16th  April  1847  ; 
Mary  Josephine,  born  2nd  Feb.  1849. — 
[Smith's  Scottish  Clergy,  ii.,  386.] 

GEORGE  PORTER,  born  Sornbeg,  Gal- 

1870  ston'  10t^  ^ek"  1838'  second  son  of 
John  P.,  Glasgow,  and  Anne  Smith  ; 
educated  at  Free  St  Peter's  School,  High 
School,  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  B.A.  (1859), 
M.A.  (1860) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow 
8th  June  1864 ;  assistant  at  St  Mary's, 
Dundee ;  ord.  to  Bellahouston  25th  Jan. 
1866;  trans,  and  adm.  15th  Sept.  1870; 
D.D.  (Glasgow  1883);  died  at  Ayr  16th 
Dec.  1919.  He  marr.  28th  June  1877, 
Helen  Hester  Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  Robert 
Thompson,  linen  merchant,  Coleraine. 


DAVID  SWAN,  born  Greenock  8th  Oct. 
1902  18?2,  son  of  Andrew  S.  and  Catherine 
Bowes  Macfadyen ;  educated  at 
Greenock  Academy,  High  School,  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A  (1896),  B.D. 
(1898) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Greenock  April 
1898  ;  assistant  at  Hillhead  ;  ord.  (assistant 
and  successor)  23rd  Jan.  1902  ;  Chaplain  to 
the  Forces  May  1918. 


MAYBOLE  WEST  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  built  here  about  1840  by  Sir 
Charles  Dalrymple  Fergusson  of  Kilkerran, 
Bart.  The  parish  was  disjoined  from  May- 
bole  and  Kirkoswald  2nd  July  1862.] 

JOHN  THOMSON,  ord.  19th  Nov.  1857 ; 
1857    trans,  to  St  Marnoch's,  Kilmarnock, 
6th  March  1863. 

RODERICK  LAWSON,  born  1832, 
186S  eldest  son  of  John  L.,  Girvan ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  be- 
came teacher  at  Falkirk  and  Blantyre ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh ;  ord.  14th 
May  1863 ;  res.  12th  Nov.  1897  ;  died  un- 
marr.  at  Ayr,  26th  Feb.  1907.  Publications 
— Crossraguel  Abbey  (Paisley,  1883);  The 
Covenanters  of  Ayrshire  (Paisley,  1887;  2nd 
ed.,  1904) ;  What  I  saw  of  India  and  its 
People  (Paisley,  1889) ;  The  Sacred  Places 
of  Scotland  (Paisley,  1891);  The  Famous 
Places  of  Scotland  (Paisley,  1893);  Glimpses 
of  Norway  (Paisley,  1895) ;  A  Minister's 
Life  (Paisley,  1895) ;  Ailsa  Craig :  its 
History  and  Natural  History  (Paisley, 
1895) ;  The  Capital  of  Carrick  (Paisley, 
1897);  The  Famous  Places  of  England 
(Paisley,  1898) ;  Reminiscences  of  Robert 
Wallace,  M.P.  (Paisley,  p.p.,  1899); 
Through  Eastern  Cities  (Paisley,  1900); 
Persons  who  have  Influenced  my  Life 
(Paisley,  1903) ;  Catechism  on  Scripture 
Knowledge  (Paisley,  n.d.) ;  Catechism  on 
the  Christian  Life  (Paisley,  n.d.);  Cate- 
chism on  Tem]>erance  (Paisley,  n.d.) ;  many 
others,  besides  Sermons  and  Addresses. — 
[A  Minister's  Life.] 

GEORGE    THOMSON,    M.A,    B.D. ; 
1898     ord.    16th    April     1898;     trans,    to 
Carnbee  17th  May  1905. 


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WILLIAM  ALEXANDER  REID,  born 
igo5  Portsoy,  14th  Feb.  1864,  son  of 
Walter  R.  and  Jane  Lamb ;  edu- 
cated at  Gordon's  College  and  Univs.  of 
Aberdeen  and  Edinburgh ;  MA.  (Aberdeen 
1885);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  May 
1888  ;  assistant  at  Dalziel,  Motherwell ;  ord. 
min.  of  a  Presbyterian  Church,  Port  Dal- 
housie,  Canada,  1891 ;  held  charges  at 
Pulteney  and  Buffalo,  New  York  State, 
U.S.A. ;  app.  missionary  at  Poona,  India, 
1904 ;  adm.  to  this  charge  28th  Sept.  1905  ; 
res.  14th  Nov.  1911.  Marr.  24th  Sept.  1895, 
Jane,  daugh.  of  John  Hay.  Publications — 
— Cash  is  King  (London,  1900) ;  Christian 
Prayer  (Edinburgh,  1905) ;  In  the  Clutches 
of  the  Cardinal  (London,  1911);  The  Two 
Laws  (Philadelphia,  1913 ;  Glasgow,  1914) ; 
The  Church  as  it  was,  is,  and  should  be 
(Paisley,  1919). 

DUNCAN  FINDLAY  M'LEAN,  M.A., 
1912     B.D. ;  ord.  16th  March  1912 ;  trans, 
to  Cardonald  16th  Sept.  1915. 

ALEXANDER  WILLIAMSON,  born 
1916  Dundee,  18th  May  1879,  son  of 
Robert  W.  and  Christina  Duncan- 
son  ;  educated  at  Falkirk  High  School  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  MA.  (1900) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Linlithgow  in  1903 ;  assistant  at 
Dalmarnock  in  1903,  and  St  George's-in- 
the-Fields,  Glasgow,  1905 ;  ord.  to  Largo- 
ward  28th  April  1909 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
11th  March  1916.  Marr.  7th  Sept.  1909, 
Jessie  Nimmo,  daugh.  of  Alexander  Stir- 
ling, Glasgow. 


MONKTON  AND  PRESTWICK. 

[These  two  parishes  were  united  soon 
after  1567. 

Monkton,  of  old  Monks'  Presttvick. — The 
rectory  of  Monks'  Prestwick  belonged  to 
the  Abbey  of  Paisley.  Its  ancient  church, 
now  ruined,  dedicated  to  St  Cuthbert,  was 
used  for  worship  till  1837.  The  chapel  of 
Crosbie,  with  the  lands  in  the  parish  of 
Dundonald  lying  near  it,  was  included  in 
Monkton  from  1651  to  1688  ;  but  in  the 
latter    year    all    that    district    was    given 


back  to  Dundonald.  Near  Adamton,  on 
the  lands  of  Ladykirk  in  this  parish,  are 
the  ruins  of  the  chapel  of  St  Mary  called 
Our  Lady  Kirk  of  Kyle,  a  famous  place  of 
pilgrimage.  Dependent  on  this  chapel  was 
Our  Lady's  Chapel  on  the  Lady  Isle,  some 
three  miles  off  the  coast  near  Troon. 

Prestwick. — In  old  times  this  parish  was 
commonly  called  Prestwick  Burgh,  in 
contrast  to  Monks'  Prestwick.  Its  church, 
which  belonged  to  the  Abbey  of  Paisley, 
was  dedicated  to  St  Nicholas,  and  on  St 
Nicholas'  day  a  fair  was  held  at  Prestwick. 
Within  the  bounds  stood  St  Ninian's  Leper 
Hospital  of  Kilcass,  or  Kingcais,  founded 
by  King  Robert  I.  Its  Well  only  now 
remains.  A  new  church  for  the  united 
parishes  of  Monkton  and  Prestwick  was 
built  at  Prestwick  in  1835.] 

JOHN    WYLIE,    min.  here   2nd    Dec. 
1563     15^^ >    reader  from   1567,   and    also 
of  Prestwick  from  1574  to  1591. 

NINIAN  YOUNG,  brother  of  James  Y., 
15_4  min.  of  Colmonell ;  MA.  (Glasgow 
1578) ;  reader  at  Ayr,  1580-93  ;  held 
the  vicarage  of  Dundonald ;  min.  here  in 
1594 ;  died  between  1st  Sept.  1597  and 
16th  May  1598.  He  marr.  Janet,  sister  of 
John  Power,  burgess  of  Ayr,  who  survived 
him.  and  had  two  children. — [Peg.  Assig.] 

CLAUD    HAMILTON,    eldest    son    of 
-  John  H.  of  Newton  ;  MA.  (Glasgow 

1596);  adm.  about  1599;  still  min. 
23rd  Feb.  1613;  alive  in  1636.  He  marr. 
Isabel  Hamilton.  —  [Hamilton's  Lanark  ; 
Reg.  Assig. ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  cci.,  70.] 

ROBERT  HAMILTON,  son  of  John 
1615  H.  in  Aitkenhead ;  MA.  (Glasgow 
1604) ;  adm.  about  1615.  On  25th  May 
1642,  he  admitted  that  "he  had  some  breif 
notes  of  his  sermon  for  the  help  of  his 
memorie  enclosed  in  his  Byble,"  and  was 
dep.  13th  Jan.  1646  for  "various  mis- 
demeanours." Written  sermons  (at  least 
when  they  were  read)  were  not  popular  in 
those  days.  But  sometimes  he  prepared 
no  sermons,  if  his  statement  is  true,  that 
"twenty-six  years  he  had  preached  by 
reading  of  Commentaries  and  bringing  no 
Byble  to  the    Kirk   at    all."    The  Presb. 


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[  PRESB.  OF 


ordered  hirn  to  take  the  Bible  with  him, 
when  he  "did  bring  a  great  Kirk-Bible 
with  ane  selch  covering  thairon,  and  in  the 
samin  had  an  quair  of  paper  or  thairby 
tyed  therin,  wherin  his  preachings  were 
wreatten,  and  immediately  after  reading 
the  text,  goes  to  the  said  paper,  and 
turneth  the  leafs  thereof,  sometimes  ten  or 
twelf,  sometimes  moe,  or  fewer,  as  occasion 
serveth,  and  so  insisteth  in  reading  of  the 
same,  till  the  tyme  of  sermon  be  past ;  and 
that  after  preaching  and  prayer  is  endit, 
he  layeth  the  Byble  upon  the  saitt  he  sitts 
on  within  the  pulpit,  and  when  the  psalm 
beginneth  to  be  sung,  he  taketh  the 
wreatten  paper  out  of  the  Byble,  and  puts 
it  in  his  berakkines,  and  leaveth  the  Bible 
there  till  he  returne  the  nixt  day-  and 
practises  the  same  order,  and  in  tyme  of 
sermon  the  most  part  of  the  people  do 
nothing,  but  lay  wajours  upon  the  turning 
of  the  pages."  He  died  Sept.  164V,  aged 
about  64.  He  marr.  (1)  cont.  dated  18th 
Oct.  1616,  Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  William 
M'Kerrell  of  Hillhouse :  (2)  Margaret 
Brown,  and  had  issue — James,  apprenticed 
to  Robert  Sands,  merchant,  Edinburgh,  7th 
April  1652,  served  heir  to  the  lands  of 
Ladylands,  23rd  Aug.  1649  ;  John,  clerk  in 
1648  :  (3)  Grizel  Black,  his  servant.— [A  yr 
Sess.  Beg. ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Inq.  Ret.  Ayr, 
43;  Bannatyne  Miscell.,  iii. ;  Glasg.  Com. 
Dec,  x.,  27th  July  1624 ;  Ayr  Sas.,  v.  71, 
viii.  179;  G.  B.  Sas.,  vii.,  160;  Hewat's 
A  Little  Scottish  World,  59.] 

ROBERT  MAXWELL,  son  of  Patrick 
M.,  tailor  and  Deacon-convener  of 
the  Trades  in  Glasgow,  and  Bessie 
Boyd,  and  grandson  of  John  M.  of  Auld- 
house;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1637);  adm.  (col- 
league) in  1640.  Refusing  to  conform  to 
Episcopacy  he  was  confined  to  his  parish 
in  1662  ;  deprived  11th  Oct.  1665,  and  had 
an  indulgence  at  Craigie  in  1672  but  did 
not  accept ;  imprisoned  18th  Jan.  1677  for 
holding  conventicles;  died  at  Bogton, 
Cathcart,  26th  Mar.  1686,  aged  75.  He  marr. 
Margaret,  daugh.  of  Robert  Blair  of  Bank- 
end,  and  had  issue — Robert,  merchant,  Glas- 
gow.— [Bollok  Papers  ;  Hamilton's  Lanark  ; 
Wodrow:s  Hist.,  i.,  327  ;  Baillie's  Lett.] 


1676 


ALEXANDER  CUNNINGHAM,  son 
of  William  C.,  merchant,  Edinburgh ; 
M.A.  (Edinburgh,  27th  July  1663); 
min.  at  Colmonell  in  1666 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  before  1676 ;  outed  at  the  Revolution  ; 
died  in  1692,  aged  about  49.  He  marr. 
Janet  Wemyss,  who  survived  him,  and  had 
issue  —  Alexander,  Regent  in-  Edinburgh 
Univ.,  1679,  died  April  1696;  Catherine 
(marr.  22nd  Feb.  1717,  James  Laird,  wig- 
maker,  Edinburgh). — [Edin.  Tests. ;  Book 
of  Old  Edin.  Club,  viii.,  100 ;  Edin.  Marr. 
Beg.] 


1683 


MUIRHEAD.      According   to 

Robert  Simpson,  D.D.,  author  of 
Traditions  of  the  Covenanters,  this 
charge  was  held  [about  1683]  by  a  min.  of 
the  name  of  Muirhead.  Nothing  authentic 
has  been  ascertained  about  him.  He  is 
said  to  have  met  his  death  at  the  hands 
of  Grierson  of  Lag  and  his  troopers. — 
[Simpson's  Traditions,  367 ;  Hewat's  A 
Little  Scottish  World,  187.]  ] 

^MATTHEW  BAIRD,was  officiating  as 
a  preacher  in  Ayr  in  1682 ;  called 
Nov.  1687;    ord.  28th  March  1688; 

died  17th  April  1718.    He  marr.  1682,  Agnes 

M'Cubbin.— [Tombst.] 


1688 


1720 


JOHN  FULTON,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Dunfermline  7th  March  1711 ;  as- 
sistant to  the  preceding ;  called  14th 
Jan.,  and  ord.  8th  Sept.  1720 ;  died  26th 
March  1730,  aged  46.  He  marr.  Elizabeth 
Wallace,  who  died  24th  July  1764,  and 
had  issue — Thomas,  born  1723,  served  heir 
4th  Feb.  1752.— [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Tombst.] 


1731 


THOMAS  ANDREWS,  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (18th 
June  1713);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edin- 
burgh 18th  Oct.  1721 ;  ord.  to  Kilmaronock 
6th  May  1724 ;  called  25th  Feb.,  trans,  and 
adm.  8th  July  1731 ;  died  between  21st 
July  and  11th  Dec.  1734,  aged  about  40. 
He  marr.  Agnes  Wallace,  and  had  issue — 
George  ;  Thomas ;  Ann. 

JAMES  STIRLING,  called  11th  Nov. 
1737     1736;   ord.  26th  April  1737;   trans, 
to  Outer  High  Kirk,  Glasgow,  29th 
July  1742. 


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1744 


1762 


WILLIAM  WALKER,  born  10th  Nov. 
1719,  son  of  John  W.,  min.  of  the 
Canongate,  Edinburgh  ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Edinburgh  26th  March  1740;  called  17th 
March  1743;  pres.  by  David  Blair  of 
Adamton ;  ord.  10th  May  1744 ;  trans, 
to  Rotterdam  28th  May  1760;  died  6th 
March  1774.  He  marr.  (1)  26th  Sept. 
1749,  Susanna  Sturraent,  widow  of  Thomas 
Latimer,  merchant,  Virginia,  and  had  issue 
—John,  merchant,  born  17th  Aug.  1751, 
died  in  the  West  Indies  ;  Mary,  born  28th 
June  1753  ;  Robert,  min.  of  the  Canongate, 
born  30th  May  1755;  Sarah:  (2)  1767, 
Elizabeth  Lawson,  widow  of  William 
Robertson,  merchant,  Rotterdam ;  she  sur- 
vived him,  s.p. — [Ayr  Sess.  Beg. ;  Steven's 
Scot.  Church,  Rotterdam,  194,  203,  336.] 

JOHN  CUNNINGHAME  of  Bridge- 
house,  born  1729,  son  of  Alexander 
C,  merchant,  Kilmarnock,  and  Bar- 
bara Hodgert ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (1746);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Irvine  2nd  Jan.  1753  ;  ord.  to  Dalmelling- 
ton  21st  Oct.  1756 ;  pres.  by  Thomas,  Earl 
of  Dundonald,  23rd  March  1761 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  1st  July  1762  ;  died  unmarr.  28th  May 
1774. — [Scots  Mag.,  xxiii. ;  Tombst.] 

ANDREW  MITCHELL,  of  Avisyard, 
born  1725,  second  son  of  Hugh  M. 
of  Dalgain  and  Margaret  Campbell 
of  Fairfield  ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  8th  March  1749 ; 
ord.  to  Muirkirk  11th  July  1751 ;  pres.  by 
Miss  Catherine  Blair  of  Adamton  Nov. 
1774 ;  trans,  and  adm.  19th  Jan.  1775 ; 
D.D.  (Edinburgh,  5th  March  1784);  died 
unmarr.  14th  Oct.  1811.  He  was  the 
"Andro  Gowk;'  of  The  Kirk's  Alarm. 
Publications — The  Causes  of  Opposition  to 
the  Gosjiel,  and  the  Moral  Tendency  of  its 
Doctrines  to  remove  them  Considered,  a 
sermon  (Edinburgh,  1764) ;  Account  of  the 
Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  xii.). — [Tombst.; 
Wallace's  Burns,  iii.,  94.] 

JOHN  STEEL  OUGHTERSON,  born 
3rd  Dec.  1770,  son  of  Arthur  O.,  min. 
of  West  Kilbride  ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1793) ;  ord.  to  West  Kil- 
bride 3rd  July  1805 ;  pres.  by  Robert  Reid 


1830 


of  Adamton  10th  March,  and  adm.  24th 
Sept.  1812  ;  died  24th  Dec.  1829.  He  marr. 
24th  June  1805,  Helen  (died  s.p.  22nd  Jan. 
1825),  third  daugh.  of  William  Macredie 
of  Perce  ton. — [Tombst.] 

/  THOMAS  BURNS,  born  at  Mossgiel, 
Mauchline,  10th  April  1796,  third 
son  of  Gilbert  B.  and  Jean  Brecken- 
ridge,  and  nephew  of  Robert  Burns ;  edu- 
cated at  Haddington  (where  Edward  Irving 
was  his  teacher)  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Haddington  3rd  Dec. 
1822 ;  tutor  in  the  family  of  Sir  Hew 
Dalrymple,  North  Berwick ;  ord.  to  Ballan- 
trae  13th  April  1826  ;  pres.  by  Robert  Reid 
of  Adamton  23rd  Jan.,  and  trans,  and  adm. 
18th  May  1830.  Joined  the  Free  Church 
in  1843;  min.  of  Monkton  Free  Church, 
1843-6;  adm.  to  Free  Church,  Portobello, 
25th  June  1846.  In  1847  he  left  for  Otago, 
New  Zealand,  where  he  was  from  1848  to 
1854  the  sole  rnin.  of  the  Scottish  colonists  ; 
D.D.  (Edinburgh  1860) ;  first  Chancellor  of 
Otago  Univ.,  1869  ;  died  22nd  Jan.  1871. 
A  monument  to  him  occupies  a  prominent 
site  in  Dunedin.  He  marr.  4th  Jan.  1830, 
Clementina  (died  19th  July  1878),  daugh.  of 
James  Francis  Grant,  rector  of  Merston, 
Sussex,  and  niece  of  preceding  min.,  and 
had  issue— Arthur  John,  born  22nd  Oct. 
1830;  Clementina,  born  24th  July  1832 
(marr.  14th  June  1848,  A.  J.  Ellis,  Col- 
lector of  Customs) ;  Jane,  born  23rd  Jan. 
1835  (marr.  21st  May  1856,  William  Banner- 
man,  min.  of  Presbyterian  Church,  Toko- 
mairiro  and  Clutha,  New  Zealand) ;  Ann, 
born  25th  June,  and  died  1st  Dec.  1837 ; 
Annie,  born  20th  July  1839  (marr.  Henry 
Livingstone) ;  Frances,  born  25th  Oct.  1841 
(marr.  Alexander  Livingstone) ;  Agnes;  Isa- 
bella (marr.  Alexander  Stevenson,  Dunedin). 
Publication — Account  of  the  Parish  {New 
Stat.  Ace,  v.). — [Fifty  Years  Syne  {Jubilee 
Memorial  of  Presbyterian  Church  of  Otago) 
(1898).] 

GEORGE  JAMES  LAWRIE,  born  20th 
Nov.  1796,  son  of  Archibald  L.,  D.D., 

I04.O  _      . 

min.  of  Loudoun  ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  Snell  Exhibitioner,  Balliol 
College,  Oxford  (1816-18) ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Irvine  in  1822  ;  ord.  (by  Presb.  of  Irvine) 


58     MONKTON  AND  PRESTWICK— MUIRKIRK  OF  KYLE    [presb.  of 


junior  chaplain  at  Madras,  Nov.  1823  ;  app. 
chaplain  in  1830 ;  res.  in  1838 ;  became 
farmer  at  Castlecary,  Galloway ;  pres.  by 
John,  second  Marquess  of  Bute ;  adm.  2nd 
Nov.  1843;  D.D.  (Glasgow  1828);  died  at 
Hythe,  Kent,  14th  Feb.  1878.  He  marr. 
21st  Aug.  1827,  Laura  Louisa  (died  25th 
April  1898),  second  daugh.  of  Samuel 
Ludlow,  Presidency  Surgeon,  Delhi,  and 
had  issue  —  Mary  Louisa,  born  2nd  Jan. 
1834  (marr.  6th  April  1858,  Edmund  Lewis 
Hooper,  schoolmaster,  London) ;  Annie 
Adair,  born  26th  Aug.  1835,  died  26th 
April  1919  (marr.  18th  April  1860,  Henry 
Bean  Mackeson,  Hythe) ;  Harriet  Dalma- 
hoy,  born  19th  Dec.  1837,  died  31st  Jan. 
1846 ;  Flora  Hastings,  born  25th  April  1841 
(marr.  24th  Dec.  1867,  Thomas  Shelford, 
Singapore).  Publication — Songs  and  Mis- 
cellaneous Pieces  (Ayr,  1874).  He  was 
author  of  the  song,  "  Hae  ye  mind  o'  lang 
lang  syne." — [Modern  Scottish  Poets,  x.,  35  ; 
Addison's  Snell  Exhibitions,  pp.  97-8 ;  The 
Burns  Country,  199.] 

WALTER  FOTHERLNGHAM  LOR- 
RAINE, ord.  to  St  Columba's,  Oban, 
21st   March   1877 ;   trans,  and  adm. 

25th  April   1878 ;   died  unmarr.,  7th  Jan. 

1880. 

JOHN  PATRICK,  M.A.,  B.D. ;   trans, 
from   High   Kirk,  Kilmarnock,   and 
adm.     13th    May    1880;     trans,    to 
Greenside,  Edinburgh,  28th  Dec.  1887. 

DAVID  ALLAN  REID,  born  Carlisle, 
1888  20th  Aug.  1858,  son  of  John  R. 
and  Janet  Robertson  ;  educated  at 
Greenock  Schools  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow; 
MA.  (1884),  B.D.  (1887);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Glasgow  June  1887 ;  assistant  at  North 
Leith  ;  ord.  9th  May  1888. 


PRESTWICK— ST  NICHOLAS 

(Q.S.). 

[Within  the  parish  stands,  roofless  but  well 
preserved,  the  ancient  church  of  St  Nicholas. 
It  is  a  building  of  the  twelfth  century,  but 
a  good  deal  altered  in  later  times.  Till 
1837  it  was  the  parish  church  of  Prestwick. 


1878 


1880 


A  new  church  at  Prestwick  was  built  chiefly 
through  the  munificence  of  William  Weir 
of  Kildonan  and  opened  in  1908.  The 
parish  was  disjoined  from  Monkton  and 
erected  by  the  Court  of  Teinds,  19th 
March  1909.] 

ROBERT  i  LEGGAT,  a  Romish  priest 
1567     W^°  conf°rmed  and  was  reader  in 
1567. 


JAMES  MONTGOMERY  CRAW- 
lgo8  FORD,  born  19th  Nov.  1864,  son 
of  Robert  O,  Ayr,  and  Jean  Mont- 
gomery ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley  in  1891 ;  assist- 
ant at  St  Vincent's,  Glasgow,  1891 ;  ord.  to 
Lerwick  8th  June  1893;  trans,  to  Scotstoun 
3rd  Oct.  1901 ;  ind.  3rd  Dec.  1908.  Marr. 
2nd  June  1899,  Martha  Bowman,  eldest 
daugh.  of  Alexander  Campbell,  Annfield, 
Bishopbriggs,  and  has  issue  —  Margaret 
Murdoch,  born  10th  March  1900 ;  Robert, 
born  and  died  20th  Jan.  1901 ;  James 
Montgomery,  born  2nd  May  1902;  Alex- 
ander Campbell,  born  12th  Aug.  1903,  died 
4th  Sept.  1909  ;  John,  born  14th  Feb.  1906, 
died  7th  April  1907 ;  Jean  Montgomery, 
born  17th  Feb.  1911.  Publication  —  The 
Parish  of  Lemvick  [1701-1901]  (Lerwick, 
1901). 


MUIRKIRK  OF  KYLE. 

[Muirkirk  was  disjoined  from  Mauchline 
on  29th  July  1631.  Its  severance  was 
ratified  by  Act  of  Parliament  on  28th  June 
1633.  For  a  long  time  the  parish  church 
was  commonly  known  as  the  Kirk  of  the 
Muir.  On  the  farm  of  Priesthill  in  the 
parish  is  a  monument  in  memory  of  John 
Brown,  carrier  there,  who,  on  the  first  of 
May  1685,  Claverhouse  caused  to  be  shot 
before  his  own  door,  in  presence  of  his 
wife  and  children.  The  church  of  Muir- 
kirk was  rebuilt  in  1812.  There  is  a 
mission  chapel  in  the  parish  at  Karnes.] 

JAMES  CAMPBELL,  reader  1576  to 
1576     1591. 


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59 


JOHN  REID,  heritor  of  the  two  merk- 
land,  called  the  Pennyland,  25th  Nov. 
1631 ;  adm.  in  1631 ;  did  not  conform 
in  1662,  yet  was  allowed  to  remain  by  con- 
nivance ;  complained  against  by  the  Synod 
22nd  Oct.  1674.  He  marr.,  and  had  issue — 
Elspeth  (marr.,  cont.  13th  July  1660,  John, 
eldest  son  of  James  Reid  in  Dernielaw. — 
[Sed.-book  of  Teinds ;  Wodrow's  Hist.,  i., 
327  ;  Beg.  of  Deeds,  Mack.,  13th  Nov.  1664.] 

HUGH  CAMPBELL,  probably  son  of 
1662  Hugh  C.  of  Netherplace,  and  Janet 
Campbell;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1654); 
deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  11th  June, 
and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662 ; 
was  confined  to  the  parish ;  ordered  to  be 
summoned  15th  July  1675,  for  baptizing 
and  marrying  irregularly,  and  5th  June 
1676  for  preaching  without  a  presentation. 
His  life  was  in  serious  danger  in  1678  owing 
to  a  design  of  the  more  violent  opponents 
of  the  indulgence,  but  their  scheme  was 
defeated  by  the  action  of  James,  Earl  of 
Loudoun.    Again  min.  in  1687. 

JAMES  GRAY,  a  native  of  Aberdeen ; 
1684  educated  at  King's  College,  Aber- 
deen; M.A.  (11th  July  1676);  he 
was  min.  here  in  1684,  when  he  was  aged 
25,  and  unmarr.,  but  did  not  reside  in  the 
parish  ;  deserted  his  charge  at  the  Revolu- 
tion, and  was  deprived  by  Act  of  Parlia- 
ment 25th  April  1690,  restoring  the  Presby- 
terian mins.  He  became  agent  of  the 
Episcopal  party  in  London,  for  which  he 
received  from  the  Government  £100  yearly. 
In  1705  he  intruded  at  Logiebride,  Perth- 
shire.— [Kilconquhar  Sess.',  Reg. ;  Wodrow's 
Anal.,  ii.,  278  ;  Brit,  and  For.  Evang.  Bev., 
xiii. ;  P.  C.  Acta,  3rd  April  1705.] 

HUGH  CAMPBELL,  M.A.;  above 
16QtJ  noticed ;  returned  and  preached  in 
his  house  at  Netherwood  after  the 
grant  of  liberty  5th  July  1687 ;  died  Jan. 
1714,  aged  about  80.  He  marr.  (1)  Bessie 
Reid,  who  died  2nd  Oct.  1673,  and  had 
issue  —  John;  George  of  Waterhaugbs, 
served  heir  26th  Feb.  1718;  James; 
Mungo;  Thomas;  Hugh;  James;  Marion: 
(2)  Rebecca  Carmichael,  and  had  issue — 
Janet :  (3)  14th  May  1695,  Agnes  Camp- 


bell.—[Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii.,  123,  296,  323; 
Macgill's  Life  of  Hugh  Heugh,  D.D. ; 
Tombst. ;  Ayr  Sas.,  vii.,  436.] 

ALEXANDER    ORR,  called    4th  Oct. 
1717     1716 ;  ord.  5th  June  1717  ;  trans,  to 
Hoddam  10th  July  1729. 

JOHN  CAMPBELL,  called   15th  Jan., 
1?30     and  ord.   12th  May  1730;  trans,  to 
Galston  27th  Nov.  1735. 

WILLIAM  YOUNGER,  M.A.  (Glasgow, 
1737  13th  April  1715) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Biggar  15th  Oct.  1730;  called  22nd 
Oct.  1736 ;  ord.  10th  Feb.  1737  ;  died  17th 
Sept.  1750,  aged  58.  He  marr.  2nd  June 
1742,  Margaret  (died  21st  Oct.  1758),  third 
daugh.  of  Hugh  Mitchell  of  Dalgain,  and  had 
issue — Janet ;  Jean,  born  3rd  June  1746. — 
[Tombst.  (Glasg.  Cath.  Bur.  Ground).] 

ANDREW  MITCHELL,   M.A. ;    called 
17        5th  March,  and  ord.  11th  July  1751 ; 
trans,   to   Monkton    and    Prestwick 
19th  Jan.  1775. 

JOHN    SHEPHERD,   born    21st    May 

1775  1741,  son    of    George    S.,    min.    of 
Newbattle ;    educated   at   Univ.  of 

Edinburgh;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dalkeith 
7th  Aug.  1764 ;  ord.  by  Scots  Presb.  in 
London  20th  Oct.  1772 ;  min.  of  a  Presby- 
terian Congregation  at  Hemel  Hempstead, 
Hants ;  pres.  by  John,  Earl  of  Loudoun, 
16th  March,  and  adm.  21st  Sept.  1775; 
died  unmarr.,  14th  Aug.  1799.  Publication 
— Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat. 
Ace,  vii.). — [Tombst] 

WILLIAM  RUTHERFORD,  M.A. ; 
i8oo  licei1,  by  Presb.  of  Caithness  25th 
Aug.  1767  ;  ord.  by  the  Scots  Presb. 
of  London,  min.  of  a  Presbyterian  congre- 
gation at  Uxbridge.  There  also  he  kept 
a  school ;  D.D.  (St  Andrews  1784) ;  became 
assistant  at  Kelso  2nd  Nov.  1795 ;  pres.  by 
Flora,  Countess  of  Loudoun,  and  her 
curators  in  Jan.,  and  adm.  10th  April 
1800;  died  1st  Sept.  1820,  aged  74.  He 
marr.  (1)  a  lady  whose  name  has  not  been 
ascertained,  and  had  issue — William,  born 

1776  ;  Mary,  born  1778  :  (2)  23rd  July  1801, 
Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  William  Scott  of 
Knockenstobo.     Publications — Two  Single 


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MUIRKIRK  OF  KYLE— OCHILTREE 


[PRESB.  OF 


Sermons  (London,  1781 ;  Kilmarnock,  1810) ; 
Element*  of  Latin  Grammar  (1787) ;  A 
Vieiv  of  Ancient  History,  including  the 
Progress  of  Literature  and  the  Fine  Arts 
[believed  by  his  friends  to  have  been  written 
by  John  Logan,  min.  of  Leith],  2  vols. 
(London,  1788-91).  —  [Kelso  Presb.  Beg.; 
Tomhst.] 

"  ALEXANDER  BROWN,  born  in  parish 
1814  °^  Tongland,  1785 ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Kirkcudbright  15th  June  1809 ;  assistant 
at  St  Quivox ;  pres.  by  commissioners  of 
Flora,  Countess  of  Loudoun,  19th  Feb., 
and  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  30th 
June  1814  ;  died  2nd  Dec.  1831.     He  marr. 

(1)  29th  June  1813,  Grace  Gordon,  who 
died  at  Ayr  17th  May  1814,  and  had  issue 
— Grace,  born  9th  May  1814  (marr.  11th 
June  1839,  Robert  Robertson,  writer,  Ayr)  : 

(2)  14th  Nov.  1820,  Margaret  (died  20th 
Aug.  1837),  daugh.  of  John  Loch  of  Rachan, 
parish  of  Broughton.  Publication — Account 
of  the  Parish  {New  Stat.  Ace,  v.). 

JAMES  SYMINGTON,  born  Douglas, 
1832  Lanarkshire,  1785 ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Lanark  8th  Sept.  1819;  assistant  at 
Douglas  and  Mauchline;  pres.  by  Flora, 
Marchioness  of  Hastings,  15th  March,  and 
ord.  27th  Sept.  1832;  died  5th  Oct.  1852. 
He  marr.  18th  Oct.  1836,  Mary  Gordon, 
who  died  13th  Nov.  1884,  and  had  issue- 
Elizabeth,  born  15th  Nov.  1837  (marr. 
William  Smith,  min.  of  Douglas) ;  William, 
born  21st  Aug.  1839 ;  Grace,  born  12th  Feb. 
1841 ;  James,  min.  of  Leadhills,  born  26th 
Sept.  1842;  John,  born  10th  Oct.  1845; 
Campbell,  born  9th  March  1847. 

ALEXANDER  JOHNSTON,  licen.  by 
1853  Presb.  of  Linlithgow  18th  Jan.  1848  ; 
pres.  by  Henry,  fourth  Marquess  of 
Hastings ;  ord.  3rd  March  1853 ;  died  25th 
April  1866.  He  marr.  25th  Jan.  1854,  Mary 
Shaw,  who  died  27th  Oct.  1861,  and  had 
issue— Sarah,  born  15th  July  1858. 

LEWIS    BEATON,     M.A. ;     pres.    by 
1867     Henpy>  fourth  Marquess  of  Hastings, 
and  ord.  10th   Jan.  1867;   trans,  to 
Carnwath  1st  Aug.  1878. 


ROBERT  MONTGOMERY,  born  South- 
187g  end,  Argyllshire,  5th  June  1848,  son 
of  Duncan  M.  and  Flora  Hawthorn ; 
educated  at  Southend  School  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (1875),  B.D.  (1877);  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Kintyre  26th  Sept.  1877; 
missionary  at  Kinning  Park  and  St 
Columba's  Church,  Glasgow  ;  ord.  9th  Jan. 
1879;  res.  17th  May,  and  died  22nd  Nov. 
1910.  He  marr.  11th  March  1879,  Annie 
Vallance,  daugh.  of  James  Bardner,  and 
had  issue — Duncan  Chrystal,  born  9th  Dec. 
1879 ;  James  Bardner,  born  22nd  April 
1881 ;  Robert,  born  10th  Sept.  1882 ; 
Hugh  Hawthorn,  born  30th  Sept.,  and 
died  23rd  Nov.  1884;  Norman,  born  23rd 
Aug.  1888 ;  Archibald  William,  born  13th 
Sept.  1890 ;  Leslie  Balfour,  born  14th  April 
1892 ;  Isobel  Flora,  born  9th  March  1894 ; 
Donald  Vallance,  born  12th  June  1897. 

JOHN  HENDERSON,  born  Morebattle, 
28th  Dec.  1873,  son  of  James  H., 
schoolmaster,  and  Janet  Hunter ; 
educated  at  Morebattle  Public  School  and 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (1893),  B.D. 
(1896) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Kelso  5th  May 
1896 ;  assistant  at  Townhead,  Glasgow, 
Sept.  1896  ;  ord.  to  Cowdenbeath  13th  Oct. 
1898;  trans,  and  adm.  21st  Sept.  1910. 
Marr.  6th  June  1900,  Ina  Joan  Noble, 
daugh.  of  Thomas  Campbell,  Shanghai, 
and  has  issue — Barbara  Bonnar,  born  11th 
May  1901 ;  Janet  Hunter,  born  6th  Nov. 
1904  ;  James  Ogilvy,  born  25th  April  1910  ; 
Ina  Jane  Noble,  born  30th  Sept.  1915. 


OCHILTREE. 

[The  vicarage  of  Ochiltree  belonged  to 
the  Abbey  of  Melrose.  Its  church  was 
dedicated  to  St  Conal,  and  contained  an 
altar  of  St  Mary.  Within  the  church  of 
Ochiltree,  in  March  1564,  John  Knox  was 
marr.  to  his  second  •wife,  Margaret,  daugh. 
of  Andrew,  Lord  Ochiltree.  In  1789  the 
Parish  Church  was  rebuilt.  Its  founda- 
tion was  laid  by  James  Boswell,  the 
biographer  of  Dr  Johnson.] 


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61 


EOBERT  HAMILTON,  app.  2nd  July 
by  the  Assembly  to  preach  in  the 
unplanted  kirks  of  Carrick  suc- 
cessively till  next  Assembly,  and  (29th  Dec 
1562)  to  be  present,  with  others,  at  the 
inauguration  of  a  superintendent,  which, 
however,  did  not  take  place ;  trans,  to 
Irvine  about  1566. 


1567 


JOHN  INGLIS,  min.  in  1567,  with 
Cumnock  and  Auchinleck  also  in 
his  charge ;  was  a  member  of  the 
Convention  at  Leith  in  1571,  and  of  the 
Assembly  in  March  1572 ;  removed  to 
Auchinleck  before  1574,  but  returned  after 
1580  ;  was  one  of  the  commissioners  named 
by  the  Privy  Council  6th  March  1589  for 
the  preservation  of  true  religion  in  the 
bailiary  of  Kyle ;  was  nominated  constant 
Moderator  of  the  Presb.  by  General 
Assembly  in  1606 ;  still  min.  in  1608.  He 
marr.  Agnes  Grosar,  and  had  issue — John, 
apprenticed  to  Robert  Verner,  skinner, 
20th  Jan.  1586-7  ;  Joseph,  apprenticed  to 
Robert  Graham,  tailor,  25th  Feb.  1589-90  ; 
Daniel,  apprenticed  to  John  Skinner,  1st 
April  1607 ;  Samuel,  apprenticed  to  Patrick 
Hepburn,  apothecary,  26th  Dec.  1610 ; 
William,  apprenticed  to  Thomas  Finnie, 
tailor,  8th  Sept.  1613.— [Reg.  Min.;  Reg. 
of  Deeds,  xli. ;  Lochleven  Papers ;  Calder- 
wood's  Hist.,  iv.,  570 ;  Edin.  Apprentice 
Reg.] 

JOHN  FERGUSHILL,  M.A.,  min.  in 
1614  ^*4 »  deprived  by  the  Court  of 
High  Commission  28th  March  1620, 
and  warded  at  Perth.  He  was  a  member 
of  Assembly  in  1638;  trans,  to  Ayr  14th 
Nov.  1639. 

v  JOHN  BLYTH,  born  1604,  son  of  Henry 
1641  ■^•'  m*n*  °^  Eccles ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (24th 
July  1630) ;  was  on  the  Exercise  at  Kirk- 
caldy 7th  Jan.  1636 ;  adm.  27th  May  1641 '; 
coll.  29th  Nov.  1643;  died  April  1665  — 
[Glasg.  Tests.] 

ROBERT  MILLER,  son  of  Andrew  M., 
1661     min.  of  Girvan ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of    Glasgow,  where   he  was  a  dis- 
tinguished   student ;    adm.  (probably  col- 
league) between  24th  Nov.  and  15  th  Dec. 


1661  ;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  11th 
June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st  Oct. 
1662 ;  went  to  Holland  and  France ;  obtained 
the  degree  of  M.D.  in  1668  ;  returned  under 
an  indulgence  from  the  Privy  Council  27th 
July  1669,  but  was  fined  by  them,  8th  July 
1673,  for  not  keeping  the  anniversary  of  the 
Restoration.  Accused  at  the  Synod,  22nd 
Oct.  1674,  of  not  observing  the  instructions 
prescribed  by  the  Privy  Council ;  he  was 
libelled  3rd  Nov.  1681  and  17th  Dec.  1683, 
although  the  Lord  Advocate  declared  he 
"had  behaved  himself  loyally  and  duti- 
fully in  reading  the  proclamation  and 
declaration  anent  the  Plot,  and  preaching 
against  it,"  and  he  was  ordered  to  find 
caution  in  3000  merks  to  appear  when 
called.  He  died  in  1685.  He  marr.  (1) 
Margaret,  daugh.  of  Gilbert  Kennedy  of 
Girvanmains ;  (2)  Grizel,  daugh.  of  Colonel 
Hugh  Cochrane,  brother  of  William,  Earl 
of  Dundonald,  and  had  issue  —  Robert, 
min.  of  St  Quivox;  William,  M.D. :  John, 
min.  of  Neilston ;  Hugh ;  Margaret ; 
Katherine  ;  Mary ;  Jean. — [Wodrow;s  Hist., 
ii.,  132;  Nisbet's  Her.,  ii.,  42;  Reg.  Old 
Dec,  i.] 


1672 


[PATRICK  PEACOCK,  M.A.,  formerly 
min.  of  Kirkmabreck ;  had  an  in- 
dulgence here  conjointly  with  pre- 
ceding 3rd  Sept.  1672,  but  apparently  did 
not  accept  as  he  went  to  Ireland  and  was 
chaplain  at  Killyleagh  Castle. — [Wodrow's 
Hist.,  ii.,  204;  Reid's  Ireland,  ii.,  519.]] 

JOHN    MITCHELL,    called    in    Feb., 
16go     adm.    29th,    died    30th    April    1690 
(probably  the  shortest  incumbency  in 
the  church).    He  left  a  widow. 


1695 


MATTHEW     COUPER,     trans,     from 
Lilliesleaf     and     adm.     21st     Aug. 
1695 ;  trans,  to  Kinfauns  12th  Sept. 
1700. 

SAMUEL  LOCKHART,  educated  at 
„  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Ayr  7th  Feb.  1705;  called  3rd 
May,  and  ord.  12th  Sept.  1 705  ;  died  8th 
March  1724,  aged  48.  He  marr.,  cont.  16th 
March  1709,  Ann,  daugh.  of  Alexander  Orr, 
min.  of   St  Quivox,  and  had  issue — Alex- 


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OCHILTREE 


[PEESB.  OF 


1725 


1786 


ander;  Mary  (rnarr.  pro.  18th  Jan.  1736, 
Bailie  William  Adie,  merchant,  Dun- 
fermline) ;  Alexander ;  Margaret ;  James  ; 
Samuel;  Janet.— [Tombst.;  Ayr Sher.  Court 
Books,  27th  May  1734.] 

GEORGE  REID,  born  1696,  son  of 
Alexander  R.,  covenanter,  tenant  in 
Easter  Mains,  Uphall  Parish,  and 
Margaret  Storie ;  M.A.  (Edinburgh,  30th 
May  1723) ;  licen.  by.  Presb.  of  Linlithgow 
30th  Oct.  1723 ;  became  chaplain  to  James 
Boswell  of  Auchinleck;  called  7th  Jan., 
and  ord.  16th  June  1725 ;  died  Father  of 
the  Church  6th  April  1786.  He  marr. 
24th  Nov.  1746,  Jane  (died  8th  Oct.  1770), 
daugh.  of  George  Campbell  of  Treesbank, 
and  had  issue— Alexander ;  James,  born 
15th  May  1754,  died  7th  Dec.  1762;  George 
of  Ratho.— [Tombst. ;  Wodrow's  Anal.] 

DAVID  GRANT,  born  in  parish  of 
Madderty,  9th  April  1750 ;  educated 
at  Univs.  of  St  Andrews  and  Edin- 
burgh ;  sometime  teacher  in  George 
Watson's  Hospital;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Edinburgh  29th  July  1778  ;  ord.  to  Groat 
Market  Presbyterian  Congregation,  New- 
castle-on-Tyne,  14th  Nov.  1781 ;  adm.  to 
Ettrick  4th  May  1786 ;  pres.  by  Elizabeth, 
Countess  Dowager  of  Glencairn,  19th  Aug., 
and  adm.  14th  Dec.  1786;  died  16th  July 
1791.  He  marr.  1783,  the  sister  of  Sir 
Thomas  Mills,  Knight.  She  died  April 
1785,  and  had  issue — an  only  child,  James, 
born  3rd  April  1784.  Publications— The 
Living  Manners  of  the  Times  (Edinburgh, 
1779) ;  The  Necessity  and  Advantages  of 
Religious  Consideration  (Edinburgh,  1782) ; 
Sermons,  Doctrinal  and  Practical,  2  vols. 
(Newcastle,  1785;  Ayr,  1793).— [Tombst. ; 
Sermons,  ii. ;  Hist.  Memorials  of  Presby- 
terianism  in  Newcastle-up>on-Tyne,  75.] 

WILLIAM  THOMSON,  M.A. ;  school- 
i"792  mas*er  °f  Kirkpatrick  -  Fleming, 
and  afterwards  teacher  in  George 
Heriot's  Hospital,  Edinburgh,  8th  Oct.  1787  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  22nd  April 
1789 ;  pres.  by  Elizabeth,  Countess  Dowager 
of  Glencairn,  Oct.  1789;  ord.  12th  April 
1792;  died  at  Glasgow,  26th  Aug.  1817, 
aged  55.     He  marr.  13th  Sept.  1792,  Eliza- 


beth Johnston,  who  died  31st  Aug.  1801, 
and  had  issue — Margaret,  born  10th  July 
1793,  died  24th  May  1823  ;  Jean,  born  15th 
Sept.  1795,  died  16th  June  1822;  Eliza- 
beth, born  26th  Dec.  1797;  Mary,  born  24th 
June  1800.  Publications  —  A  Scripture 
Defence  of  Christ's  Supreme  Divinity  (Ayr, 
1793);  A  Treatise  on  the  Atonement  of 
Christ  (Ayr,  1797);  The  New  Testament 
translated  from  the  Greek,  and  the  four 
Gosjyels  arranged  in  harmony,  with  Pre- 
liminary Observations,  and  Notes,  Critical 
and  Explanatory,  3  vols.  (Kilmarnock, 
1816) ;  The  Spirit's  Standard,  a  sermon, 
with  a  sketch  of  his  Life  and  Writings 
(Glasgow,  1817) ;  Account  of  the  Parish 
(Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  v.,  xxi.).— [M'Farlan's 
Serm. ;  Steven's  Mem.  of  Heriot ;  Tombst.] 

JOHN  LINDSAY,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
lgl8  Edinburgh  28th  April  1790 ;  ord.  to 
Auchinleck  29th  Aug.  1793 ;  pres. 
by  Alexander  Boswell  of  Auchinleck  20th 
Jan.,  and  adm.  5th  June  1818 ;  died  6th 
July  1832.  He  marr.  28th  April  1802, 
Janet  Blackstock,  who  died  s.p.  16th 'Nov. 
1842. 

.  JAMES  BOYD,  trans,  from  Auchinleck  ; 
pres.  by  the  Presb.  jure  devoluto  30th 
Jan.,   and    adm.   18th    April    1833 ; 

trans,  to  Tron  Parish,  Glasgow,  18th  April 

1844. 

WILLIAM  MONTGOMERY  WALKER, 

1844  born  Irvine'  18tn  Feb.  1805>  fourth 
son  of  Thomas  W.,  M.D.,  Irvine,  and 
Mary,  daugh.  of  Charles  Fleeming,  M.D., 
R.N. ;  educated  at  Irvine  Grammar  School 
and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Irvine  in  1829 ;  assistant  at  St  George's 
Parish,  Glasgow ;  ord.  to  Scots  Church, 
Huntingdon,  Montreal,  Canada,  5th  Nov. 
1834 ;  pres.  by  John,  second  Marquess  of 
Bute;  adm.  15th  Aug.  1844;  died  24th 
April  1880.  A.  K.  H.  B.  describes  him  "  as 
the  best  preacher  I  ever  heard,  the  truest 
genius  I  ever  knew."  He  marr.  20th  Nov. 
1835,  Jane  Walker  (died  13th  Nov.  1891), 
daugh.  of  Hugh  Barr  of  Hillside,  Hunt- 
ingdon, Quebec,  and  had  issue  —  Mary 
Fleeming,  born  1st  Jan.  1838  (marr.  James 
Wilson,  min.    of    St    Quivox);    Margaret 


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63 


Laird,  born  3rd  Oct.  1839  :  Thomas,  min.  of 
Dairy,  born  23rd  Sept.  1841 ;  Jane,  born 
21st  Sept.  1844 ;  William  Hugh,  M.P.P.  for 
Co.  of  Huntingdon,  Canada,  born  25th  July 
1847 ;  Josiah  Charles,  born  6th  May  1851, 
died  young ;  Frances  Hunter,  born  21st 
Oct.  1854;  Patrick  Hunter,  M.B.,  CM., 
district  surgeon,  Tembuland,  South  Africa, 
born  15th  April  1858.— ["Churchmen  who 
never  got  their  Due,"  by  A.  K.  H.  B.,  in  The 
Scottish  Church,  ii.,  260-6.] 

NIEL   MACKAY,  born  Southend,  Kin- 

1880    tyre' 14th  0ct*  1851'  son  of  Peter  M> 
and  Janet  M'Kerrell ;  educated  at 

Southend    Public    School    and    Univ.    of 

Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1875),  B.D.  (1878) ;  Keen. 

by    Presb.    of    Kintyre    8th    Sept.    1878; 

assistant  at  Milton  and  Hillhead  parishes, 

Glasgow;    ord.    15th    Sept.    1880.      Marr. 

10th  Aug.  1882,  Teresa  Kossuth,  daugh.  of 

Duncan  Forbes. 


PATNA  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  built  here  in  1837.  On 
2nd  July  1877  the  parish  of  Patna  was 
disjoined  from  Dalmellington,  Dairy mple, 
Kirkmichael,  and  Straiton.] 

JOHN  SPEIRS,  born  Lochwinnoch, 
1804,  eldest  son  of  Matthew  S., 
farmer ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Greenock ;  ord. 
29th  April  1841.  Joined  the  Free  Church 
in  1843 ;  min.  of  Free  Church,  Kinglassie, 
1845-78;  died  8th  Feb.  1878.  He  marr. 
1852,  Elizabeth  S.  Laird. 


1841 


THOMAS  EASTON  MACFADYEAN, 
1849  son  of  John  M.,  merchant,  Glasgow ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  5th  May  1847 ;  ord. 
15th  March  1849  ;  res.  1876 ;  died  unmarr. 
at  Prestwick  20th  Jan.  1877. 

ALEXANDER  ROBERTSON  GIBSON, 
1876    ord.  27th  March  1876 ;  first  min.  of 
the  parish ;  trans,  to  Carnoustie  7th 
Jan.  1880. 

CHARLES  STEWART  RUSSELL,  ord. 
1880     3rd  May  1880;   trans,   to   Stair  3rd 
July  1884. 


WILLIAM  HENDRY,  born  Keith, 
1884  19th  July  1852,  son  of  William  H. 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Aberdeen 
M.A.  (1874),  B.D.  (1880) ;  licen.  by  Presb 
of  Forres  4th  May  1880;  ord.  4th  Dec 
1884;  died  unmarr.  21st  Nov.  1895. 

ANDREW  EWING  WALLACE,  M.A. ; 
18g6     ord.  14th  May  1896 ;  trans,  to  Duns 
15th  March  1907. 

DAVID  JOHN  MACLAREN,M.A.,ord. 
lgo7     25th  July  1907;   trans,    to   Trinity 
Gask,  21st  Sept.  1916. 

ROBERT  WOOD,  M.A.,  ord.  1st  Feb. 
1917 ;  trans,  to  Newtyle,  16th  May 


1917 


1919. 


1919 


DOUGLAS  DICKSON  ROBERTSON, 
born  Glasgow,  17th  Jan.  1886,  son 
of  Thomas  Whitelaw  R.  and  Rebecca 
Murray ;  educated  at  Hutcheson's  Gram- 
mar School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow,  M.A. 
(1907);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  11th 
May  1911 ;  assistant  at  Blackfriars, 
Glasgow,  and  St  Columba's,  Pont  Street, 
London  ;  ord.  3rd  Sept.  1919.  Marr.  14th 
Oct.  1919,  Dora  Selkirk,  M.A.,  daugh.  of 
Robert  Stephen  Henderson  and  Maggie 
Storrar  Selkirk. 


RICCARTON. 

[From  1229  to  1238  the  church  of  Ric- 
carton  belonged  to  the  priory  of  Dalmulin. 
From  1238  to  1560  it  was  in  the  possession 
of  the  Abbey  of  Paisley.  Sometime  after 
1578  the  parishes  of  Craigie  and  Riccarton 
were  united.  They  were  severed  again  in 
1648.  In  1823  Riccarton  church  was  re- 
built on  a  new  site,  which  is  now  within 
the  burgh  of  Kilmarnock.] 
1578    JOHN  TURBAT,  reader  in  1578. 


HUGH  CAMPBELL,  son  of  William, 
1650  son  °^  Charles  C.  of  Horsecleugh  ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(1646) ;  adm.  4th  Sept.  1650 ;  deprived  by 
Act  of  Parliament  11th  June,  and  Decreet 
of  Privy  Council  1st  May  1662;  was  accused 
March  1669  of  preaching  and  baptizing 
irregularly ;  returned  under  an  indulgence 


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RICCARTON 


[PRESB.  OF 


by  Privy  Council  3rd  Sept.  1672,  but  was 
accused  by  the  Diocesan  Synod,  22nd  Oct. 
1674,  of  baptizing  irregularly.  He  returned 
in  1687. 


1663 


ALEXANDER  OGILVIE  got  a  testi- 
monial    31st     March.    1663 ;     adm. 
thereafter;    trans,  to   Stewarton  in 
1666.— [Glasg.  Cornm.  Dec,  14th  July  1666.] 

ANDREW  WILSON,  adm.  before  20th 
1668    Jan.  1668. — [Glasg.  Comm.  Dec] 

HUGH  CRAUFURD,  M.A.,  formerly  of 
New  Cumnock  ;  had  an  indulgence 
jointly  with  preceding  by  Privy 
Council  3rd  Sept.  1672 ;  was  cited  to 
appear  before  Privy  Council  11th  Aug. 
1677,  and  his  cautioners  also  31st  Aug. 
1681.  He  returned  to  New  Cumnock 
in  1688. 

JOHN  ARBUCKLE,  MA.  (Glasgow 
1663);  adm.  to  Stranraer  in  1668; 
trans,  to  Monigaff  in  1669 ;  trans, 
to  Craigie  in  1681 ;  had  sasine  of  an  annual 
rent  of  £64  Scots  from  lands  of  Bellshill 
about  1685  ;  trans,  hereabout  1686  ;  dem.  in 
1689  ;  buried  in  Cathedral  burying-ground, 
Glasgow,  27th  Oct.  1717.  He  marr. 
Katherine  Hamilton,  who  was  buried  13th 
Dec.  1718,  and  had  issue — James  ;  William. 
—[Treas.  Sed.-Booh,  28th  Feb.  1696;  Acts 
and  Dec,  Dal.,  15th  June  1692  ;  Ayr  Sheriff 
Court  Book,  22nd  June  1698.] 

HUGH  CAMPBELL,  M.A.,  above 
168l_  mentioned ;  returned  before  3rd 
Aug.  1687  ;  died  after  7th  Oct.  1690, 
aged  about  64.  He  marr.  Elizabeth  Cath- 
cart,  and  had  issue  —  James  of  Little 
Cessnock. 

ROBERT  CUMIN,  born  1660 ;  studied 

16g5     at     Marischal     College,     Aberdeen, 

1676-80;  called  Dec.  1694;   ord.  1st 

May  1695  ;  died  8th  April  1739—  [Tombst.] 

JOHN  CAMPBELL,  son  of  George  C. 
173Q  of  Treesbank,  and  Ann  Boswell ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  26th  April 
1738  ;  called  (colleague  and  successor)  23rd 
Jan.,  and  ord.  10th  May  1739;  died  3rd 
April  1761. 


ALEXANDER  MOODIE,  born  1728, 
17  2  fourth  son  of  Hugh  M.,  gardener, 
Kilwinning ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dalkeith  5th 
Feb.  1754  ;  ord.  to  Second  Charge,  Culross, 
26th  Sept.  1759;  pres.  by  Sir  Alexander 
Dick  of  Prestonfield,  Bart.,  Sept.  1761 ; 
adm.  8th  April  1762 ;  died  15th  Feb.  1799. 
He  marr.  6th  March  1763,  Janet  (died 
16th  Sept.  1772,  aged  41),  daugh.  of  John 
Wilson,  merchant,  Glasgow,  and  had  issue 
— Hannah,  born  3rd  Jan.  1764 ;  John,  min. 
of  this  parish ;  Hugh,  merchant,  Glasgow, 
born  14th  Sept.  1767 ;  Alexander,  born 
27th  May,  died  1st  Sept.  1769;  Walter, 
merchant,  Glasgow,  born  10th  Oct.  1771. 
Publication — Account  of  the  Parish  (Sin- 
clair's Stat.  Ace,  vi.). — [Tombst.] 


1799 


JOHN  MOODIE,  born  20th  Nov.  1765, 
eldest  son  of  preceding ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Ayr  4th  May  1791 ;  pres.  by  Sir  William 
Cuninghame  of  Caprington,  Bart.,  in  April, 
and  ord.  19th  Sept.  1799 ;  died  26th  Jan. 
1837.  He  marr.  (1)  2nd  April  1801,  Henri- 
etta (died  24th  Jan.  1802),  daugh.  of  John 
Robertson,  min.  of  Kilmarnock :  (2)  5th 
Dec.  1803,  Margaret  Isabella  (died  3rd  Jan. 
1829),  eldest  daugh.  of  George  Smith,  D.D., 
min.  of  Galston,  and  had  issue — Marion, 
born  3rd  Feb.  1805,  died  6th  March  1825 ; 
Henrietta  Robertson,  born  11th  Aug.  1806  ; 
Alexander,  born  25th  April  1810,  died  28th 
March  1825 ;  George,  born  6th  Feb.  1812, 
died  8th  Feb.  1825 ;  John,  merchant, 
Glasgow,  born  12th  Oct.  1814;  Janet,  born 
1st  Sept.  1816 ;  Elizabeth,  born  22nd  March 
1818,  died  30th  May  1834  ;  Hugh,  born  14th 
Nov.  1819,  died  12th  March  1825. 


JAMES    PORTEOUS,    pres.   by    John 
1837     Smith    Cuninghame    of    Caprington 
8th  March,  and  ord.  17th  Aug.  1837  ; 
trans,  to  Prestonkirk  27th  Sept.  1843. 


WILLIAM  JEFFREY,  son  of  Peter  J. 
and  Janet  Fotheringham ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Stirling;  ord.  22nd  Feb. 
1844;  died  s.p.  5th  Feb.  1876. 


aye] 


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65 


1905 


EMMANUEL  MORGAN,  born  Dun- 
fermline 27th  April  1848,  son  of 
1876  James  M.  and  Margaret  M'lver ; 
educated  at  Saline  Parish  School  and  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edin- 
burgh 18th  June  1875 ;  assistant  at  St 
John's  Parish,  Edinburgh,  and  in  this 
parish;  ord.  7th  Sept.  1876;  res.  16th 
May  1905,  and  dem.  his  status  as  min. 

DAVID  JACKSON  TWEEDIE,  born 
Edinburgh,  17th  Oct.  1870,  son  of 
David  T.  and  Jemima  Reid ;  edu- 
cated at  Carriden  School  and  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh;  M.A.  (1895);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  St  Andrews  May  1904 ;  assistant  at  St 
Andrew's,  Edinburgh  ;  ord.  9th  Nov.  1905  ; 
trans,  to  Stichill  and  Hume  6th  June 
1917.  Marr.  13th  April  1897,  Jessie 
Fleming,  daugh.  of  Robert  Allison,  Kil- 
marnock, and  has  issue— Jeanie  Allison, 
born  29th  Oct.  1898;  David  Reid,  born 
3rd  Oct.  1901. 

BERRY  PRESTON,  born  Springburn, 
3rd  Dec.  1881 ;  son  of  William  P.  and 
Martha  Hall ;  certificated  teacher  in 
Whifflet  Public  School,  Coatbridge,  1906-7  ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1906), 
B.D.  (1910);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow 
March  1910  ;  assistant  at  Stevenston  April 
1910  to  Feb.  1911  ;  locum  tenens  Calcutta 
Jute  Mills  and  Steamers  Presbyterian 
Mission  Feb.  1911  to  Aug.  1912;  assistant 
at  Springburn ;  ord.  to  Springburn  3rd 
April  1913 ;  trans,  and  adm.  24th  Oct. 
1917.  Marr.  7th  Sept.  1915,  Jessie  Capie, 
M.B.,  Ch.B.,  daugh.  of  Thomas  Russell, 
schoolmaster,  Busby,  and  Janet  Brockett 
Capie,  and  has  issue — William  Berry,  born 
11th  July  1916;  Janet  Capie,  born  20th 
April  1918. 

ST  QUIVOX,  formerly  SANCHAR- 
IN-KYLE. 

[The  church  of  Sanchar-in-Kyle  was  dedi- 
cated to  St  Kevoc.  For  the  sake  of  dis- 
tinction from  Sanquhar  in  Nithsdale,  this 
parish  came  to  be  called  St  Kevoc's,  a  name 
now  corrupted  into  St  Quivox.  From  1221 
to  1238  the  church  of  Sanchar  belonged  to 
the  Gilbertine  Priory  of  St  Mary  at  Dal- 


mulin  within  the  parish.  From  1238  till 
the  Reformation  it  was  owned  by  the  Abbey 
of  Paisley.  The  Religious  House  of  Dal- 
mulin  Avas  founded  in  1221  by  Walter,  third 
High  Steward  of  Scotland.  He  settled  it 
with  Brethren  of  the  Order  of  St  Gilbert 
of  Sempringham,  drawn  from  the  Priory 
of  Sixel  in  Lincolnshire.  The  Gilbertine 
Order  admitted  to  the  same  convent  both 
men  and  women ;  but  there  is  no  record 
of  any  female  inmates  at  Dalmulin.  This 
was  the  only  house  owned  in  Scotland  by 
this  purely  English  Order,  and  they  did 
not  hold  it  long.  In  or  about  the  year 
1238,  when  the  political  relations  of  the 
two  kingdoms  had  grown  unfriendly,  the 
Friars  of  Dalmulin  went  back  to  England. 
Their  Priory  then  became  a  cell  of  Paisley 
Abbey.] 

GEORGE  COCHRAN,  reader  in  1567 ; 
1567    died  at  Candlemas  1570. 

HEW    KENNEDY,  reader  from    Nov. 
1572     1572  to  1574. 

THOMAS    FALCONER,  reader    from 
1576     ]576  to  1580. 

DAVID     ALANSON     [or    ALISON], 
1585     reader  from  1585  to  1591. 

COLIN  ROW,  bapt.  1st  March  1576, 
eighth  son  of  John  R.,  min.  of  Perth  ; 
M.A.  (Edinburgh,  29th  July  1598); 

adm    to   Drumelzier  in    1603 ;   trans,   and 

adm.  after  22nd  Aug.  1604. 

PATRICK  HAMILTON  of  Bogwood  ; 
1618  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(1613);  on  the  Exercise  there  7th  Aug. 
1616  ;  adm.  1618  still  min.  22nd  Sept.  1622. 
He  marr.  (cont.  23rd  Sept.  1616),  Katherine, 
sister  of  Robert  Hamilton. — [Glasg.  Presb. 
Beg. ;  Ayr.  Sess.  Reg. ;  Bannatyne  Miscell., 
iii. ;  Ayr  Sas.,  ii.,  187  ;  Beg.  of  Deeds,  cccli. 
231,  cccxcii.  25.] 

ROBERT  MONTGOMERIE,  born  1597, 
eldest  son  of  Adam  M.  of  Macbie- 
hill,  Ayrshire ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
St  Andrews;  M.A.  (1618);  adm.  to  Kinnaird 
in  1622  ;  trans,  and  adm.  1636  ;  died  Nov. 
1641.  He  marr.  (1)  (cont.  16th  May  1616), 
Jean,  daugh.  of  Sir  James  Lockhart  of  Lee  : 


1604 


1636 


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1683 


1685 


(2)  Janet,  daugh.  of  Alexander  Hamilton 
of  Grange  ;  she  survived  him,  and  had  issue 
— Theodore  of  Pressbank  and  Lantoun  in 
Barmore ;  Hew  of  Auchenhude,  died  July 
1669  ;  Robert ;  Anna  j  and  Agnes.— [Ayr 
Sess.  Reg. ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  G.  R.  Sas.,  xxi., 
340  ;  Ayr  Sas.,  iii.,  475.] 

WILLIAM  FULLARTON,  M.A. ;  adm. 

10th    May   1642;   deprived    by  the 

1642     Privy  Council  8th  April   1669,  but 

had  an  indulgence  at  Coylton  in  1672. 

ALEXANDER      GREGORIE,     M.A. ; 

min.  of  Dreghorn  before  1669  ;  trans. 

1669    here    before   31st   May    that  year; 

trans,  to  Ayr  before  4th  June  1683. 

JAMES  LAMMIE,  a  native  of  Angus ; 
educated  at  King's  College,  Aber- 
deen ;  M.A.  (13th  July  1675) ;   adm. 

before  4th  April  1683 ;  died  unmarr.  Aug. 

1684,  aged  about  29.— [Glasg.  Tests.] 

JOHN  HERIOTT,  M.A.  (Edinburgh 
1673) ;  adm.  about  1685  ;  deserted 
his  charge  in  1689.     He  had  issue — 

Jean  (marr.  12th  June  1734,  John  Paterson, 

tailor,  Edinburgh). 

JAMES  RICHMOND,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1665);  called  Oct.  1687;  ord.  27th 
March  1688  ;  died  before  13th  March 
1700.  He  marr.  Anna  Wilson,  who  sur- 
vived him,  and  had  issue — James ;  Anna. 
— [Ayr  Sher.  Court  Books,  8th  April  1700.] 

ALEXANDER   ORR,   M.A.    (Glasgow, 

1700    13tl1    July    1671);    adm-    t0    Beifcn 
between   2nd    April    and    1st    Oct. 

1689 ;  called  6th  May,  and  adm.  31st  July 

1700  ;  died  28th  Sept.  1710,  aged  about  60. 

He  marr.  Barbara  (buried  28th  Dec.  1699), 

daugh.  of  David  Crauford  of  Auchenames, 

and  had  issue — Archibald,  born  24th  July 

1691 ;  Alexander,  min.  of  Muirkirk ;  Ann 

(marr.  Samuel  Lockhart,  min.  of  Ochiltree). 

— [Woclrow's  Anal,  and  Corresp. ;  Duncan's 

Mem.  of  Duncan.] 

ROBERT    MILLER,    bapt.    3rd    June 

1664,    son    of    Robert   M.,  min.    of 

Ochiltree  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley 

14th  July  1708;    called  12th   April,   and 

ord.  20th    Sept.    1711;    died    April    1732. 

He  marr.  Nov.  1724,  Helen,  daugh.  of  David 


1688 


Meldrum,  min.  at  Tibbermore,  and  had  issue 
— an  only  son,  Robert,  served  heir,  22nd 
June  1738.— [Nisbet's  Her.,  ii.  App.,  42  ; 
Ochiltree  Sess.  Reg. ;   Glasg.  Tests.] 

GEORGE  REID,  M.A.  (Edinburgh,  11th 

1732  ^une  i?18)  >  licen-  by  Presb.  of 
Dalkeith  5th  April  1720;  ord.  to 
Symington,  Ayrshire,  20th  March  1723; 
called  10th  Aug.,  and  adm.  23rd  Nov.  1732  ; 
Moderator  of  the  General  Assembly  22nd 
May  1755 ;  died  21st  March  1763,  aged  70. 
He  marr.  23rd  April  1745,  Janet,  daugh.  of 
Ninian  Ballantine  of  Gardrum,  and  widow 
of  Thomas  Paterson,  merchant,  Ayr,  and 
had  issue. 

WILLIAM  M'QUHAE,  born  1st  May 
1764  1737>  son  °f  David  M.,  magistrate 
of  Wigtown ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Wigtown  24th 
March  1762 ;  became  assistant  in  the  parish ; 
pres.  by  James  Murray  of  Broughton  Aug. 
1763;  ord.  1st  March  1764;  D.D.  (St 
Andrews,  2nd  June  1794) ;  was  proposed  as 
Moderator  of  the  General  Assembly  in  1806, 
but  declined.  He  died  Father  of  the 
Synod  1st  March  1823.  A  learned  and 
able  man  of  business.  His  cheerful  and 
happy  temper,  his  rich  fund  of  anecdote 
and  flow  of  wit,  rendered  him  an  agreeable 
and  pleasant  companion.  He  marr.  (1) 
11th  Nov.  1765,  Elizabeth  (died  7th  Jan. 
1780),  daugh.  of  William  Park  of  Barkip, 
physician,  and  had  issue — Richard,  born  21st 
Dec.  1766,  died  in  Jamaica,  9th  March  1805; 
Sarah,  born  30th  Jan.  1769,  died  29th  Dec. 
1778 ;  Margaret,  born  31st  Dec.  1770,  died 
20th  May  1836  ;  David,  born  21st  Jan.  1773, 
died  3rd  April  1775 ;  Elizabeth,  born  22nd 
Sept.  1774,  died  23rd  March  1778;  Glencairn 
(daugh.),  born  15th  Sept.  1776,  died  16th 
July  1802  ;  Charles  (daugh.),  born  28th  July 
1778  :  (2)  3rd  June  1782,  Mary  Lawrie,  who 
died  22nd  Oct.  1824,  and  had  issue — Mary, 
born  26th  Aug.  1783  (marr.  John  Stirling, 
D.D.,  min.  of  Craigie);  Elizabeth,  born 
22  nd  Aug.  1784;  Lydia  Wills,  born  22nd 
Sept.  1785  (marr.  14th  Jan.  1805,  Thomas 
Ainsworth,  Blackburn,  Lanes.);  William, 
major  in  army,  born  15th  June  1787 ; 
Patrick,  born  6th  Sept.  1788  ;  James,  born 
24th  Feb.  1790,  died  10th  Jan.  1819  ;   Stair 


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Park,  his  successor  in  the  parish ;  Laura 
Macrae,  born  22nd  July  1798,  died  9th 
Sept.  1802.  Publications — The  Difficulties 
which  attend,  the  Practice  of  Religion  no 
just  Argument  against  it,  a  discourse 
(Edinburgh,  1785);  Account  of  the  Parish 
(Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  vii.). —[Tombst.] 

STAIR  PARK  M'QUHAE,  born  27th 
March  1795,  youngest  son  of  preced- 
ing ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  26th  March  1817 ; 
pres.  by  George  Oswald  of  Auchencruive 
3rd  Sept.  1818 ;  ord.  (assistant  and  suc- 
cessor) 2nd  March  1820;  D.D.  (Glasgow, 
23rd  March  1840) ;  retired  from  bad  health 
in  1859 ;  died  at  St  Croix,  Rownhams, 
Hants,  8th  March  1872.  He  marr.  (1)  16th 
Feb.  1835,  Margaret  Logan  (died  8th  Jan. 
1841),  only  child  of  Lieut.  Lewis  Mac- 
kenzie of  the  family  of  Scatwell,  and  had 
issue— William,  born  22nd  April  1838  :  (2) 
2nd  May  1843,  Louise  Georgina  (died  12th 
Jan.  1894),  daugh.  of  John  Mackenzie,  and 
had  issue— Caroline,  born  6th  June  1844  ; 
Mary  Lawrie,  born  15th  Nov.  1845 ;  John 
Mackenzie,  Commander  R.N.,  born  8th 
June  1847 ;  Louise  Georgina,  born  27th 
Dec.  1848.  Publication— Account  of  the 
Parish  (Neiv  Stat.  Ace,  v.). 

ARCHIBALD        HAMILTON 

1858  CHARTERIS,  M.A. ;  pres.  by  Alex- 
ander Haldane  Oswald  of  Auchen- 
cruive ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  27th 
June  1858 ;  trans,  to  New  Abbey  21st  July 
1859. 

JAMES  WILSON,   born    Leven,    Fife, 

1859  18th  March  1832,  son  of  Peter  W. 
and    Helen    Elder;     educated     at 

Scoonie  Parish  School  and  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Kirkcaldy  1st 
July  1857 ;  assistant  at  Belhaven  Chapel ; 
pres.  by  Alexander  Haldane  Oswald  of 
Auchencruive ;  ord.  (assistant  and  suc- 
cessor) 10th  Nov.  1859 ;  clerk  of  Presb.  of 
Ayr,  1866-1901 ;  died  8th  May  1906.  He 
marr.  9th  July  1867,  Mary  Fleeming  (died 
13th  Nov.  1888),  daugh.  of  William  Mont- 
gomerie  Walker,  min.  of  Ochiltree,  and  had 
issue— Jane  Barr,  born  22nd  April  1868, 
died  31st  July  1878;    James    Peter,   his 


successor  in  this  parish ;  Helen  Elder, 
born  4th  May  1871,  died  27th  May  1919  ; 
William  Montgomery  Walker,  born  26th 
Sept.  1872 ;  Mary  Anne,  born  18th  June 
1875,  died  13th  Aug.  1878;  Margaret 
Frances,  born  23rd  April  1878.— [Life  of 
Archibald  Hamilton  Charteris,  38,  75,  84]. 

JAMES  PETER  WILSON,  born  8th 
1906  ^ov*  1869>  ^dest  son  of  preceding ; 
educated  at  Kelvinside  Academy 
and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1890),  B.D. 
(1893);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  3rd  May 
1893;  assistant  at  Dalserf ;  ord.  to  Dal- 
beattie 25th  Feb.  1899 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
23rd  Aug.  1906.  Publication — Introductory 
Paper  on  the  Book  of  Job  (Scottish  Woman's 
Bible  Study  Association,  1914-15). 


SORN,  formerly  DALGAIN. 

[The  lands  forming  this  parish  were  dis- 
joined from  Mauchline  in  1656,  but  the  new 
parish  of  Dalgain  was  not  erected  till  1692. 
Its  church  was  built  in  1658  on  the  lands 
of  Dalgain,  very  near  Sorn  Castle.  There 
was  of  old  a  chapel  on  the  Water  of  Greenock 
within  what  is  now  the  parish  of  Sorn.] 

JOHN  CAMPBELL,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1653) ;  adm.  about  1658  ;  deprived 
by  Act  of  Parliament  11th  June,  and 
Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662 ; 
was  summoned  to  appear  before  a  com- 
mittee of  the  Diocesan  Synod,  28th  April 
1664,  for  nonconformity ;  returned  in  1672. 

ANDREW  DALRYMPLE,  M.A.  (Glas- 

1669  gow  1646)^  a(^m-  t0  Auchinleck  22nd 
Jan.  1651 ;  deprived  11th  June  1662  ; 
became  min.  here  under  indulgence  2nd 
Sept.  1669 ;  was  fined  by  the  Privy  Council 
8th  July  1673  in  half  of  his  stipend  for 
that  crop  for  not  keeping  the  29th  May, 
the  anniversary  of  the  Restoration  ;  died 
June  1676,  aged  about  50.  He  marr. 
Elizabeth  Ross,  who  survived  him,  and 
had  issue — Margaret,  served  heir,  2nd  Oct. 
1688  (marr.  Adam  Aird,  jun.,  of  Catrine). 
— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii.,  123  ;  Glasg.  Tests.  ; 
Inq.  Ret.  Ayr,  653.] 


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[  PRESB.  OF 


JOHN  CAMPBELL,  above  mentioned  ; 
1672  had  an  indulgence  along  with  the 
preceding,  from  the  Privy  Council 
3rd  Sept.  1672,  but  having  preached*  at 
conventicles  in  1678,  was  accused  of  treason 
before  the  Lords  of  Justiciary,  and  remitted 
by  them  to  the  Privy  Council  19th  Dec. 
1683.  Admitting  he  had  broken  his  con- 
finement, officiated  in  private  families,  and 
had  not  read  the  Proclamation  for  the 
thanksgiving,  his  indulgence  was  revoked 
3rd  Jan.  1684,  and  he  was  imprisoned  on 
failure  to  find  caution  in  5000  merks  that 
he  would  not  frequent  conventicles,  baptize, 
or  marry.  But  on  his  petition  that  he 
could  not  possibly  find  such  caution,  he  was 
liberated  on  undertaking  not  to  transgress 
in  these  matters,  24th  Jan.  1684.  He  was 
at  the  first  meeting  of  Presb.  after  the 
Toleration,  3rd  Aug.  1687,  and  is  styled 
min.  of  Dalgain  4th  June  1690,  but  prob- 
ably went  to  Craigie  (q.v.)  after  that  year. 
— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  Hi.  468,  iv.  37.] 

WILLIAM  BLAIR,  M.A. ;  pres.  before 
1684     lst  ^U^V'  £°*  a  testimonial  for  ordina- 
tion 5th  Aug.,  and  adm.  before  31st 
Aug.  1684  ;  trans,  to  Symington,  Ayrshire, 
1685. 


1686 


FRANCIS  FORDYCE,  had  right  to 
stipend  for  crop  in  1686 ;  trans,  to 
Old  Cumnock  before  3rd  Nov.  1686. 


WILLIAM  ANDERSON,  a  native  of 
Moray ;  M.A.  (King's  College,  Aber- 
deen, 24th  Aug.  1680) ;  adm.  about 
1686  ;  outed  in  1689.  A  small  pass  in  the 
River  Ayr  near  the  castle,  over  which  he 
took  in  his  flight,  is  still  called  the  Curate's 
Steps.  He  died  Aug.  1690,  aged  about  30. 
The  Faculty  of  Glasgow  University  having 
intromitted  with  the  stipend,  granted  on 
3rd  June  1691,  250  merks  to  pay  his  debts. 


1692 


MUNGO  LINDSAY,  born  1666;  was  a 
teacher  in  the  Grammar  School  of 
Glasgow  30th  Aug.  1690;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Glasgow  29th  April  1691 ;  called 
unanimously  in  June,  and  ord.  30th  Nov. 
1692;  died  March  1738.  He  marr.  Christian 
Beg,  in  Corsebogue,  who  survived  him,  but 
had  no  issue.     He  left  200  merks  to  the 


poor  of  the  parish.     His  tombstone  has  this 
inscription  : — 

"  So  long  he  lived  in  this  secure  retreat, 
Neither  affecting  to  be  known  nor  great — 
Humble  and  painful  taught  the  great  concern, 
Which  yet  he  thought  he  never  enough  could  learn  : 
Skill'd  in  the  tongues  of  heavenly  truth, 
The  only  language  of  Jehovah's  mouth, 
He  led  his  flock  through  the  delicious  fields 
(Heaven's  gentle  dews  and  rain  it  yields). 
Shuning  law-suits  by  deeds  he  used  to  write, 
He  sav'd  their  purse  and  clear'd  their  doubtful  right ; 
And  with  rare  bounty  gratify'd  the  poor 
From  the  rich  treasure  of  his  blessed  store, 
Which,  by  the  laws  of  God  and  man,  descends 
To  his  long,  dear,  and  valuable  friends." 

— [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Tombst. ;  Privy  Seal  Beg., 
viii.,  233  ;  Steven's  Sorn,  11,  28.] 

WILLIAM  STEELE,  licen.  by  Presb. 
1739  of  Ayr  27th  April  1737  ;  called  25th 
April,  and  ord.  29th  Aug.  1739.  He 
was  chosen  by  the  General  Assembly  in 
1751  as  one  of  its  commissioners  for  apply- 
ing to  Government  for  a  general  augmen- 
tation of  the  stipends  of  mins.,  but  the 
application  was  unsuccessful  owing  to  the 
opposition  of  the  landed  interest.  Dis- 
appointed by  the  non-  success  of  the  pro- 
posal, he  accepted  an  invitation  to  be  min. 
of  the  Scots  congregation  at  Founders' 
Hall,  London,  and  dem.  his  charge  Oct. 
1751  ;  died  of  consumption  in  April  1752. 
He  collected  subscriptions  for  building  the 
bridge  near  the  church  across  the  River 
Ayr.  He  marr.  7th  June  1744,  Janet 
Brownlee,  and  had  issue — John ;  Thomas, 
born  4th  July  1746 ;  John.  Publication 
— Speech  in  the  General  Assembly,  1749 
(Collection  of  Papers  for  augmenting  the 
stipends  of  the  Established  Church).  — 
[Wilson's  Dissent.  Churches,  ii.] 

JAMES  CONNELL,  son  of  James  C, 
merchant,  Dunbarton ;  M.A.  (Glas- 
gow 1740) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dun- 
barton  12th  Aug.  1746;  called  2nd  July, 
and  ord.  26th  Oct.  1752;  died  14th  July 
1789,  aged  67.  He  marr.  12th  June  1755, 
Anne  (died  at  Edinburgh,  7th  Dec.  1809), 
daugh.  of  James  Farquhar,  merchant, 
Edinburgh,  and  had  issue  —  Katherine, 
born  25th  March  1756;  Agnes,  born  30th 
June  1758,  died  18th  Aug.  1786  ;  Elizabeth, 
born  9th  Oct.  1760,  died  3rd  Jan.  1841 ; 
James,  born  27th  Feb.  1762  ;   George,  born 


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8th  Aug.  1765,  apprenticed  to  a  W.S.  in 
1782;  Jean,  born  18th  Nov.  1767,  died 
5th  Aug.  1845 ;  Alexander,  born  9th  Nov. 
1770,  died  4th  June  1841 ;  Arthur,  surgeon 
H.E.I.C.S.,  Hyderabad,  born  24th  Dec. 
1773,  died  Dec.  1819.— [Tombst.,  erected  by 
James  Connell  of  Conheath  in  testimony 
of  duty,  affection,  and  respect.] 

GEORGE  GORDON,  licen.  by  Presb. 
17go  of  Edinburgh  28th  July  1779;  pres. 
by  William  Tennant  of  Sorn  Nov. 
1789  ;  ord.  13th  May  1790;  D.D.  (Glasgow, 
Nov.  1804);  died  25th  Dec.  1805.  He 
marr.  (1)  Elizabeth  Carruthers,  who  died 
13th  March  1799  :  (2)  14th  Feb.  1800,  Ann 
(died  at  Liverpool,  12th  Nov.  1834),  daugh. 
of  George  Lawrie,  D.D.,  min.  of  Loudoun, 
and  had  issue  —  George  Lawrie,  captain 
H.E.I.C.S.,  born  25th  March  1801,  died 
at  Manipur,  30th  Dec.  1844 ;  Louisa,  born 
23rd  July  1802  (marr.  6th  Oct.  1833,  Dr 
Charles  Bryce) ;  Archibald  Campbell,  M.D., 
H.E.I.C.S.,  born  29th  May  1804,  died  at 
Jallundur,  30th  Nov.  1849.  Publication 
— Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat. 
Ace,  xx.). 

LEWIS  BALFOUR,  pres.  by  William 
Somervell  of  Hamilton's  Farm  22nd 
Jan.,  and  ord.  28th  Aug.  1806  ;  trans, 
to  Colinton  28th  Aug.  1823. 


1806 


JOHN  STEWART,  M.A. ;  trans,  from 
1824  Oldham  Street  Church,  Liverpool ; 
pres.  by  Miss  Agnes  Somervell  of 
Hamilton's  Farm  22nd  Sept.  1823  ;  adm. 
11th  March  1824  ;  trans,  to  Liberton  28th 
Sept.  1843. 

JOHN  RANKINE,  born  28th  Dec.  1816, 

1843  son  °^  J°nn  R-  °f  Knockdon,  Ayr- 
shire, and  Marion  Sloan ;  educated 
at  Maybole,  Ayr  Academy,  and  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  14th 
Sept.  1842 ;  assistant  at  Lauder ;  pres.  by 
Miss  Somervell  of  Sorn ;  ord.  30th  Nov. 
1843;  D.D.  (Edinburgh  1880);  Moderator 
of  General  Assembly  24th  May  1883 ;  died 
30th  April  1885.  He  marr.  29th  April 
1845,  Jane  (died  21st  Dec.  1879),  daugh.  of 
Charles  Simson  of  Threepwood,  Roxburgh- 
shire, and  had  issue — John  of  Threepwood, 
K.C.,  LL.D.,  advocate,  Professor  of  Scots 


Law,  Edinburgh,  born  18th  Feb.  1846; 
Charles  Simson  of  Threepwood,  W.S.,  who 
assumed  the  name  of  Simson,  born  15th 
Oct.  1847,  died  19th  Nov.  1911 ;  Margaret 
Romanes,  born  25th  May  1849  (marr. 
John  Brown,  D.D.,  min.  of  Bellahouston, 
Moderator  in  1916) ;  Adam  George,  mer- 
chant, Liverpool,  born  17th  April  1852; 
Marion  Elizabeth,  born  4th  April  1854 
(marr.  Archibald  Scott,  D.D.,  min.  of  St 
George's,  Edinburgh,  Moderator  in  1896) ; 
James,  Liverpool,  born  23rd  Dec.  1855 ; 
Janet  Simson,  born  29th  July  1858  (marr. 
George  Milligan,  D.D.,  Professor  of 
Divinity,  Glasgow  Univ.),  died  16th  Dec. 
1898 ;  Graham  Somervell,  born  27th  and 
died  30th  March  1861  ;  Jane  Tait,  born 
1st  Jan.,  died  18th  Sept.  1863.  Publication 
— Address  at  Close  of  General  Assembly, 
1883. 

RICHARD  SPENSER  RITCHIE,  ord. 
18__     21st  July  1885;  trans,  to  Mains  and 
Strathmartine  21st  Nov.  1888. 

HENRY  CUNNINGHAM  BEGG,  born 
1st  Dec.  1856,  son  of  William  B., 
D.D.,  min.  of  Falkirk ;  educated  at 
Falkirk  Grammar  School  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Linlithgow 
May  1884 ;  assistant  at  Sorn  and  Maxwell 
Parish,  Glasgow  ;  ord.  21st  Feb.  1889;  died 
unmarr.  11th  Feb.  1919. 


1919 


DAVID  FYFE  M'MATH,  born  Forfar, 
24th  Oct.  1889,  son  of  Robert  M. 
and  Jessie  Fyfe  ;  educated  at  Forfar 
Academy  and  Univ.  of  St  Andrews,  M.A. 
(1911),  B.D.  (1914);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Forfar  1914 ;  served  in  European  War  as 
Captain  R.F.A.,  1914-19,  awarded  M.C. 
1917  ;  assistant  at  Galston  ;  ord.  18th  June 
1919.  Marr.  6th  Aug.  1915,  Christina  J., 
daugh.  of  Alexander  Cargill,  and  has  issue 
— Ian  Forbes,  born  3rd  July  1917  ;  Ronald 
Alexander  Cargill,  born  27th  Sept.  1919. 


STAIR. 

[The  parish  of  Stair  was  disjoined  from 
Ochiltree  by  the  Commissioners  of  Teinds 
9th  July  1673.  Its  erection  was  ratified 
by    Act   of    Parliament   22nd  July    1690, 


70 


STAIR 


[PRESB.  OF 


and  a  second  time  in  1709.    Stair  church 
was  rebuilt  in  1864.] 

GEORGE    CAMPBELL,    trans,    from 
171       Kilmadock ;      called      25th     March 
1708;  adm.  7th  June   1710;    trans, 
to  High  Church,  Glasgow,  12th  May  1715. 

JOHN  BURNET,  educated  at  Univ.  of 
1717  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glas- 
gow 8th  Dec.  1715 ;  was  tutor  in  the 
family  of  Montgomery  of  Coilsfield ;  called 
20th  Sept.  1716;  ord.  13th  March  1717; 
died  between  22nd  Nov.  1732  and  1st  Aug. 
1733.  He  marr.  (cont.  22nd  May  1728), 
Jean,  third  daugh.  of  Hugh  Montgomery 
of  Coilsfield  (she  marr.  secondly,  John 
M'Dermeit,  min.  of  Second  Charge,  Ayr), 
and  had  issue — John  ;  Jean. 

JOHN  STEELE,  son  of  John  S.,  min. 
17  g  of  Old  Cumnock ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Ayr  29th  May  1734  ;  called  24th 
April,  and  ord.  14th  Aug.  1735.  Having 
been  present  at  the  theatre  when  Home's 
tragedy  of  Douglas  was  acted,  he  was  called 
before  the  Presb.  and  had  to  express  regret. 
He  died  Father  of  the  Church,  13th 
April  1804,  aged  93.  He  marr.  (1)  cont. 
6th  June  1748,  Mary  (died  14th  Oct.  1761), 
eldest  daugh.  of  John  Chalmers  of  Gad- 
girth,  but  had  no  issue :  (2)  10th  Aug. 
1762,  Christian  (died  at  Edinburgh,  21st 
April  1814,  aged  85),  daugh.  of  John  Steuart 
of  Dalguise,  and  had  issue — Julia  (marr. 
1796,  Francis  Redfearn,  H.E.I.C.S.,  of 
Langton  Lodge,  Yorks),  died  22nd  Aug. 
1851 ;  Margaret  (marr.  1800,  Lieut.-Col. 
Joseph  Burnett,  H.E.I.C.S.).  Publications 
— Sermons  (Edinburgh,  1778);  Account  of 
the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  vi.).— 
[Paterson's  Ayr,  i.,  237;  Tombst.;  Scots 
Mag.,  xix.] 

ALEXANDER  SMALL,  pres.  by  John, 
1805    Earl  of  Stair,  27th  Aug.,  and  ord. 
18th  April  1805;  trans,  to  Second 
Charge,  Stirling,  21st  Jan.  1818. 

WILLIAM  RORISON,  studied  at  Univ. 

1818     of  Edinburgh;   tutor  in  the  family 

of  Sir  William  Miller,  Lord  Glenlee  ; 

licen.  by  Presb.  of  Kirkcudbright  7th  Jan. 

1818;  pres.  by  John,  Earl  of  Stair,  20th 


Feb.,  and  ord.  24th  Sept.  1818  ;  died  29th 
May  1862.  He  marr.  7th  June  1819,  Mary 
(died  19th  June  1868),  fifth  daugh.  of 
William  Peebles,  D.D.,  min.  of  Newton  - 
upon-Ayr,  and  had  issue— Jane,  born  8th 
June  1820  (marr.  Robert  Inglis,  min.  of 
Craigie) ;  Margaret  Ann,  born  22nd  Aug. 
1822,  died  10th  May  1847;  William  Peebles, 
D.D.,  min.  of  Dalserf,  born  30th  Oct.  1826  ; 
Mary,  born  16th  July  1832.  Publication- 
Account  of  the  Parish  {Neio  Stat.  Ace,  v.). 

WILLIAM  M'CAA  KER,  born  2nd  Nov. 
1862  182^,  eldest  son  of  John  K.,  banker, 
Stranraer ;  educated  at  Glasgow 
Univ. ;  ord.  to  New  Luce  8th  Feb.  1855 ; 
trans,  and  adm.  23rd  Oct.  1862;  died  9th 
March  1881.  He  marr.  20th  Feb.  1861, 
Jessie  (died  28th  Feb.  1912),  daugh.  of 
John  Allan,  writer,  Glasgow,  and  had  issue 
—John,  born  19th  Feb.  1862,  died  9th  Aug. 
1877  ;  Helen  Alexandra,  born  10th  March 
1863,  died  7  th  Aug.  1912  ;  Francis  Walter, 
Glasgow,  born  18th  June  1864;  Georgina 
Margaret,  born  24th  Feb.  1866,  died  21st 
June  1870  ;  William  Albert,  Glasgow,  born 
10th  March  1869;  David  Stevenson,  mer- 
chant, Glasgow,  born  10th  Sept.  1872  ;  Lydia 
Morland  Murray,  born  17th  April  1876. 

JAMES  KING  HEWISON,  M.A.,  B.D. ; 
1881     orc*-    15t^     Sept.    1881 ;     trans,    to 
Rothesay  8th  Jan.  1884. 

CHARLES     STEWART     RUSSELL, 

1884    ^cen-  by  Presb.  of   Greenock   18th 

Oct.   1876;  ord.  to  Patna  3rd  May 

1880;  trans,  and  adm.  3rd  July  1884,  died 

unmarr.  29th  Aug.  1889. 


1890 


ROBERT  BARR  DICKSON,  born  10th 
Jan.  1859,  son  of  John  Inches  D., 
min.  of  Kirkbean ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  ord.  to  Holytown 
25th  Jan.  1883;  trans,  and  adm.  20th 
March  1890;  res.  5th  July  1899.  Marr. 
15th  Sept,  1885,  Flora  (died  29th  Sept. 
1886),  daugh.  of  Alexander  Macdonald, 
min.  of  Kildonan,  and  has  issue — George 
Arthur  Macdonald,  min.  of  Fordyce,  born 
22nd  Sept.  1886. 


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71 


WILLIAM  HENRY  SHANNON,  born 

1899      Glasg°w>     18tl1     JaU>     1868,     SOn     0i 

James  S.  and  Ellen  Dunn ;  edu- 
cated at  Mearns  Street  Public  School, 
Avenue  Park  Collegiate  School,  Greenock, 
and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Greenock  24th  April  1894 ;  assistant  at 
Inversnaid,  Thornwood,  and  Riccarton 
(Kilmarnock);  ord.  7th  Dec.  1899.  Marr. 
2nd  June  1908,  Hilda,  daugh.  of  John 
Meikle  of  Barskimming  and  Lochlibo,  and 
has  issue — Hilda  Helen  Elizabeth,  born 
20th  June  1909 ;  Constance  Eileen,  born 
31st  Aug.  1910;  Agnes  Meikle,  born  26th 
Dec.  1913  ;  James,  born  29th  Jan.  1916. 


STRAITON. 

[The  church  of  Straiton  was  dedicated  to 
St  Cuthbert.  It  belonged  to  the  Abbey  of 
Crossregal.  A  stone  in  the  churchyard  here 
records  the  memory  of  Thomas  MacHaffie, 
who,  in  1686,  was  raised  from  a  sick  bed, 
and  required  to  take  the  Oath  of  Ab- 
juration. Failing  to  do  so,  he  was  shot 
forthwith.  At  the  foot  of  Trostan  Hill 
in  the  parish,  there  was  a  chapel  of  St 
Drostan.] 


1568 


JOHN  M'QUORNE,  formerly  exhorter  ; 
entered  at  Beltein  in  1568.  In  1574 
he  had  also  Maybole,  Kirkbryde,  and 
Kirkmichael  under  his  charge ;  was  on  a 
committee  nominated  by  the  Privy  Council 
6th  March  1589,  for  the  preservation  of 
true  religion  in  the  sheriffdom  of  Carrick  ; 
still  min.  in  1597,  and  died  previous  to 
30th  May  1598.— [Reg.  Min. ;  Calderwood's 
Hist.,  iv.,  570.] 

JOHN  M'QUORNE,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1598  1589) ;  adm.  to  Dalmellington  in 
1591 ;  trans,  to  Maybole  in  1595 ; 
pres.  to  the  vicarage  by  James  VI.  30th 
May  1598 ;  was  enjoined  by  the  Presb.  27th 
June  1642,  to  get  "ane  helper  in  respect 
of  the  laichnes  and  infirmitie  of  his  voyce  "  ; 
was  dep.  26th  Nov.  1645,  as  he  "usuallie 
frequents  the  aill-house,  drinking  indiffir- 
entlie  with  all  sorts  of  persons  from  morning 
to  night,  except  a  little  in  the  midst  of  the 
day,  when  he  goes  home  to  take  a  sleep.1' 


He  marr.  Jean  M'Quhirtour,  widow  of 
James  Chalmers.  She  died  July  1635,  and 
had  issue — James  ;  Samuel ;  Jean  ;  Eliza- 
beth (marr.,  cont.  23rd  Nov.  1636,  Thomas 
M'Blane  in  Camragen). — [Eeg.  Assig. ;  Ayr 
Sess.  Reg. ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Booke  of  the 
Kirk ;  Calderwood's  Hist.,  vii.,  385 ;  Reg. 
of  Deeds,  dxiv.,  318.] 

HEW  ECCLES,  M.A.  (Edinburgh, 
1644  2<^  "^y  1638) ;  called  unanim- 
ously, and  adm.  (colleague)  28th 
Aug.  1644  ;  pres.  to  the  vicarage  by  Charles 
I.  March  1647;  died  March  1662,  aged 
about  44.  He  marr.  Anna,  daugh.  of 
William  Cockburn,  min.  of  Kirkmichael, 
she  survived  him,  and  had  issue — William, 
served  heir,  19th  Feb.  1663;  Anna.—  [Reg. 
Sec.  Sig. ;  Baillie's  Lett. ;  Glasg.  Tests. ; 
Inq.  Ret.  Gen.,  4677,  Ayr,  622.] 

DAVID  M'QUORNE,  adm.  to  Alloway 
1662  Def°re  !636 ;  pres.  by  Charles  II. 
11th  Sept.  1662 ;  still  min.  7th  April 
1664.  He  marr.  Margaret  Annand,  who 
survived  him,  and  had  issue — a  daugh. 
(marr.  Adam  Blair) ;  a  daugh.  (marr.  John 
Rankine  of  Blook) ;  Sara  (marr.  David 
M'Querne,  min.  of  Kirkmabreck). — [Reg. 
Sec.  Sig. ;  Ayr  Sheriff-Court  Books,  20th 
Oct.  1682.] 

GEORGE  MEIK,  educated  at  St  Sal- 
1683  vators  College ;  M.A.  (St  Andrews, 
23rd  July  1672) ;  passed  trials  before 
the  Presb.  there,  and  had  a  testimonial  for 
licence  18th  Aug.  1675 ;  was  an  expectant 
31st  Aug.  1679 ;  adm.  min.  of  Coylton 
before  12th  Dec.  1682 ;  trans,  here  in 
1683;  deserted  his  charge  in  1689.— [Ket- 
tins  Sess.  Reg. ;  Ayr  Sheriff-Court  Books, 
30th  Jan.  1683.] 

ALEXANDER  KENNEDY,  born  1663, 
1691  son  of  John  K.  of  Dalmorton  ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Ayr  27th  April  1688; 
called  July  1689 ;  ord.  27th  Jan.  1691 ; 
he  was  immediately  commissioned  to  the 
North,  and  acted  a  conspicuous  part  in 
supplying  the  church  of  Foveran,  under 
the  auspices  of  the  Presb.  of  Aberdeen, 
and  the  protection  of  Alexander  Udny  of 
Udny's  servants,  and  armed  dragoons.  He 
died  before  16th  March  1737.     He  acquired 


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[PKESB.  OF 


the  estate  of  Knockgray,  Kirkcudbright. 
He  marr.  (1)  13th  Jan.  1691,  Elizabeth 
Chalmers  of  Bonnington,  who  died  1710, 
and  had  issue — John  of  Knockgray  ;  Adam, 
licentiate,  died  in  1738  :  (2)  Jean  Crawford, 
who  died  17th  Sept.  1763,  and  had  issue — 
Anna.  —  [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Spalding  Club 
Miss.,  ii.] 

ROBERT  WALKER,  called  unanimously 
17        8th  June,  and  ord.  14th  Sept.  1738  ; 
trans,  to  Second  Charge,  South  Leith, 
20th  Nov.  1746. 

JOHN  M'DERMEIT  [FERGUSS- 
ll74g  HILL],  born  1724,  son  of  John  M., 
min.  of  Ayr ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  M.A.  (1746)  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Ayr  21st  Dec.  1748 ;  called  23rd  Feb.,  and 
ord.  3rd  Aug.  1749 ;  he  assumed  the  name 
of  Fergusshill ;  died  13th  Sept.  1793.  He 
marr.  11th  Jan.  1762,  Agnes  (died  at  Largs, 
20th  June  1818,  aged  81),daugh.  of  William 
M'Jerrow  of  Altanalbany,  and  had  issue — 
John,  born  24th  April  1763  ;  William,  born 
12th  Dec.  1764;  Giles,  born  25th  Dec. 
1766;  Janet,  born  27th  Feb.  1769  (marr. 
27th  March  1796,  Andrew  Wilson,  mer- 
chant, Renfrew) ;  Agnes,  born  29th  Jan. 
1771  (marr.  William  Crawford,  D.D.,  min. 
of  this  parish) ;  Jean,  born  12th  Jan.  1773  ; 
Robert,  born  17th  Sept.  1775 ;  Helen, 
born  23rd  May  1778,  died  7th  March  1828. 

WILLIAM  CRAWFORD,  probably 
fourth  son  of  William  C,  farmer, 
New  Cumnock;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Hamilton 
24th  April  1787 ;  pres.  by  George  III.  9th 
Nov.  1790 ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor) 
21st  April  1791 ;  D.D.  (St  Andrews,  3rd 
Feb.  1810) ;  res.  2nd  Oct.  1816,  on  appoint- 
ment as  Professor  of  Moral  Philosophy,  St 
Andrews ;  died  23rd  Sept.  1822,  aged  60. 
He  marr.  6th  Feb.  1792,  Agnes,  daugh.  of 
John  M'Dermeit,  min.  of  this  parish,  and 
had  issue — William,  born  23rd  Oct.  1793 ; 
Agnes,  born  21st  March  1795 ;  John 
M'Dermeit,  born  4th  Dec.  1796;  Andrew, 
born  29th  May  1798;  Elizabeth,  born  6th 
Aug.  1799,  died  30th  Dec.  1813;  Robert, 
born  13th  Feb.  1802 ;  George  (twin),  born 
13th     Feb.    1802;    Alexander,    born    29th 


1791 


Oct.  1804 ;  Thomas  Jackson,  D.D.,  Professor 
of  Divinity,  Edinburgh,  born  13th  Feb.  1812. 
Publication — Sermons  (Edinburgh,  1815). 

JOHN  PAUL,  pres.  by  George,  Prince 
lgl7     Regent,    6th    Nov.    1816 ;    ord.    1st 
May   1817;    trans,   to   Maybole   4th 
Sept.  1823. 

ROBERT  PATON,  pres.  by  George  IV. 
1824     15th    Sept.    1823;    ord.   22nd   April 
1824;   trans,   to  St   David's   Parish, 
Glasgow,  11th  April  1844. 

v  JOHN  BLAIR,  born  30th  Jan.  1821,  son 
1844     °^  Thomas  B.,  min.  of  Colmonell ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  B.A. 
(1839);     licen.    by    Presb.    of    Stranraer; 
pres.  by  Queen  Victoria ;  ord.  25th  July 
1844;  died  21st  Oct.  1898.     He  marr.  7th 
April   1847,   Jean   (died   20th    Feb.   1916), 
daugh.   of   Quintin   Macadam,  Dalmorton, 
Ayrshire,  and  had  issue — Margaret  Eliza- 
beth, born  13th  March  1848  ;  Thomas,  born 
14th   Oct.   1849;  Quintin,  born   28th  Oct 
1851;    Anna  M'Fadzean,  born   19th  July 
1853;   John  Henry,  born  23rd  May  1855 
Jane    Macadam,    born    11th    June    1857 
Catherine    Jane,    born    25th    Aug.    1859 
James     Andrew,    born    24th    Jan.    1862 
Henrietta  Ritchie   (twin),  born   24th  Jan. 
1862,  died  9th  Feb.  1890. 

WELLWOOD  MAXWELL  LANDALE, 
1899  Dorn  24^U  June  1870,  son  of  David 
L.,  min.  of  Applegarth ;  educated  at 
Fettes  College  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
M.A.  (1892) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Lochmaben 
1896;  assistant  at  St  Giles,  Edinburgh, 
1897;  ord.  20th  April  1899.  Marr.  16th 
July  1902,  Agnes  Frances,  daugh.  of  John 
Macvicar  Anderson,  architect,  London. 


SYMINGTON. 

[The  church  of  Symington  belonged 
to  the  Ministry  of  the  Red  Friars  of  Fail, 
and  is  an  ancient  Norman  building  It 
was  restored  in  1919.] 

Sir  JOHN  MILLAR,  vicar  in  1566.— 

1566  [Treas.  Ace,  xi.,  487.] 

THOMAS    CARRINGTON,   reader   in 

1567  1567. 


ayk] 


SYMINGTON 


73 


JOHN    MILLAR    (probably    same    as 
above),   reader,   1574  to  1586 ;    died 
1574     previous  to  27th  May  1598. 

ROBERT   MONTGOMERIE,   formerly 
min.  of  Stirling  and  Archbishop  of 
Glasgow ;  adm.  in  Feb.  1587 ;  trans, 
to  Stewarton  about  1589. 

WILLIAM  WALLACE,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1595) ;  pres.  to  the  vicarage  by 
1598  James  VI.  27th  May  1598,  and  again 
by  him  as  tutor-at-law  of  Henry,  Duke  of 
Rothesay,  2nd  Dec.  1601  ;  still  min.  16th 
Feb.  1626.  He  marr.  Jane  Cathcart,  and 
had  issue— Agnes  (marr.  William,  eldest  son 
of  John  Wallace  in  Scheilles). — [Ayr  Sas., 
iii.,  575.] 


1636 


ROBERT  MONTGOMERIE,  M.A.  (Glas- 
gow 1617) ;  adm.  in  1636  ;  deprived 
before  April  1642.— [Syn.  Boll,  1642.] 


JOHN  GEMMILL,  M.A.  (Glasgow  1637) ; 
reader  and  schoolmaster  of  Mauch- 
1642  line;  adm.  6th  July  1642;  refused 
to  conform  to  Episcopacy  in  1662 ;  dep. 
by  Diocesan  Synod  ;  was  accused  of  preach- 
ing and  baptizing  irregularly,  and  confined 
to  his  parish  March  1669 ;  returned  that 
year. 

JAMES    WHYTE,  adm.    about    1667; 
1667     trans,  to  Strichen  4th  July  1669. 


1669 


JOHN  GEMMILL  [in  Wodroiv, 
GEMBLE],  above  mentioned  ;  had 
an  indulgence  by  the  Privy  Council 
3rd  Aug.  1669;  was  sent  for  Aug.  1670, 
together  with  other  Presbyterian  mins., 
by  His  Majesty's  Commissioner,  to  consult 
in  order  to  an  Accommodation ;  returned 
to  the  parish  in  1687. 


1685 


WILLIAM  BLAIR,  son  of  Thomas  B., 
schoolmaster,  Monifietb ;  M.A.  (St 
Andrews,  25th  July  1676)  ;  passed 
trials  before  the  Presb.  of  Meigle ;  was 
recommended  for  licence  9th  Jan.  1683  : 
adm.  to  Sorn  before  31st  Aug.  1684  ;  trans, 
in  1685 ;  outed  in  1689 ;  deprived  by  Act 
of  Parliament  restoring  Presbyterian  mins., 
25th  April  1690.— [Kettins  Sess.  Reg.'] 


1687 


JOHN  GEMMILL,  above  mentioned ; 
returned  under  the  Toleration ;  was 
at  the  Presb.  3rd  Aug.  1687 ;  re- 
stored by  Act  of  Parliament,  25th  April 
1690  ;  died  Father  of  the  Church  be- 
tween 3rd  Jan.  and  7th  Feb.  1705,  aged 
about  88.  He  marr.,  and  had  issue — 
William  of  Tourlands  ;  John  ;  Marion. — 
[Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii.,  296  ;  Ayr  Sheriff-Court 
Books,  4th  July  1698.] 

WILLIAM  WALLACE,  chaplain  to 
Lady  Sinclair  of  Longformacus ; 
Keen,  by  Presb.  of  Dunbar  24th 
Sept.  1701  ;  called  (to  be  colleague)  Dec. 
1704  ;  ord.  28th  March  1705  ;  died  between 
23rd  April  and  3rd  Sept.  1706.  He  marr. 
Mary  Bankhead,  and  had  issue — Anna. — 
[Ayr  Sheriff-Court  Books,  31st  May  1707.] 

GEORGE  CRAWFORD,  called  21st  Oct. 
1708  ;  ord.  4th  May  1709  ;  trans,  to 


1705 


1709 


Stoneykirk  2nd  Jan.  1712. 


172 


1733 


JOHN  COCHRANE,  called  15th  April, 
and  ord.  10th  Sept.  1712 ;  died  be- 
1712  tween  7th  March  and  25th  April 
1722.  He  marr.,  and  had  issue — Elizabeth 
(marr.  George  Boyle  of  Mote) ;  Jean ; 
Margaret. 

GEORGE  REID,  M.A. ;  called  30th  Aug. 

1722;  ord.  20th  March  1723;  trans. 

to  St  Quivox  23rd  Nov.  1732. 
RICHARD  CUNNINGHAM,  born  1704, 

second  son  of  Alexander  C,  min.  of 

Dreghorn ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh ;  chaplain  in  the  family  of 
Lord  President  Dalrymple  ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Haddington  27th  Oct.  1730;  called  19th 
April,  and  ord.  6th  Sept.  1733 ;  died  4th 
Nov.  1760.  He  marr.  20th  March  1734, 
Ann,  daugh.  of  John  Murray,  merchant, 
Edinburgh,  to  whom  it  is  said  he  appeared 
in  a  dream  after  his  decease  and  told  her 
"  she  had  yet  fifteen  years  to  live,"  and  so 
it  nearly  happened,  as  she  died  24th  Oct. 
1775.  He  had  issue— Elizabeth,  born  2nd 
Sept.  1735  (marr.  George  Bannatyne,  min. 
of  St  George's  Church,  Glasgow);  Alex- 
ander, min.  of  this  parish  ;  Robert,  born 
13th  Dec.  1739,  went  abroad.  —  [North 
Berwick  Sess.  Beg. ;  Scots  Mag.,  xxii. ; 
Robertson's  Ayrsh.  Fam.,  i.,  315.] 


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[PRESB.  OF 


1761 


ALEXANDER  CUNNINGHAM,  born 
15th  April  1737,  eldest  son  of 
preceding ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  28th 
Nov.  1759 ;  pres.  to  Monkton  by  Thomas, 
Earl  of  Dundonald,  4th  Nov.  1760.  The 
presentation  being  disputed,  was  upheld 
by  Court  of  Session,  31st  Jan.  1761.  C. 
then  res.  and  was  pres.  by  Commissioner 
for  Alexander,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  March, 
and  ord.  3rd.  Sept.  1761 ;  libelled  18th 
Dec.  1765  for  "leaving  the  parish  in  1762, 
taking  up  his  residence  in  Edinburgh  till 
Dec.  last,  attending  the  theatre,  obscene 
conversation,  tippling,  drinking  to  excess, 
etc.,"  but  the  prosecution  was  withdrawn ; 
died  10th  Dec.  1783.  Publications— Two 
single  Discourses  or  Sermons  (Glasgow, 
1763-9);  Poems  on  the  British  Authors 
(Glasgow,  1779).  —  [Robertson's  Ayrsh. 
Fam.,  i.,  315.] 

WILLIAM  LOGAN,  eldest  son  of 
1784  "William  L.  of  Camlarg,  Ayrshire ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  30th  Jan.  1782; 
pres.  by  Archibald,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  in  May, 
and  ord.  16th  Sept.  1784;  died  4th  Oct. 
1801.  He  marr.  20th  March  1787,  Ann 
Baird,  who  died  10th  Feb.  1843,  and  had 
issue — Katherine,  born  22nd  April  1788 ; 
John,  captain  in  Madras  army,  born  26th 
Sept.  1789;  Euphemia,  born  10th  Nov. 
1791 ;  Anne,  born  5th  Nov.  1794 ;  Eliza- 
beth, born  2nd  Sept.  1796  ;  Helen,  born 
12th  June  1800.  Publication— Account  of 
the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  v.). 


1802 


ALEXANDER  FLOCKHART,  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Fordoun  4th  Sept.  1793 ; 
pres.  by  tutors  of  Mary,  Lady 
Montgomerie,  20th,  22nd,  and  25th  March, 
and  ord.  16th  Sept.  1802 ;  died  unmarr. 
2nd  May  1808. 

THOMAS  SMITH  WHARRIE  [or 
M'WHARRIE],  born  19th  June 
1809  1776,  son  of  Robert  W.,  surgeon, 
Pathhead,  Douglas,  and  Elizabeth 
Smith ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
M.A.  (1795);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Lanark 
1st  Aug.  1804;  pres.  by  Lord  and  Lady 
Montgomerie  6th  Oct.  1808  ;  ord.  27th  April 


1809  ;  died  27th  Feb.  1844.  He  marr.  11th 
March  1816,  his  cousin  Elizabeth  (died  17th 
July  1867),  daugh.  of  John  Fraser,  min.  of 
Libberton,  and  had  issue — Jane,  born  13th 
March  1817,  died  unmarr.  at  Glasgow, 
March  1895;  Robert,  M.D.,  Deputy  In- 
spector-General of  Hospitals,  born  28th 
Oct.  1819,  died  at  Toftcombs,  Biggar,  28th 
Aug.  1899 ;  John,  farmer  in  America,  born 
30th  Sept.  1822,  died  unmarr. ;  Eliza, 
born  27th  Jan.  1826,  died  at  Glasgow  July 
1893  ;  Thomas,  C.E.,  Glasgow,  born  30th 
Aug.  1828,  died  1916  or  1917. 

GEORGE  ORR,  born  1814,  third  son  of 
James  O.,  farmer,  Dundonald;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Irvine ;  pres.  by  Mary,  Lady 
Montgomerie  ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor) 
10th  Sept.  1840.  Joined  the  Free  Church 
in  1843 ;  min.  of  Symington  Free  Church, 
1843-82;  died  at  Edinburgh,  15th  July 
1882.  He  marr.  1850,  Jessie  Hamilton 
Howe. 


1840 


1844 


JOHN  DAVIDSON,  born  1798,  youngest 
son  of  James  D.,  schoolmaster, 
Lanarkshire ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (1832);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Glasgow;  pres.  by  Mary,  Lady  Mont- 
gomerie ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  25th 
Jan.  1844  ;  died  17th  April  1883.  He  marr. 
1st  Feb.  1844,  Helen  Thomson  (died  3rd 
Nov.  1881),  and  had  issue — Jane,  born 
15th  Feb.  1846  (marr.  Matthew  Meikle, 
min.  of  Fintry). 


1878 


PETER  CONSTABLE  LYALL,  born 
Logie,  Fife,  1853  ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  St  Andrews ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
St  Andrews  6th  June  1876 ;  ord.  (assistant 
and  successor)  14th  Nov.  1878 ;  died  un- 
marr., 19th  July  1905. 

v  JOHN  GAGE  BOYD,  born  19th  Aug. 
1906  1873,  son  of  John  B.  and  Margaret 
Anderson  ;  educated  at  Coleraine 
Academical  Institution  and  Univ.  of  St 
Andrews  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  (Original 
Secession  Church) ;  ord.  to  Original  Seces- 
sion Church,  Midlem,  in  1899 ;  adm.  to 
Church  of  Scotland  in  1904  ;  assistant  at 
Galashiels  in  1905;  adm.  here  17th  Jan. 
1906.     Marr.  5th  Aug.  1902,  Minnie,  only 


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75 


daugh.  of  Andrew  Reid,  Coleraine,  and  has 
issue  — Annie  Elizabeth  Gage,  born  14th 
March  1909. 


TARBOLTON   AND    BARNWEIL. 

[These  two  parishes  were  united  in  1673. 
The  rectory  of  Tarbolton  was  a  prebend  of 
Glasgow.  Tarbolton  Church  was  rebuilt  in 
1821.] 

DAVID  CURLE,  reader  from  Nov. 
1571     1571. 

JOHN  NISBET,  son  of  John  N.  in 
167g  Rystubhill,  East  Lothian ;  entered 
1st  May  1575,  Barnweil,  St  Quivox, 
Monkton,  and  Prestwick,  being  also  in  his 
charge ;  died  Aug.  1610.  He  marr. 
Margaret  Dunbar,  who  survived  him,  and 
had  issue — William,  his  successor  in  this 
parish;  Adam,  notary.  —  [Beg.  Assig. ; 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Regality  of  Torphichen 
Minutes,  1614-15,  p.  117  :  Laing  Charters, 
1871.] 

WILLIAM  NISBET,  eldest  son  of 
iei4  Preceding ;  adm.  about  1614 ;  was 
still  min.  4th  Sept.  1650.  He  marr. 
Jean  Wallace,  and  had  issue  —  Edward. 
Publications — A  Golden  Chain  of  Time 
(Edinburgh,  1650) ;  Scripture  Chronology 
(London,  1655). — [Ayr  Sess.  Beg. ;  Reg.  of 
Deeds,  ccclxvii.,  29 ;  (Doivnie),  dlxxi.,  13th 
Nov.  1652.] 

JOHN  GUTHRIE,  youngest  son  of 
1658  James  G.  of  Pitforthie,  Forfar- 
shire; M.A.  (Glasgow  1652);  adm. 
about  1658 ;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parlia- 
ment 11th  June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy 
Council  1st  Oct.  1662.  He  was  accused  of 
turbulent  and  seditious  conduct  14th  July 
1663 ;  took  part  in  the  Pentland  Rising  in 
1666,  but  was  prevented  from  being  present 
at  Rullion  Green  through  illness.  He  was 
indicted  before  the  Justiciary  Court  15th 
Aug.  1667  and  condemned  to  death,  but 
received  the  royal  pardon  1st  Oct.  there- 
after; died  in  1669,  aged  about  37.  He 
was  an  excellent  musician.  He  marr. 
Mary  Haldane,  who  survived  him,  and  was 
imprisoned  at  Edinburgh  for  attending  a 
conventicle  6th  Nov.  1676.     Publication — 


A  Sermon  upon  Breach  of  Covenant 
(Howie's  collection). — [Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii., 
28,  73,  335;  Guthrie's  Christian's  Great 
Interest;  Acts  Pari.,  ix. ;  Kirkton's  Hist.] 

WILLIAM  NASMYTH,  M.A. ;  trans, 
from  Borgue  in  1666 ;  trans,  to 
Eckford  8th  May  1678. 

JAMES  [Wodrow  says,  GEORGE] 
1681  GILLESPIE,  M.A.  (Glasgow,  4th 
July  1670) ;  adm.  about  1681  ;  he 
and  his  brother-in-law,  James  Gordon, 
min.  of  Rosneath,  having  been  assaulted 
and  wounded  in  his  manse,  the  parishioners 
were  summoned  before  the  Privy  Council 
2nd  June  1681 ;  outed  at  the  Revolution, 
he  retired  to  Edinburgh,  and  was  living 
in  Murray's  Land  at  the  Craig  Well  in 
1701.  He  marr.  Anne,  daugh.  of  Archibald 
Dennistoun  of  Dalquharn,  min.  of  Campsie. 
—[Wodrow's  Hist.,  iii.,  246;  Rule's  Sec. 
Vindication ;  P.  C.  Beg.,  3rd  ser.,  vii.,  123, 
187-8.] 

GEORGE     ANDREWS,     called     July 
1689     1688;  ord.  28th  March  1689;  trans, 
to  Prestonpans  10th  Oct.  1694. 

HENRY   OSBORN,  studied  at    Univ. 

of  Glasgow  in  1680  ;  licen.  by  Presb. 

of  Ayr  10th  April,  called  June,  and 
ord.  11th  Dec.  1695 ;  died  between  1st 
June  and  4th  Aug.  1737.  He  marr.  (cont. 
12th  March  1701),  Janet,  daugh.  of  Archi- 
bald Dickson  of  Tourlands,  and  had  issue 
— Janet  (marr.  John  Adams,  min.  of  Dal- 
rymple) ;  Margaret  (marr.  Robert  Fergus- 
son,  min.  of  Ayr). — [Ayr  Sas.<  vii.,  243.] 

PATRICK  WODROW,  born  8th  March 
1*738  i?13'  second  son  of  Robert  W.,  min. 
of  Eastwood,  the  historian ;  called 
13th  April,  and  pres.  by  Montgomerie  of 
Coilsfield;  ord.  18th  Aug.  1738;  D.D. 
(St  Andrews,  28th  June  1784);  died  17th 
April  1793.  He  marr.  18th  June  1755, 
Elizabeth  (died  at  Mauchline,  19th  March 
1812,  aged  98),  daugh.  of  James  Balfour  of 
Pilrig,  and  had  issue — Robert  of  Viewfield, 
born  8th  May  1758.  Publication — Copy  of 
a  Printed  Letter,  signed  John  Gillies, 
addressed  to   the  Elders  of  the  Synod  of 


76 


TARBOLTON  AND  BARN  WEIL 


[PRESB.  OF 


Glasgow  and  Air,  with  Observations  Moral 
and  Theological  (1784).— [Wodrow's  Hist., 
i.,  xvii ;  Life  of  J.  Wodrow  ;  Tombst.] 

JOHN  M'MATH,  eldest  son  of  James  M., 
17S2  in  the  parish  of  Galston ;  MA. 
(Glasgow  1772) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Ayr  5th  July  1779 ;  called  20th  Dec.  1781 ; 
ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  16th  May 
1782 ;  dem.  21st  Dec.  1791,  enlisted  as  a 
private  soldier ;  died  at  Rossul  in  Mull, 
10th  Dec.  1825.  He  was  a  friend  of  Burns, 
and  erred  in  being  too  fond  of  convivial 
society.  One  of  the  poet's  rhyming  Epistles 
was  addressed  to  him. — [Wallace's  Burns, 
i.,  193.] 

WILLIAM  RITCHIE,  pres.  by  Colonel 

7  .     Hugh    Montgomerie    of    Coilsfield, 

afterwards    Earl    of    Eglinton    9th 

Sept.  1793;   ord.   24th  April   1794;   trans. 

to  Kilwinning  8th  Nov.  1798. 

JOHN  RITCHIE,  bapt.  2nd  Nov.  1760, 
1799  y°unSer  son  °f  John  R.,  wright, 
Foulis  Wester;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Chanonry 
13th  July  1790;  ord.  to  Dunsyre  4th  Sept. 
1794 ;  pres.  by  Hugh,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  in 
March,  trans,  and  adm.  27th  June  1799; 
D.D.  (Edinburgh,  28th  July  1827);  died 
17th  May  1828.  He  marr.  30th  April  1797, 
Christian  Stoddart,  who  died  3rd  Oct.  1844, 
and  had  issue — William,  born  17th  Jan. 
1798 ;  David,  min.  of  this  parish ;  John, 
born  4th  Dec.  1801 ;  James,  born  30th 
March  1804;  George,  D.D.,  min.  of  Jed- 
burgh, born  22nd  Sept.  1806;  Elizabeth, 
born  2nd  Sept.  1808 ;  Alexander,  born 
18th  Sept.  1811,  died  16th  Feb.  1821; 
Maurice  Murray,  born  17th  Jan.  1815. 
Publication — Accounts  of  Coupar  -  Angus 
and  Kettins  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace). 

DAVID  RITCHIE,  born  11th  Nov.  1799, 
1829  second  son  of  preceding ;  MA. 
(Edinburgh,  4th  Dec.  1824);  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Cupar  3rd  June  1824 ;  pres. 
by  Archibald  William,  Earl  of  Eglinton, 
with  consent  of  his  curators  2nd,  6th, 
7th,  and  11th  Aug.  1828;  ord.  22nd  Jan. 
1829;  died  4th  July  1883.  He  marr.  6th 
April  1848,  Mary  Kelso  Ballantyne  (died 
4th   Nov.   1832),   daugh.   of    Robert  Auld, 


1883 


min.  of  Ayr  and  widow  of  Alexander 
Wilson,  and  had  issue  —  Susan  Alexis, 
born  19th  Jan.  1849  ;  John  William,  min.  of 
Langside,  born  15th  Oct.  1851.  Publication 
— Account  of  the  Parish  (Netv  Stat.  Ace,  v.). 

JAMES  CRAIG  HIGGINS.born  Irvine, 
27th  Sept.  1856,  son  of  David  H. 
and  Janet  Craig  ;  educated  at  Irvine 
School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  MA.  (1880), 
B.D.  (1883) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Greenock  in 
1883  ;  assistant  at  West  Parish,  Greenock  ; 
ord.  19th  Sept.  1883.  Marr.  3rd  June  1879, 
Mary  Ann  Macleod,  daugh.  of  John  Camp- 
bell, farmer,  Maybole.  Publications — Life 
of  Robert  Burns  (Paisley,  1893) ;  Patriotic 
Pageant  " Britannia 's  Reception"  (1914). 


BARNWEIL. 

[The  church  of  Barnweil  belonged  to  the 
ministry  of  Fail  within  the  parish.  Of  this 
religious  house,  founded  in  1252,  there  are 
now  but  very  scanty  remains.  It  was  the 
chief  Scottish  convent  of  the  Order  of  the 
Red  Friars,  or  Friars  of  the  Holy  Trinity  ; 
its  superior,  termed  the  Minister  of  Fail, 
being  provincial  of  the  order  in  Scotland. 
The  ruins  of  Barnweil  Church  still  stand 
in  the  churchyard.  The  parish  was  sup- 
pressed by  the  Commissioners  of  Teinds, 
9th  July  1673,  and  annexed  to  the  parishes 
of  Tarbolton  and  Craigie.] 

JOHN  MILLAR,  exhorter,  Nov. 
1566     1566. 

1574  ROBERT  GAW,  reader  in  1574. 

JOHN    NISBET,    min.    of    Tarbolton; 

1575  also  had  charge  here. 

DAVID  ALANSON  [ALISON],  reader 

1576  from  1576  to  1580. 

ROBERT  CUNNINGHAM,  min.  about 
1580.  He  marr.  Jean,  daugh.  of 
Robert  Hunter  of  Hunterston  (she 
survived  him  and  marr.  (2)  before  1608, 
Alexander  Scrimgeour,  min.  of  Irvine),  and 
had  issue — Jean,  heiress  of  Hunterston 
(marr.  Patrick,  son  to  William  Hunter,  in 
Binberrie  Yairds) ;  Catherine,  died  before 
1613  (marr.  Robert  Cuninghame  of  Auchin- 
harvie. — [Paterson's  Ayr,  iii.,  347.] 


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77 


ROBERT  SOMERVILLE,  M.A. ;  trans, 
from  Coulter ;  pres.  to  the  vicarage 
by  James  VI.  before  21st  July  1615  ; 
re-trans,  to  Coulter  in  1616. 

JOHN  FERGUSSON,  son  of  William 
F.,  burgess  of  Glasgow ;  pres.  by 
James  VI.  21st  July  1616 ;  was 
served  nearest  agnate  to  the  children  of 
Robert  F.,  commissary  clerk  of  Lome,  4th 
April  1634;  still  min.  4th  Aug.  1639,  but 
died  shortly  afterwards.  He  had  issue — 
Alexander,  student  at  Glasgow  Univ.  in 
1647.— {Reg.  Sec.  Sig. ;  Ayr  Sess.  Beg. ; 
Inq.  Ret.  de  Tut.,  508,  509.] 

ROBERT  WALLACE,  M.A. ;  adm.  in 
1640;   took  the  side  of  the  Resolu- 
tioners,  and  was  promoted    to  the 
bishopric  of  the  Isles  in  1662  (q.v.). 

ROBERT  KINCAID,  probably  son  of 
John  K.  of  Auchenreoch  and  Agnes 
Buchanan;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1658); 
adm.  about  1662 ;  proposed  to  be  trans,  to 
Kirkmahoe  in  1672 ;  deserted  the  charge 
at  the  Revolution ;  retired  to  Glasgow ; 
died  Aug.  1691,  aged  about  53.— [Wodrow's 
Hist.,  ii.,  232 ;  Reg.  Old  Dec,  i. ;  Glasg. 
Tests.] 

ROBERT  PATON,  M.A.  (Glasgow  1648); 
,  adm.  to  Terregles  17th  July  1660; 

deprived  11th  June  1662 ;  engaged 
in  the  Rising  at  Pentland,  but  had  an  Act 
of  Indemnity  1st  Oct.  1667 ;  restored  by 
Act  of  Parliament,  25th  April  1690,  to  his 
charge ;  called  in  July,  and  trans.  26th 
Aug.  1691 ;  died  before  5th  July  1699,  aged 
about  71.  He  marr.  (1)  Sarah,  daugh.  of 
Robert  Maitland  of  Eccles  :  (2)  Elizabeth 
Kae,  who  died  17th  June  1709,  and  had 
issue— Margaret  (perhaps  marr.  John  Lock- 
hart  in  Ayr). — [Dumfries  Reg.  (Bapt.  and 
Bur.) ;  Wodrow's  Anal.] 


TROON  (Q.S.). 

[There  was  of  old  at  Troon  a  chapel  of 
St  Medan.  In  1836  a  mission  chapel  was 
built  here,  and  the  General  Assembly 
granted  a  constitution  and  assigned  a  dis- 
trict to  the  chapel.  The  parish  of  Troon 
was  disjoined  from  Dundonald  18th  March 
1878.] 

JAMES  FLEMING,  born  Glasgow,  17th 
1836  ^ec"  ^92,  eldest  son  of  Archibald 
F.,  Anderston,  Glasgow,  and  Isabella 
Maxwell  of  the  Pollok  family  ;  educated  at 
Burgh  School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  16th  Sept.  1824; 
min.  of  chapel  at  Troon,  1824-36  ;  ord.  15th 
Dec.  1836  ;  died  25th  Oct.  1888.  He  marr. 
15th  Feb.  1830,  Janet  (died  9th  June  1864), 
daugh.  of  Andrew  Hamilton,  min.  of  High 
Kirk,  Kilmarnock,  and  had  issue — Jessie, 
born  16th  Jan.  1831  (marr.  John  Neil 
M'Leod,  min.  of  Chryston) ;  Archibald, 
min.  of  St  Paul's  Church,  Perth,  born  14th 
Feb.  1833  ;  Isabella  Wilson,  born  12th  July 
1834  (marr.  1854,  James  Abercromby  Taylor, 
accountant,  Glasgow) ;  Andrew  Hamilton, 
warehouseman,  Glasgow,  born  18th  April 
1836,  died  8th  Sept.  1877  ;  Jane  Hamilton, 
born  18th  July  1838 ;  James,  D.D.,  min. 
of  Kettins,  born  12th  May  1842;  Rebecca 
Maxwell,  born  27th  June  1844.  Publica- 
tions— Numerous  short  memoirs,  pamphlets, 
and  tracts. 

ROBERT  SMITH,  born  Uphall,  2nd 
j  87  June  1858,  son  of  Robert  S.  and 
Catherine  Drysdale ;  educated  at 
Ecclesmachan  School  and  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  in 
1886 ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  18th 
May  1887.  Marr.  4th  June  1901,  Janet, 
daugh.  of  James  Gilmore,  Troon,  and  has 
issue — Robert  James,  born  12th  May  1902. 


PRESBYTERY  OF  IRVINE 


[In  1581  the  General  Assembly  erected  this  Court,  and  called  it  the  Presbytery  of 
Cunningham.  Nevertheless,  it  has  generally  been  styled,  from  its  place  of  meeting,  the 
Presbytery  of  Irvine.  Its  Records  are  extant  from  17th  Aug.  1687,  with  a  gap  from  18th 
April  1699  to  20th  Sept.  1710.] 


ARDROSSAN. 

[The  old  churchyard  lies  open  to  the 
wind  on  the  Castle  Hill  of  Ardrossan.  The 
church  there  was  blown  down  by  a  violent 
gale  in  1695.  A  new  church  was  then  built 
half  a  mile  inland  in  a  less  exposed  situa- 
tion. In  1744  this  latter  site  was  ex- 
changed for  one  at  the  rising  town  of 
Saltcoats.  The  new  building  there  fared 
little  better  from  the  western  blasts  than 
the  old  one  at  Ardrossan.  In  1773  it  was 
so  much  damaged  by  a  wild  storm  of 
wind  that  it  had  to  be  rebuilt  next  year. 
A  handsome  new  church  was  erected  in  1907. 
At  Saltcoats,  in  earlier  times,  there  was  a 
chapel  of  St  Medan.  Two  fairs  in  the  year 
were  held  at  Saltcoats,  one  on  St  Laurence's 
Day,  10th  Aug.,  the  other  on  the  Nativity 
of  St  Mary,  8th  Sept.] 

ALEXANDER  HENDERSON,  exhorter 
1567    from  Nov.  1567  to  Lammas  1572. 

7  THOMAS  BOYD,  reader  from  Lammas 

1572  1572  to  Beltein  1573. 

WILLIAM  MONTGOMERY,  reader  at 

1573  Beltein  1573. 

7  GEORGE     BOYD,     reader,     1574     to 

1574  1591. 

ALEXANDER     CAMPBELL,     M.A. ; 
min.  m   1591 ;   trans,  to  Stevenston 


1591 


before  1603. 

78 


ALEXANDER  DUNLOP,  M.A.  (Glas- 
le2_  gow  1610) ;  was  on  the  Exercise 
there  17th  Jan.  1616 ;  min.  in  1623 ; 
dep.  before  20th  Oct.  1646.  He  marr. 
Elizabeth  Hemes,  and  had  issue  — 
William. — [Commiss.  to  Ass.,  1638  ;  Baillie's 
Lett. ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  ccclvii.,  301.] 

RALPH    RODGER,    called    18th,    and 

7     adm.  27th  May  1647;   he  joined  the 

Protesting  Party  in  the  Church  and 

was  called  to  Ayr,  but  declined ;  trans,  to 

High  Kirk,  Glasgow,  5th  June  1659. 

JOHN    BELL    of   Blook,   adm.    about 
.  1659 ;    deprived  by  Act  of  Parlia- 

ment 11th  June,  and  Decreet  of 
Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662.  He  was 
granted  an  indulgence  by  the  Privy 
Council  27th  July  1669 ;  was  allowed  by 
the  Council  to  visit  his  father  who  was 
dying  22nd  June  1671,  and  on  8th  May 
1685  his  liberty  Avas  continued  six  months 
longer  under  caution.  He  returned  in 
1687. 

LUKE  GREENSHIELDS  of  Swinstie ; 
1687  M.A.  (Edinburgh  1665);  adm.  to 
Morton  before  1684  ;  trans,  to  this 
parish  before  24th  April  1687,  but  outed 
in  1689.  He  marr.  Elizabeth  Hamilton, 
widow  of  Robert  Row,  min.  of  Abercorn. 
— [G.  R.  Sas.,  lxiv.,  444.] 


PRESB.  OF  IRVINE] 


ARDROSSAN 


79 


1687 


1739 


JOHN  BELL,  before  noticed ;  returned 
and  was  at  the  meeting  of  Synod 
30th    Aug.    1687;     dem.    after    3rd 

April  1688 ;   adm.  to  Smailholm  12th  Oct. 

1691.     He  marr.  Jean  Murray. 

THOMAS  CLARK,  chaplain  to  Lord 
Montgomerie  in  1688;  ord.  April 
1691;    died    20th    Nov.    1737.      He 

marr.  Grizel  M'Neill,  who  survived  him. — 

[Glasg.  Tests.] 

ROBERT  DOW,  born  Beith,  1707,  son 
of  John  D.  and  Margaret  Stewart 
MA.  (Glasgow,  1st  May  1724) 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  20th  Aug.  1734 
called  26th  April,  and  ord.  23rd  Aug, 
1739  ;  died  20th  July  1787.  He  marr.  22nd 
April  1743,  Janet  (died  20th  June  1797), 
daugh.  of  William  Adie,  and  had  issue — 
William  ;  John,  born  24th  June  1 745,  died 
23rd  Aug.  1746 ;  Grizel,  born  27th  March 
1747,  died  29th  Dec.  1820  ;  Stewart,  mer- 
chant, Bermuda,  born  9th  Nov.  1748,  died 
18th  July  1786;  Janet,  born  11th  June 
1750,  died  14th  Oct.  1812;  Robert,  born 
12th  Oct,  1751,  died  24th  Sept.  1752; 
Robert,  M.D.,  New  Orleans,  born  26th 
May  1753;  Margaret,  born  18th  Nov.  1754 
(marr.  Daniel  Dow,  merchant,  Saltcoats) ; 
William,  born  21st  April  1756,  died  13th 
April  1779 ;  David,  min.  of  Cathcart,  born 
1st  Nov.  1757 ;  John  (secundtis),  merchant, 
Jamaica,  born  3rd  Jan.  1760 ;  Alexander, 
born  20th  May  1761,  died  17th  Feb.  1768; 
Mary ;  Ann,  born  6th  April  1765  (marr. 
Allan  Ker,  merchant,  Greenock),  died  25th 
Jan.  1822. 

JOHN  DUNCAN,  probably  son  of  John 
178g  D.,  weaver,  Kilmarnock ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  became  rector 
of  the  Grammar  School  of  Kilmarnock ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  11th  April  1787  ; 
pres.  by  Archibald,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  28th 
Dec.  1787  ;  when  sent  to  preach  by  the 
Presb.  he  was  stopped  by  a  mob  and  turned 
back  4th  May  1788.  The  case  subsequently 
was  referred  to  the  Assembly  and  settle- 
ment was  appointed  by  the  Commission, 
and  he  was  ord.  at  Irvine  28th  Aug.  1789. 
He  died  31st  Jan.  1819,  aged  70.  He  marr. 
(1)  Christian   Dow,  who  died    26th   Feb. 


1799  :  (2)  23rd  Dec.  1799,  Helen  Hart, 
who  died  28th  May  1805,  and  had  issue — 
Catherine,  born  15th  Feb.  1801;  Jane, 
born  2nd  Feb.  1805  :  (3)  15th  Nov.  1808, 
Margaret  Logan,  Irvine. — [M'Kay's  Hist,  of 
Kilmarnock,  159 ;  Scots  Mag.,  li. ;  Report 
on  Church  Patronage.] 

JOHN  HENDRY,  second  son  of  John 
H.,  farmer,  Baldernock  ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  min.  of  Gourock 
Chapel-of-Ease,  1789-96;  assistant  at  Dairy; 
app.  by  Hugh,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  in  March, 
and  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  5th  June 
1810  ;  died  10th  Feb.  1835,  aged  69.  He 
marr.  10th  June  1805,  Mary  (died  1st  March 
1857),  daugh.  of  John  Adam,  D.D.,  min.  of 
Middle  Parish,  Greenock,  and  had  issue — 
John  Adam,  student  of  medicine,  1825-6, 
born  10th  Dec.  1806,  died  April  1837.— 
[Tonibst.] 

"  JOHN  CAMPBELL  BRYCE,  born  1800, 
eldest  son  of  John  B.,  farmer,  Inner  - 
peffray ;  educated  at  Parish  Schools 
of  Madderty  and  Muthil,  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  28th 
Nov.  1826;  assistant  to  preceding;  pres. 
by  the  trustees  of  Archibald  William,  Earl 
of  Eglinton,  March,  and  ord.  (assistant  and 
successor)  8th  July  1830;  died  14th  May 
1858.  He  marr.  27th  Dec.  1830,  Mary  Ann 
(died  20th  March  1867),  second  daugh.  of 
Archibald  Douglas,  Burnbrae,  and  had 
issue — Margaret,  born  25th  Sept.  1831, 
died  3rd  March  1844 ;  Elizabeth,  born 
28th  Dec.  1832  ;  John, .  born  18th  April 
1834,  died  6th  March  1858;  Mary  Ann, 
born  27th  Feb.  1835 ;  Agnes  Smith,  born 
24th  May  1836  (marr.  James  Clow  Bryce, 
min.  of  Dalton) ;  Archibald  Douglas,  born 
3rd  Oct.  1840.  Publication— Account  of 
the  Parish  (New  Stat.  Ace,  v.). — [Smith's 
Scottish  Clergy,  iii.,  181.] 

DAVID  EVAN  M'NAB,  born  Crieff, 
1858  11th  Nov.  1834,  fifth  son  of  Alex- 
ander M.,  weaver,  and  Jean  Foster  ; 
educated  at  Crieff  School  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Auchterarder 
14th  May  1858  ;  assistant  at  Dairy,  Ayr- 
shire, June  to  Sept.  1858;  pres.  by 
Archibald  William,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  Aug., 


80 


NEW  PARISH,  ARDROSSAN 


PRESB.  OF 


and  ord.  16th  Sept.  1858 ;  died  18th  July 
1888.  He  raarr.  26th  July  1859,  Matilda 
(died  22nd  July  1890),  daugh.  of  Hugh 
King  Hagart,  and  had  issue— Alexander, 
born  29th  Aug.  1860,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Irvine  10th  June  1884,  died  6th  June  1886 ; 
Rosina  Bein  Hagart,  born  24th  Nov.  1861 ; 
Mary  Crawford,  born  5th  Feb.  1863  (marr. 
22nd  Oct.  1885,  John  Stirrat) ;  Jane  Foster, 
born  14th  May  1864  (marr.  4th  Nov.  1910, 
Thomas  Bradshaw) ;  David  Evan,  born 
16th  Aug.  1865,  died  Jan.  1913;  Matilda 
King  Hagart,  born  10th  March  1867; 
Rachel  Bein  Hagart,  insurance  inspector, 
born  23rd  Sept.  1868;  Stevenson  Wilson, 
born  31st  Dec.  1869,  min.  of  Crichton ; 
William  Brown,  licentiate  of  the  Church  of 
Scotland,  afterwards  vicar  of  Hadley,  Shrop- 
shire, born  7th  Jan.  1871  ;  Margaret  Bein, 
D.C.S.  missionary,  Lomweland,  born  5th 
March  1872;  George  Ashley  Herbert,  born 
17th  Feb.  1873,  died  26th  July  1901; 
Radstock  Bein  Hagart,  born  21st  Sept. 
1874 ;  Jessie  Elizabeth,  born  30th  Dec. 
1876  (marr.  23rd  April  1904,  Dr  Strachan). 

v  WILLIAM  ROSSIE  BROWN,  born 
1888  Glasgow,  24th  May  1857,  son  of 
James  B.  and  Elizabeth  Dickson, 
educated  at  High  School  and  Univs.  of 
Glasgow  and  Edinburgh ;  MA.  (Glasgow 
1883) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  in  1884  ; 
assistant  at  Portobello ;  ord.  min.  of  Brox- 
burn chapel  in  1887 ;  trans,  and  adm.  13th 
Dec.  1888;  died  13th  Aug.  1907.  He 
marr.  28th  Oct.  1884,  Mary  Jane,  daugh. 
of  Alexander  Fullarton,  and  had  issue — 
James,  MA.  (Glasgow),  born  10th  July 
1886  [licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  2nd  May 
1911,  app.  chaplain  to  the  Duke  of 
Hamilton  and  ord.  by  Presb.  of  Hamilton 
29th  July  1912,  assistant  at  Peebles,  adm. 
min. of  Murrayfield  13th  April  1915, served  in 
European  War,  1914-15] ;  Mary  Shaw,  born 
2nd  Dec.  1888 ;  Elizabeth  Dickson  Rossie, 
born  19th  Aug.  1892,  died  10th  Oct.  1907. 

DAVID  DANIEL  REES,  born  Neath, 
1908  Glamorgan,  29th  March  1876,  son  of 
Thomas  R.  and  Catherine  Phillips ; 
educated  at  Aberavon  Academy  and  Univ. 
of  Wales;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glamorgan- 
shire June  1903;  ord.  min.  of  Welsh  Presby- 


terian Church,  Llantrisint,  Aug.  1904 ; 
adm.  by  General  Assembly  30th  May  1907  ; 
assistant  at  .  Peebles  in  1907 ;  adm.  6th 
Feb.  1908.  Marr.  3rd  March  1908,  Grace 
Evelyn  Emlyn,  eldest  daugh.  of  the  Rev. 
A.  Emlyn  Jones,  Downend,  Bristol,  and  has 
issue— Catherine  Grace,  born  7th  Dec. 
1908.  Publication — Souvenir  of  Ardrossan 
Parish  (Saltcoats,  1908) ;  Christ  and  the 
Crisis  (London  1917). 

NEW  PARISH,  ARDROSSAN 
{Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  built  here  on  a  site 
granted  by  Archibald,  Earl  of  Eglinton 
and  Winton,  and  largely  at  his  expense. 
The  parish  was  disjoined  from  Ardrossan 
and  West  Kilbride,  5th  March  1851,  at 
Lord  Eglinton's  instance.] 

THOMAS  CLARK  WILSON,  formerly 
of  Perth,  Canada;  pres.  by  the 
subscribers    to    the  new   church  on 

6th   May   1845;    trans,    to   Dunkeld   27th 

Aug.  1846. 

JAMES   MACKAY,   pres.  by  the   sub- 
scribers 15th  April  1851 ;   ord.   first 
min.  of  parish  5th  June  1851 ;  trans, 
to  Inverkei thing  26th  Jan.  1854. 

JOHN  DRENNAN  M'CALL,  born 
1827,  third  son  of  David  M.,  canal 
manager,  Falkirk ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow ;  pres.  by  Archibald  William, 
Earl  of  Eglinton  and  Winton,  16th  May, 
ord.  and  adm.  29th  June  1854;  died  at 
Aberfeldy,  8th  June  1907.  He  marr.  27th 
March  1861,  Mary  Williamson,  eldest  daugh. 
of  William  Blackwood,  writer,  Peebles, 
and  had  issue — Elizabeth  Buchanan,  born 
25th  April  1862;  David,  born  30th  July 
1863 ;  Margaret  Mary  Williamson,  born 
26th  Aug.  1865. 

JOHN  KIRKLAND  CAMERON,  ord. 
and  adm.  (assistant  and   successor) 
29th  Sept.  1904;  trans,  to  Auchter- 
house  18th  Dec.  1912. 

DUGALD  MARTHUR,  born    Renton, 

1st  March  1886,  son  of  John  M.  and 

Joan  Forbes ;  educated  at  Renton 

School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  MA.  (1908), 


1851 


1854 


1904 


IRVINE] 


NOKTH  CHURCH,  SALTCOATS— BEITH 


81 


B.D.  (1911);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunbarton 
2nd  May  1911  ;  assistant  in  Barony  Parish, 
Glasgow,  1911-3;  ord.  13th  May  1913; 
served  in  European  War  as  2nd  lieu- 
tenant in  Black  Watch  ;  died  from  wounds, 
21st  April  1917.  He  marr.  22nd  April 
1916,  Margaret  Steedman  Sweet. 

ROBERT  PAUL  FAIRLIE,  born  12th 
lgi7  March  1888,  son  of  Archibald  F., 
headmaster,  Paisley,  and  Christina 
Miller ;  educated  at  Paisley  Grammar 
School,  High  School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
M.A.  (1908) ;  student  missionary  at  North 
Knapdale  and  Kildalton ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Paisley  3rd  May  1911 ;  assistant  at 
North  Parish,  Paisley,  and  Dunbarton ; 
ord.  to  Lerwick  4th  Feb.  1914;  trans, 
and  adm.  4th  Oct.  1917.  Marr.  29th 
April  1916,  Florence  Annie  Allan,  youngest 
daugh.  of  James  Wilson,  L.R.C.P.,  Ash- 
ville,  Dunbarton,  and  has  issue  —  Alison 
Anna  Bowie,  born  23rd  May  1917. 


NORTH  CHURCH,  SALT- 
COATS (Q.S.). 

[A  church  built  here  was  constituted  as 
a  Gaelic  chapel  by  Act  of  Assembly,  9th 
May  1837.  From  1843  until  6th  Aug.  1872 
the  chapel  appears  to  have  been  closed. 
The  Presb.  then  sanctioned  that  it  should 
be  reopened  as  an  English  charge.  On  14th 
Dec.  1906  it  was  disjoined  from  Ardrossan 
and  Stewarton.] 

JOHN  HAMILTON,  born  Arran,  1804, 
1838     eldest  son  of  James  H.,  farmer ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  ;  nominated   Oct. 

1837,  but  his  appointment  was  opposed. 
After  certain  proceedings,  the  General  As- 
sembly on  31st  May  1838  declared  H.  to  have 
been  duly  elected,  and  directed  the  Presb. 
to  ordain  him,  which  was  done  30th  Aug. 

1838.  Joined  the  Free  Church  in  1843; 
min.  of  the  Free  Gaelic  Church,  Saltcoats, 
1843-5;  Free  Church,  Lochranza,  1845-7; 
-died  30th  May  1847.  He  marr.  1840, 
Margaret  Kerr,  who  survived  him. 

[Vacant  1843-72.] 
VOL.  III. 


JOHN  GOULD    SMITH,   assistant  at 

Tolbooth,  Edinburgh ;  app.  7th  Jan. 

1873 ;    res.    in    1876,   and    went    to 

Scots   Church,  Pietermaritzburg ;    died   in 

1914.     He    marr.,    and    had    issue — J 

Lindsay. 

ROBERT      WILLIAM     PRIMROSE, 
187_    licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  8th  Jan. 
1873 ;  assistant  at  Fenwick  in  1875  ; 
ord.  2nd  June  1876 ;  res.  13th  April  1877. 

JOHN  CLARK,  educated  at  Univ.  of 

1877     Glasgow  ;  M.A.  (1872),  B.D.  (1875) ; 

licen.   by  Presb.  of  Glasgow ;   ord. 

10th  July  1877 ;  died  unmarr.  24th  March 

1878. 

FRANCIS  HALDEN,  licen.  by  Presb. 
187      of  Paisley ;  ord.  11th  July  1878  ;  res. 
2nd  March  1899. 

JOHN  ROBERT  SPOTTISWOODE, 
1899  k°rn  Edinburgh,  28th  June  1861, 
son  of  Hugh  S.  and  Catherine 
M'Liskie  ;  educated  at  Innerwick  and  East 
Barns  Schools,  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
engaged  as  missionary  of  St  Leonard's 
Parish,  Edinburgh,  before  licence ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  May  1898 ;  as- 
sistant at  Muirkirk;  ord.  13th  July  1899. 
Marr.  6th  June  1900,  Annie  Nicol,  daugh. 
of  John  Pears  Hutton,  Edinburgh. 


BEITH. 

[The  church  of  Beith  was  dedicated  to  St 
Inan.  It  belonged  to  the  Abbey  of  Kil- 
winning. At  Cuff  Hill  in  the  parish  is 
St  Inan's  Chair,  and  near  it  St  Inan's 
Well.  There  was  also  within  the  bounds 
a  Well  of  St  Bride.  A  yearly  tryst  named 
St  Inan's  Fair  used  to  be  held  at  Beith 
on  St  Inan's  Day  in  Aug.  Beith  Church 
was  rebuilt  in  1810.] 

'  THOMAS    BOYD,    reader,    from    1574 
1574     to  1580. 

JOHN  WALLACE,  reader,  from   1585 
lg85     till  he  was  "  changit  by  the  Commis- 
sioners' advyce  "  26th  Nov.  1586. 

ROBERT  MAXWELL,  reader,  1586  to 
1586      1588. 


82 


BEITH 


[PRESB.  OF 


JOHN  YOUNG,  brother  of  Andrew  Y., 
1589  domestic  servant  of  the  king ;  was 
min.  of  North  Berwick  in  1567 ; 
trans,  to  Duns  Nov.  1568 ;  trans,  to  Jed- 
burgh Aug.  1569 ;  trans,  to  Irvine  May 
1570  ;  trans,  and  adm.  in  1589  ;  app.  one  of 
the  Visitors  for  Ayrshire  by  the  Assembly 
in  1593.  He  was  called  before  the  Privy 
Council  15th  Feb.  1610,  for  intercommun- 
ing  with  his  brother-in-law,  "ane  knowne 
trafficquing  priest " ;  died  before  13th  Aug. 
1622.  He  marr.  (1)  Jean  Wallace:  (2) 
Margaret  Campbell,  who  survived  him,  and 
had  issue — George,  min.  of  Mauchline. — 
[Beg.  Assig. ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Booke  of  the 
Kirk  ;  Orig.  Lett.,  i. ;  Inq.  Bet.  Gen.,  2781 ; 
Forbes'  Becords ;  Calderwood's  Hist.,  iii. 
463,  vi.  444 ;  Books  of  Coun.  and  Sess.,  7th 
May  1580.] 

JAMES  FULLARTON,  son  of  William 
1624  ^*'  mm"  °^  Dreghorn  ;  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1618);  declined  presentation  to  Dreg- 
horn  by  James  VI.  14th  June  1620 ;  was 
adm.  here  before  1624  ;  clerk  of  Presb.  25th 
Sept.  1638;  died  before  30th  March  1640, 
aged  42.  He  marr.  Barbara  Boyd,  who  sur- 
vived him. — [Beg.  Sec.  Sig. ;  Edin.  Bapt. ; 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Baillie's  Lett.] 

PATRICK    COLVILLE,    M.A.    (Edin- 

1645  burSn'  25tn  Ju*y  1629)  5  ord-  before 
1645,  when  he  was  a  member  of  As- 
sembly ;  app.  by  the  Council  of  England 
8th  Aug.  1654,  on  a  committee  for  authoris- 
ing admissions  to  the  ministry  in  the 
province  of  Glasgow  and  Ayr,  and  elected 
Moderator  of  the  last  Synod  previous  to 
the  establishment  of  Episcopacy  2nd  April 
1661  ;  died  May  1662,  aged  about  53.  He 
marr.  Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  Aulay  (1  Walter) 
Macaulay  of  Ardencaple,  and  had  issue — 
Walter.  She  survived  him,  and  marr.  (2) 
William  Maitland,  min.  of  this  parish. — 
[Glasg.  Tests. ;  Baillie's  Lett. ;  Bannatyne 
Miscell.,  ii. ;  Nicoll's  Diary.'] 

ANDREW  WALKER,  M.A. ;  trans,  from 
Auchtertool ;  he  had  the  stipend  for 
crop  in  1666 ;  trans,  to  Eaglesham 
in  1667. 


WILLIAM  MAITLAND,  born  1635, 
1669  y°UDgest  son  of  Robert  M.  of  Eccles, 
and  Mary,  daugh.  of  John  Brown, 
min.  of  Glencairn  ;  M.A.  (Edinburgh,  23rd 
May  1655);  adm.  min.  of  Whitern  about 
1660  ;  deprived  11th  June  1662  ;  granted  an 
indulgence  here  by  the  Privy  Council  27th 
July  1669 ;  was  one  of  those  selected  by 
the  Presbyterians  when  terms  of  accom- 
modation were  proposed  in  1670,  to  deliver 
an  unfavourable  answer  regarding  it  at 
Edinburgh.  Receiving  no  stipend  for  1675 
and  1676  he  applied  to  the  Privy  Council, 
who  granted  letters  of  horning  for  pay- 
ment thereof ;  died  Oct.  1681.  He  marr. 
(1)  (died  in  Galloway,  s.p.),  a  daugh. 
of  James  Hamilton,  min.  of  the  Old 
Kirk,  Edinburgh :  (2)  (cont.  26th  Sept. 
1666),  Elizabeth  Macaulay,  widow  of 
Patrick  Colville,  min.  here  in  1645,  and 
had  issue — William,  min.  of  Mauchline  : 
(3)  16th  June  1674,  Mary,  eldest  daugh. 
and  co-heir  of  John  M'Michan  of  Barcaple, 
min.  of  Dairy  (she  survived  him,  marr.  (2) 
Gilbert  Crocket,  merchant,  Dumfries,  and 
died  13th  Sept.  1735,  aged  83),  and  had 
issue — John,  bapt.  19th  Jan.  1676,  ancestor 
of  the  Fuller-Maitlands  of  Stansted,  Essex  ; 
Alexander,  min.  of  Tongland,  born  19th 
March  1677,  ancestor  of  the  Dundrennan 
family ;  James,  bapt.  5th  Jan.  1679. — 
[Harrison's  Family  of  Maitland ;  Wodrow's 
Hist.,  i.,  327  ;  Tombst. ;  Fenwick  Sess.  Beg. ; 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Barns  Writs.] 

WILLIAM  ROBERTSON,  son  of  John 
1683  ^''  maltman,  burgess  of  Glasgow ; 
M.A.  (Glasgow,  27th  July  1676); 
adm.  before  7th  April  1683;  died  March 
1686,  aged  about  30.— [Glasg.  Com.  Deeds, 
2nd  July  1685,  20th  Dec.  1684;  Glasg. 
Tests.] 

THOMAS  WILKIE,  M.A.  (Edinburgh 
1668) ;  passed  trials  before  Presb.  of 
Jedburgh,  and  got  a  testimonial  for 
iicen.  1st  March  1676  ;  adm.  to  Abbotrule 
28th  Sept.  1676 ;  trans,  and  adm.  before 
15th  June  1687  ;  the  parish  was  vacant  in 
1689;  died  in  Edinburgh,  8th  Jan.  1733, 
aged  82.  He  marr.  perhaps  (1)  Anna 
Ewart  (buried  in  Greyfriars,  Edinburgh, 
9th  Dec.  1692),  and  (2)  Janet  Johnston,  for 


1687 


IRVINE] 


BEITH 


83 


whose  funeral  expenses  he  was  allowed  £40 
Scots  in  1700. — [Greyfriars  Btir. ;  Charity 
Boll.] 

ALEXANDER  ORR,  M.A. ;  adm.  be- 
tween 2nd  April  and  1st  Oct.  1689  ; 
trans,   to    Alyth    in   1699,  but    did 

not  accept,  and  was  adm.  to  St  Quivox  31st 

July  1700. 

ROBERT    CAMERON,     educated     at 

Univ.  of  Glasgow ;    ord.    1st  Sept. 

1701 ;    died    16th    Dec.    1735.      He 

marr.    Rebecca    (died    22nd    June     1749), 

daugh.  of  Robert  Hunter,  min.  of  West 

Kilbride. 

WILLIAM  LEECHMAN,  M.A.  ■  called 
27th  May,  and  ord.  30th  Sept.  1736 ; 
dem.  3rd  Jan.  1744,  on  appointment 

as  Professor  of  Divinity  in  Univ.  of  Glasgow 

(q.v.). 

JOHN  WITHERSPOON,  M.A. ;  called 
24th  Jan.,  and  ord.  11th  April  1745  ; 
trans,  to  Laigh  Parish,  Paisley,  16th 
June  1757. 

DAVID  M'CLELLAN  of  Nettlehirst, 
born  1723,  son  of  James  M.,  min. 
of  Kirkcowan ;  M.A.  (Edinburgh, 
14th  April  1743);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Wigtown  16th  June  1752 ;  pres.  by  Com- 
missioner for  Alexander,  Earl  of  Eglinton, 
16th  Dec.  1757  ;  ord.  24th  Aug.  1758 ;  died 
22nd  Oct.  1796.  He  marr.  (1)  11th  March 
1767,  Jean,  only  daugh.  of  George  Brown  of 
Knockmarloch  :  (2)  30th  March  1778,  Isa- 
bella (died  26th  April  1823),  daugh.  of  John 
Fullarton  (irrimus),  min.  of  Dairy,  and  had 
issue — Katharine  Fullarton,  born  7  th  May 
1779,  died  27th  Oct.  1827.  Publication- 
Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace, 
viii.). — [Tombst.,  Ayr  Sheriff-Court  Boohs, 
2nd  Nov.  1771.] 

ROBERT  M'VEY,  born  1766,  eldest  son 
1796  of  William  M.,  merchant,  Kippen ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Dunbarton  3rd  Dec.  1782 ; 
pres.  by  Archibald,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  1st 
Jan.,  and  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  25th 
Feb.  1796;  died  3rd  July  1811.  He  marr. 
11th  Nov.  1806,  Janet  (died   17th  March 


1847),  daugh.  of  John  M'Vey,  and  had  issue 
— Jean,  born  27th  Sept.  1807  ;  Robert,  born 
13th  March  1809  ;  John,  born  7th  Dec.  1810, 
died  20th  March  1819. 

JAMES  MUIR,  born  Carstairs,  1771, 
1812  e^est  son  of  Alexander  M. ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Irvine  3rd  Sept.  1798 ;  pres.  by 
Hugh,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  Dec.  1811 ;  ord. 
23rd  April  1812;  died  19th  Jan.  1831. 
He  marr.  (1)  21st  Jan.  1814,  Harriet  (died 
3rd  Nov.  1828),  daugh.  of  James  Crawford, 
W.S.,  and  had  issue — Janet  Graham,  born 
4th  Nov.  1814;  James  Brown  Crawford, 
born  25th  Jan.  1817,  died  at  South  Pether- 
ton,  Australia,  23rd  Dec.  1876  :  (2)  6th 
July  1829,  Margaret  Macgregor  (died  s.p. 
13th  June  1833),  widow  of  Joseph  M'Laren, 
surgeon. 

GEORGE  COLVILLE,  third  son  of 
1831  J°nn  C.,  farmer,  Bardarroch,  Ochil- 
tree ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr ;  ord.  to 
Kilwinning  23rd  Sept.  1824  ;  pres.  by  the 
trustees  of  Archibald  William,  Earl  of 
Eglinton,  and  adm.  7th  July  1831 ;  D.D. 
(Edinburgh,  7th  Dec.  1845);  died  13th 
May  1852.  He  marr.  18th  Oct.  1824, 
Janet  Maria  (died  30th  June  1870),  daugh. 
of  Alexander  Macdougal,  and  had  issue — 
George,  min.  of  Canonbie,  born  22nd  Sept. 
1825  ;  Jane  Margaret,  born  22nd  July  1827 
(marr.  10th  Dec.  1844,  Francis  Johnston 
Wilson  of  Stroquhan) ;  Helen,  born  30th 
April  1829 ;  James,  born  1st  June  1832, 
died  8th  Jan.  1835 ;  John,  born  29th  Sept. 
1834,  died  5th  March  1839. 


1852 


ANDREW  BROWN,  born  1808,  second 
son  of  Andrew  B.,  collector  of  taxes, 
Hamilton ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  B.A.  (1837);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Hamilton  in  1841  ;  assistant  at  Kilmaurs ; 
ord.  to  Newton-upon-Ayr  31st  Aug.  1843 ; 
trans,  to  Irvine  9th  Jan.  1845 ;  pres.  by 
Archibald  William,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  and 
adm.  7th  Oct.  1852;  died  at  Edinburgh, 
28th  Sept.  1888.  He  marr.  30th  Aug.  1849, 
Jean  Isabella  (died  23rd  July  1890),  daugh. 
of  James  Cumming,  Upper  Parliament 
Street,  Liverpool,  and  had  issue — Archibald 


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[PRESB.  OF 


James,  born  10th  Feb.,  and  died  17th  June 
1850  ;  Elizabeth  Barnet  Cumming,  born  6th 
May  1851 ;  William,  born  22nd  April  1854  ; 
Andrew,  born  24th  May  1856  j  Helen  Mary, 
born  26th  Jan.  1858 ;  Jane  Isabel,  born 
14th  Sept.  1860  ;  Constance  Margaret,  born 
24th  June  1862.— [Smith's  Scottish  Clergy, 
iii.,  104.] 

INNES  GRANT  SUTHERLAND, 
1887  k°rn  Invermark,  30th  Aug.  1859; 
son  of  James  S.,  parochial  school- 
master, Lochlee  ;  M.  A.  (Edinburgh  1886) ; 
assistant  at  Alloa  and  Tullibody  in  1886 ; 
ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  24th  March 
1887;  died  15th  March  1919.  He  marr. 
26th  Sept.  1888,  Frances  Harriet,  daugh.  of 
Alexander  Bryson,  min.  of  Alloa,  and  has 
issue — Rollo  Russell  Grant,  min.  of  Ballan- 
trae,  born  5th  Dec.  1890. 

JOHN  MURRAY  WOODBURN,  M.A., 
B.D.,  trans,  from  New  Abbey  (q-v.), 
1919     and  adm.  25th  Sept.  1919. 


CROSSHOUSE  (Q.S.). 

[The  parish  was  disjoined  from  Kilmaurs 
and  Dreghorn,  13th  March  1882.] 

JAMES  WYSE,  born  Edinburgh,  1839, 
son  of  James  W.,  C.A. ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (1871); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh;  pres.  by  the 
trustees  8th  June,  and  ord.  3rd  Aug.  1882 ; 
died  unmarr.  13th  June  1894.  Was  clerk  of 
Presb.  for  a  few  months  before  his  death. 


1882 


WILLIAM  WHITE,  born  1866,  son  of 
18Q5  Matthew  W., grain  merchant,  Partick ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  M.A. 
(1887);  B.D.  (1889);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow ;  assistant  at  Motherwell;  ord. 
10th  Jan.  1895. 


DALRY. 

[The  vicarage  of  Dairy  belonged  to  the 
Abbey  of  Kilwinning.  About  a  mile  from 
the  church,  on  the  east  side  of  the  Water 
of  Garnock  and  within  this  parish,  there 
was  a  chapel  dedicated  to  St  Margaret  of 
Antioch.     On  her  day,  the  31st  of  July  old 


style,  a  yearly  fair  was  held  at  Dairy.  There 
was  within  the  bounds  a  Well  of  St  Finan. 
Dairy  Church  was  removed  to  a  new  site  in 
1608 ;  and  the  church  was  again  rebuilt  in 
1771.  There  are  mission  chapels  in  the 
parish  at  Blair  and  Kersland. 

JOHN  HEPBURN,  min.  in  1564.    He 
1564     had    issue  —  Margaret.  —  [Acts    and 
Dec,  xxxi.,  9.] 

•  GEORGE    BOYD,  reader,    1567    to 

1567  1573. 

JAMES  GREIG,  trans,  to  Colmonell  in 

1568  1568.— [Acts  and  Dec,  xlii.,  243,  405.] 

ANDREW    BLAIR,    reader,     1574    to 
1574     1591. 

ROBERT    MAXWELL,    M.A. ;    trans. 
1591     from   Percetown   in  1591 ;  trans,  to 
Carluke  same  year. 

.    ARCHIBALD    BLACKBURN,    M.A. ; 
15gs     trans,    from    Baldernock ;    pres.   by 
James   VI.    Sept.    1593 ;    trans,    to 
Aberdeen  in  1601. 

JOHN  CUNNINGHAM,  eldest  son  of 
1604  J°nn  C-  of  Baidland,  and  Margaret 
Crawford;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1595); 
adm.  to  Houston  in  1599;  trans,  to  Kill- 
ellan  before  30th  Dec.  1602  ;  adm.  in  1604  ; 
had  a  crown  charter  of  Baidland  19th  Dec. 
1622  ;  died  April  1635,  aged  about  60.  He 
marr.  (1)  Jean  (died  March  1611),  daugh.  of 
Thomas  Fleming  of  Auchinvoll,  and  had 
issue — John  of  Baidland  :  (2)  Jean,  daugh. 

of   ■ Ker   of   Triborne,   and  had   issue 

— Gabriel,  burgess  of  Irvine ;  Robert ; 
James ;  Lilias. — [Reg.  Assig. ;  Reg.  of 
Deeds,  cxcv.,  59,  13th  Aug.  1604 ;  Ayr  Sas., 
v.,  203  ;  vii.,  394  ;  xiii.,  395.] 

ROBERT  BELL,  son  of  John  B.,  min. 

of    Tron     Parish,     Glasgow;     M.A. 

(Glasgow  1628) ;  proposed  as  assistant 
to  his  father  in  the  New  Kirk,  Glasgow, 
26th  Nov.  1634,  but  was  adm.  (in  Glasgow)  to 
this  parish  1st  Sept.  1635 ;  was  again  pro- 
posed as  assistant  and  successor  to  his 
father  in  1639.  He  was  probably  deprived 
by  Diocesan  Synod  about  1664 ;  had  an 
indulgence,  which  he  had  been  granted, 
withdrawn    17th   Jan.    1685 ;    died   before 


IRVINE] 


DALRY 


85 


2nd  Oct.  1688.  He  marr.  Agnes  Inglis, 
who  died  8th  Jan.  1680,  and  had  issue 
— John  of  Blook,  min.  of  Ardrossan  ;  Bryce, 
physician,  Glasgow;  James,  chamberlain 
to  the  Earl  of  Kilmarnock  ;  Jean  (marr. 
William  Cunningham,  merchant  burgess, 
Glasgow). — [Glasg.  Presb. ;  Baillie's  Lett. ; 
Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii.,  340 ;  Inq.  Ret.  Ayr, 
652 ;  Tombst. ;  Glasg.  Com.  Deeds,  9th 
March  and  22nd  May  1682.] 

ANDREW  SLIRIE,  educated  at  King's 
1682  College,  Aberdeen;  M.A.  (9th  July 
1668) ;  licen.  by  James,  Archbishop 
of  St  Andrews,  21st  July  1674 ;  ord.  1st 
March  1682 ;  outed  at  the  Revolution. 
He  afterwards  intruded  at  Falkirk,  but 
was  inhibited  by  the  General  Assembly 
25th  Oct.  1690  ;  opened  a  meeting-house  at 
Brotherton  in  the  parish  of  Benholme  from 
July  1712  to  March  1713.  He  was  dep.  by 
the  Presb.  of  Fordoun  for  intruding  within 
their  bounds  and  for  contumacy.  —  [Acts 
and  Hist.  Gen.  Ass.,  1690 ;  Rule's  Sec. 
Vindication ;  Orig.  Certif.  Licen.  and  Ord.] 

HUGH    KILPATRICK,  formerly  min. 

1689    °^  a  Presbyterian    congregation    at 

Lurgan,  Ireland,  which  he  held  from 

about  1686 ;   officiated   here  from  1689   to 

1691,  when  he  was  called  to  Old  Cumnock. 

JOHN  KING,  adm.  before  19th  March 
16g^  1696;  app.  to  go  to  the  colony  of 
Caledonia  [Darien],butwas  prevented 
from  doing  so;  died  June  1713.  He  had 
issue — John,  .  surgeon,  Stewarton;  Mary ; 
Elison.— [Glasg.  Tests.] 

JOHN  FULLARTON  (primus),  son  of 
1717  James  F.,  min.  of  St  Ninians  ;  M.A. 
(King's  College,  Aberdeen,  1709) ; 
studied  divinity  at  Glasgow  Univ.  and 
Leyden ;  burgess  of  Irvine  in  1712 ;  tutor 
to  Sir  Robert  Menzies  of  Weem  in  1715 ; 
schoolmaster  in  Irvine  19th  March  1715 ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  14th  Aug.  1716; 
pres.  by  William  Blair,  younger,  of  that 
ilk,  20th  Oct.  1716 ;  ord.  25th  April  1717 ; 
died  17th  April  1761.  He  marr.  (1)  a  lady 
whose  name  is  unknown.  She  died  19th 
Aug.  1728  :  (2)  3rd  Feb.  1733,  Katharine 
(died  22nd  July  1775),  fourth   daugh.   of 


Gavin  Ralston  of  that  ilk,  and  had  issue — 
Anne,  born  12th  Sept.  1734  (marr.  John 
Monteith,  min.  of  Houston) ;  John,  min. 
of  this  parish ;  Gavin,  surgeon,  Greenock, 
born  20th  June  1737,  died  1795;  Isabella, 
born  22nd  Aug.  1740  (marr.  David 
M'Clellan,  min.  of  Beith) ;  William, 
merchant,  Greenock,  born  19th  March 
1745;  James.  —  [Scot.  Notes  and  Queries, 
2nd  ser.,  vol.  i.,  182.] 

JOHN  FULLARTON  (secundus),  born 
y-  „  5th  Sept.  1735,  son  of  preceding; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Irvine  20th  March  1759 ;  ord. 
to  Dunlop  25th  Sept.  1760 ;  pres.  by  Major 
Blair  of  Blair  8th  Oct.  1761 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  1st  April  1762 ;  died  23rd  Jan.  1802. 
He  marr.  14th  April  1766,  Helen  (died  21st 
Jan.  1800),  fifth  daugh.  of  Robert  Donald, 
merchant,  Greenock,  and  had  issue  — 
Christian,  born  7th  March  1767,  died  6th 
Nov.  1809 ;  John  of  Kerelaw,  born  14th 
Nov.  1768,  died  1844  ;  Robert,  born  25th 
May  1770,  died  15th  Sept.  1785;  Katharine, 
born  17th  Jan.  1772;  Helen,  born  18th  Dec. 
1773,  died  18th  Aug.  1798;  James,  born 
19th  July  1776,  died  13th  April  1792 ;  Mary 
born  9th  Nov.  1778  (marr;  John  Thomson, 
her  father's  successor) ;  Isabella,  born  18th 
Jan.  1781,  died  31st  May  1793;  Robert, 
H.E.I.C.S.,  born  30th  May  1785,  died  at 
Prince  Edward  Island,  23rd  April  1807; 
Gavin  of  Kerelaw,  born  1st  Jan.  1788,  died 
Sept.  1876.  Publication — Account  of  the 
Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  xii.). — [Tombst.; 
Family  Pajyers.] 

JOHN  THOMSON,  youngest  son  of 
1802  Archibald  T.,  farmer,  St  Ninians, 
Stirling ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Stirling  3rd 
Aug.  1791 ;  ord.  to  Cambusnethan  11th  July 
1797 ;  pres.  by  William  Blair  of  Blair  in 
July,  trans,  and  adm.  18th  Nov.  1802  ;  died 
14th  Oct.  1820.  He  marr.  (1)  13th  Dec. 
1803,  Mary  Fullarton  (died  s.]?.  14th  Oct. 
1808),  daugh.  of  preceding  min. :  (2)  15th 
April  1811,  Jean  (died  4th  March  1827), 
only  daugh.  of  Alexander  Coulter,  surgeon, 
Kilwinning,  and  had  issue — Ann,  born  18th 
July  1812,  died  11th  Aug.  1815;  Agnes, 
born  2nd  Feb.  1814,  died  25th  Dec.  1824  ; 


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[PRESB.  OF 


1821 


William  Murray,  merchant,  Glasgow,  born 
29th  Oct.  1816  ;  John,  born  1st  April  1818, 
died  6th  April  1827. 

THOMAS  JOHNSTONE,  born  29th 
July  1775;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Annan  22nd 
April  1802  ;  tutor  successively  in  the  families 
of  Sir  Michael  Shaw  Stewart  of  Blackhall, 
Bart.,  and  of  Robert  Baird  of  Newbyth ; 
assistant  at  Haddington ;  ord.  (by  that 
Presb.)  min.  of  the  Low  Meeting,  Berwick  - 
on-Tweed,  15th  Sept.  1809 ;  pres.  to  this 
parish  by  William  Blair  of  Blair  in  April, 
trans,  and  adm.  28th  June  1821  ;  died  25th 
Sept.  1843.  He  marr.  (1)  Jane  Wilson, 
Edinburgh,  who  died  22nd  May  1836,  and 
had  issue — Michael  Shaw  Stewart,  min.  of 
Monigaff,  born  14th  May  1811 ;  Ebenezer 
Wilson,  born  22nd  Sept.  1813,  died  at 
Skeldon,  Canada,  26th  Aug.  1839  ;  Thomas, 
min.  of  Anwoth,  born  6th  March  1815; 
Francis  Alexander  Wilson  of  Croglin  and 
Stroquhan,  born  18th  Nov.  1820:  (2)  2nd 
Sept.  1839,  Harriet  (died  13th  Sept.  1870), 
daugh.  of  William  Hamilton  of  Craighlaw 
M.D.  Publication — The  History  of  Berwick- 
upon-Tiveed  and  its  Vicinity  (Berwick,  181 7). 

ROBERT  STEVENSON,  born  1807, 
eldest  son  of  Hugh  S.,  weaver, 
Bannockburn  ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunbarton 
23rd  Oct.  1823;  ord.  to  North  Church, 
Paisley,  17th  July  1835  ;  trans,  to  Middle 
Parish  3rd,  and  adm.  18th  Feb.  1836 ;  pres. 
by  William  Fordyce  Blair  of  that  Ilk ; 
trans,  and  adm.  28th  March  1844;  D.D. 
(Edinburgh  1878) ;  died  unmarr.,  11th  Sept. 
1890,  aged  83.  During  his  ministry  large 
and  commodious  mission  halls  were  erected 
in  the  parish,  and  he  bequeathed  handsome 
endowments  to  the  West  Church  and  Kers- 
land  Barony  mission. 

JAMES  LAMONT  FYFE,  born  Cam- 
buslang,  10th  May  1859,  son  of 
Gabriel  F.  and  Elizabeth  Lamont ; 
educated  at  High  School  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Hamilton  in 
1889;  assistant  at  Dairy  in  1888;  ord. 
23rd  April  1891  ;  died  in  church  while  cele- 
brating Communion  14th  Nov.  1915.     He 


marr.  5th  June  1901,  Margaret,  daugh.  of 
William  Smith  Neil  Patrick,  Sheriff-clerk 
of  Ayrshire,  and  had  issue — James  Gabriel, 
born  2nd  June  1902  ;  William  Patrick,  born 
22nd  Feb.  1905;  Ann  Crawford  Lamont, 
born  26th  Nov.  1908;  George  Wardrop, 
born  13th  Oct.  1911. 

ANDREW  BALD  THOMSON,  born 
1916  29th  May  1880,  son  of  George  T., 
min.  of  Blackhill ;  educated  at  Peter- 
head Academy  and  Univ.  of  Aberdeen ; 
M.A.  (1902),  B.D.  (31st  Oct.  1905); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Aberdeen  5th  May 
1908 ;  assistant  at  Woodside  in  1909 ; 
ord.  to  Second  Charge,  Kilmarnock,  24th 
March  1910  ;  trans,  and  adm.  18th 
May  1916.  Marr.  16th  July  1904,  Mary 
Isabella  (born  3rd  April  1881),  daugh. 
of  Robert  Henderson,  Aberdeen,  and 
has  issue  —  George,  born  14th  Dec. 
1904 ;  Robert  Henderson,  born  21st  Feb. 
1906 ;  John  Lyon,  born  1st  Sept.  1907 ; 
Margaret  Jane,  born  6th  Feb.  1909 ; 
Andrew,  born  10th  Nov.  1910;  Matthew 
Osburne,  born  28th  March  1912;  Mary 
Isabella,  born  23rd  Nov.  1913 ;  a  daughter 
born  4th  Oct.  1919. 


WEST  DALRY  (Q.S.). 

[The  parish  was  disjoined  from  the 
parishes  of  Dairy,  Kilwinning,  and 
Ardrossan  on  30th  Oct.  1896.] 

JOHN    DALL    GLASS,  pres.  by   the 
trustees  6th  April,  and  ord.  13th  May 
1897 ;  trans,  to  St  James's  Parish, 
Glasgow,  23rd  June  1910. 


1910 


JAMES  JOHNSTON,  born  Corbally, 
Co.  Antrim,  15th  May  1872,  son  of 
James  J.  and  Margaret  MTnnes; 
educated  at  Methodist  College  and  Queen's 
Univ.,  Belfast;  B.A.  (1896);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Belfast  15th  May  1900 ;  assistant 
at  St  Enoch's,  Belfast ;  ord.  to  First  Pres- 
byterian Church,  Ray,  Manor  -  Cunning- 
ham, Co.  Donegal,  23rd  July  1903;  adm. 
13th  Oct.  1910.  Marr.  8th  Nov.  1904, 
Susan  Crockett,  daugh.  of  Andrew  George 
Ramsay,  and  has  issue— May  Elizabeth 
Margretta,  born   11th   Sept.   1905;    Annie 


IRVINE] 


DARVEL— DREGHORN 


87 


Fotheringham  M'Innes,  born  12th  April 
1908;  Jessie,  born  4th  April  1910;  Ian 
Ramsay,  born  18th  Aug.  1913. 

DARVEL  (Q.S.). 

[The  parish  was  disjoined  from  the 
parishes  of  Loudoun  and  Galston  on  7th 
March  1892.] 

JOHN  WATSON  JACK,  born  Hall  of 
1889  KyPe>  11th  Dec.  1859,  son  of  Robert 
J.  and  Janet  Watson ;  educated  at 
St  John's  Grammar  School,  Hamilton, 
Crosshill  School,  Strathaven,  and  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Hamilton 
May  1886 ;  assistant  at  Strachur  and  St 
Matthew's,  Glasgow ;  ord.  31st  Oct.  1889 ; 
adm.  first  min.  of  the  parish  1892. 

DREGHORN,  or  LANGDREG- 
GARNE  AND  PIERSTOUN, 
oh  PERCETOUN. 

[These  two  parishes  were  united  in  1688. 
The  church  of  Dreghorn  belonged  of  old  to 
the  Abbey  of  Kilwinning.  It  was  rebuilt 
in  1780.  At  Springside  within  the  bounds 
there  is  a  mission  chapel.] 

GAVIN  NAYSMITH,  exhorter  in 
1567  ;  styled  min.  Feb.  1572-3;  vicar 
12th  Feb.  1574;  he  had  charge  of 
Kilmaurs  also  from  Nov.  1571,  to  which  he 
was  trans,  in  1574. — [Acts  and  Dec,  xlviii., 
229  ;  Feu  Charters  of  Kirklands,  ii.,  210.] 

LAURENCE  LYNE,  reader  from  1574 
1574     to  1589. 

WILLIAM  FULLARTON,  son  of  John 
1590  ^'  °^  dreghorn  and  Janet  Houston  ; 
min.  of  Largs  in  1585 ;  pres.  to  the 
vicarage  of  Irvine  30th  Nov.  1586;  went 
to  Kilmaurs  in  1589 ;  adm.  here  in  1590 ; 
was  called  before  the  Privy  Council  5th 
Feb.  1610  for  intercommuning  with  a 
trafficking  priest ;  died  Jan.  1620.  He 
had  issue — James,  min.  of  Beith. — [Beg. 
Assig. ;  Glasg.  Tests.] 

WILLIAM    LINDSAY,  son    of    Gavin 

L.  of    the   family  of   Dunrod,  and 

Isabella,   daugh.   of    John   Shaw  of 

Greenock ;   MA.  (Glasgow  1614) ;   was  on 


1567 


the  Exercise  there  15th  March  1620  ;  adm. 
in  1621  ;  dep.  7th  May  1650  for  complicity 
in  "  the  Engagement " ;  was  banished  to 
Ireland,  and  in  1662  had  a  grant  from 
vacant  stipends.  He  marr.  Margaret 
Cunningham. — [Crawfurd's  Renfrew,  125  ; 
Baillie's  Lett. ;  Acts  of  Pari.,  v. ;  Laing 
Charters,  2031  and  2161 ;  P.  C.  Reg.,  3rd 
ser.,  i.,  291-2.]      • 

ARCHIBALD  FERGUSON,  MA. 
1652  ^  Andrews  1642) ;  studied  theology 
at  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  29th  Jan.  1645 ;  ord.  about  April 
1645  as  min.  of  a  Presbyterian  congregation 
in  Antrim.  He  was  commissioned  to  the 
General  Assembly  in  1649,  to  ask  its 
influence  with  the  Government  for  the 
protection  of  the  Irish  Presbyterians.  He 
returned,  but  with  several  others  was 
obliged  to  leave  Ireland  in  1650  on  account 
of  the  persecution.  He  probably  was  adm. 
here  about  1652,  but  returned  to  his  former 
charge,  and  died  Dec.  1654,  aged  about  33. 
He  marr.  Janet  Conyngham,  who  died  June 
1652. — [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Reid's  Ireland,  ii.,  95, 
215,  238.] 


1656 


JOHN  SPALDING,  MA.  (St  Andrews 
1651);  adm.  19th  Nov.  1656;  de- 
prived by  Act  of  Parliament  11th 
June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st 
Oct.  1662  ;  min.  again  in  1670. 


1664 


ALEXANDER  GREGORIE,  MA. ;  pres. 
by  William,  Earl  of  Glencairn,  Lord 
Chancellor,  before  30th  May  1664. 
The  heritors  and  whole  inhabitants  having 
withdrawn  themselves  from  the  parish 
church,  the  Privy  Council  on  23rd  June 
"  ordain  a  party  of  soldiers  to  be  forthwith 
sent  to  quarter  upon  that  parish  with 
power  to  uplift  the  penalty  of  20  shillings 
Scots  from  every  person  residing  in  said 
parish,  who  shall  withdraw  from  the  said 
Kirk."  G.  was  adm.  after  3rd  July  that 
year,  but  so  ill  received  was  he,  that  he 
threatened  to  remove  11th  Aug.  thereafter; 
trans,  to  St  Quivox  before  1671. 


1667 


WILLIAM  MAIR,  styled  min.  9th  May 
1667  and  4th  June  1668.  —  [Glasg. 
Com.  Deeds.) 


88 


DREGHORN 


[PRESB.  OF 


1674 


1885 


JOHN  SPALDING,  M.A.,  above  men- 
1670  ti°ned  5  was  called  before  the  Privy 
Council  at  Edinburgh  6th  April 
1669,  with  others,  for  keeping  conventicles, 
or  preaching  in  private  houses,  but  dis- 
missed two  days  after  and  indulged  by  the 
Council  3rd  March  1670,  when  he  returned 
to  the  parish  on  20th  of  that  month.  He 
was  still  min.  in  1684. — [Wodrow;s  Hist., 
ii.,  123 ;  Fenwick  Sess.  Reg.] 

PATRICK  ANDERSON,  M.A.,  formerly 
min.  of  Walston  ;  granted  indulgence 
in  this  parish  [or  at  Kilbirnie]  prior 

to  22nd  Oct.  1674.    He  returned  to  Walston 

before  6th  July  1689. 

JOHN  ROW,  M.A. ;  said  to  have  been 
■•coo     trans,  from  Stoneykirk  before  1682  ; 
min.  of  Dalgety  before  1686. 

ALEXANDER  MUSHET,  son  of  Nicol 
M.,  Carse  of  Cambus,  Monteith ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(15th  July  1673);  tutor  in  Ellengreig's 
family ;  passed  trials  before  Presb.  of 
Dunoon  and  recommended  for  licence  1st 
Jan.  1679 ;  adm.  to  Cumbrae  that  year ; 
trans,  and  adm.  before  26th  Dec.  1685 ; 
died  before  12th  Oct.  1686.— [Dunoon  Presb. 
Reg. ;  Bail.  Cunning.  Deeds  and  Arrest- 
ments.] 

JAMES  STEWART,  M.A.  (Glasgow, 
13th  July  1669) ;  was  in  London 
for  twenty-two  years ;  returned  to 
Scotland  and  was  adm.  min.  of  Cumbrae 
about  1683  ;  trans,  and  adm.  in  1688  ;  died 
after  18th  April  1688.  He  marr.  in  London, 
Mary  Stewart,  who  survived  him,  and  had 
four  children.  —  [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Charity 
Papers,  1696.] 

JOHN  SPALDING,  M.A.,  noticed 
1688  a^ove  5  returned  at  the  Toleration  ; 
app.  to  use  the  old  church  of  Piers- 
toun  as  his  place  of  worship  15th  Aug.  1687  ; 
attended  the  first  meeting  of  Synod  30th 
Aug.  1688  ;  trans,  to  Kirkcudbright  in  1689. 
— [Maitland  Miscell.,  iv.,  185;  Sec.  Off. 
Reg.,  1687-8.] 

ROBERT   YOUNG,  adm.  {interim)  to 

16g2     Eaglesham    21st    Aug.    1689;    adm. 

6th  Sept.  1692  ;  died  16th  Nov.  1693, 

aged  51.    He  marr.  (1)  Grizel  Stevenson,  and 


1688 


had  issue — Sarah  (marr.  William  Morris), 
died  18th  Jan.  1700  :  (2)  Margaret  Muir- 
head  (who  survived  him,  and  was  recom- 
mended to  the  Presbyteries  by  the  General 
Assembly  for  charitable  supply  12th  April 
1694).— [Tombst. ;  Acts  of  Ass.,  1694.] 

ALEXANDER  CUNNINGHAM,  born 
16g5  1665,  fifth  son  of  Richard  C.  of 
Glengarnock  ;  ord.  17th  Sept.  1695  ; 
died  Aug.  1712.  He  marr.  Janet  (buried 
6th  Feb.  1720),  daugh.  of  John  Aitken- 
head  of  Jaw,  and  widow  of  James  Boog, 
min.  of  Dundonald,  and  had  issue  — 
William ;  Richard,  min.  of  Symington, 
Ayrshire  ;  Elizabeth  (marr.  27th  May  1739, 
Andrew  Hastie,  schoolmaster,  Kilwinning). 
— [Robertson's  Ayrshire  Fam.,  i.,  315.] 

JAMES  SEMPILL,  son  of  Robert  S.  of 
171  Kirkhouse  of  Bonhill ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Dunbarton  4th  Aug.  1713;  called  5th 
Dec.  1717;  ord.  7th  May  1718;  died  9th 
Feb.  1752.  He  marr.  (1)  9th  July  1719, 
Dorothea  (died  June  1720),  daugh.  of  John 
Edminston,  merchant,  Glasgow,  and  had 
issue — Robert,  served  heir  4th  Feb.  1761  : 
(2)  23rd  April  1722,  Margaret  (died  23rd 
Aug.  1758),  daugh.  of  William  Gemmil  of 
Towerlands,  and  had  issue — Janet,  died 
29th  Dec.  1747;  John,  M.A.  (Glasgow  1744); 
Dorothy,  buried  in  Ramshorn  Churchyard, 
Glasgow,  29th  Nov.  1754  ;  James,  born  18th 
May  1730 ;  George,  born  27th  Sept.  1737 ; 
Elizabeth,  born  26th  March  1743.— [Glasg. 
Marr.  Reg. ;  Glasg.  'Pests.] 


1753 


ANDREW  M'VEY,  born  Logie,  Bridge 
of  Allan,  1720,  son  of  John  M. ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  tutor  to 
the  son  of  Dr  Colin  Campbell  of  Daling ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunoon  18th  Sept.  1744. 
He  served  as  a  volunteer  at  the  Battle  of 
Falkirk,  where  he  was  taken  prisoner  by 
the  Highland  army  and  carried  to  the 
Castle  of  Doune,  but  made  his  escape  in 
the  disguise  of  a  woman  carrying  a  kettle  ; 
called  8th  March,  and  ord.  10th  May  1753; 
died  4th  July  1769.  He  marr.  18th  Oct. 
1763,  Janet  Hunter,  who  died  4th  May 
1768,  and  had  issue — John,  born  5th  Aug. 


IRVINE 


DREGHORN 


89 


1764,  died  6th  July  1769;  Robert,  born 
25th  May  1766;  Andrew,  born  28th  May 
1767. — [Cochrane  Corresp. ;  Tombst.] 

MICHAEL  TOD,  born  Kilmarnock, 
1770  1740,  eldest  son  of  James  T. ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Irvine  16th  Sept.  1764 ;  pres.  by 
Archibald,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  7th  Dec.  1769  ; 
ord.  5th  April  1770 ;  died  15th  Aug.  1801. 
He  marr.  18th  Aug.  1778,  Margaret  (died 
27th  Nov.  1828),  daugh.  of  John  Monteath, 
min.  of  Houston,  and  had  issue — Michael, 
born  18th  July  1779  ;  Margaret,  born  8th 
Dec.  1780;  Mary,  born  11th  Oct.  1782,  died 
14th  Jan.  1787 ;  Jean,  born  30th  Aug. 
1784  (marr.  20th  Aug.  1816,  John  Parker, 
merchant,  Glasgow) ;  Agnes,  born  5th  June 
1786  (marr.  23rd  Sept.  1805,  Alexander 
Murdoch,  writer,  Ayr);  Mary  Anne,  born 
born  24th  Feb.  1788;  John,  born  25th 
April  1790;  Elizabeth,  born  19th  June 
1792 ;  Janet,  born  6th  Feb.  1794,  died  6th 
Jan.  1820;  Isabella,  born  23rd  Aug.  1796 
(marr.  12th  July  1819,  Thomas  M'Clelland, 
agent,  Bank  of  Scotland,  Ayr).  Publication 
— Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat. 
Ace,  iv.). — [Tombst.] 

ANDREW  HALDANE,  born  29th  Jan. 
1802  ^76,  son  of  Bernard  H.,  min.  of 
Glenholm ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Biggar 
10th  June  1800  ;  pres.  by  the  Trustees  and 
Commissioner  of  Mary,  Lady  Montgomerie, 
in  Feb.  and  ord.  13th  May  1802  ;  died  22nd 
Jan.  1820.  He  marr.  18th  April  1808,  Mar- 
garet (died  23rd  Jan.  1854),  daugh.  of 
Alexander  Campbell  of  Greenfield,  and  had 
issue — John  Campbell,  surgeon,  Ayr,  born 
3rd  Feb.  1809 ;  Bernard,  physician,  Preston 
born  19th  March  1811 ;  Alexander,  born 
29th  Jan.  1814.— [Tombst.] 

ROBERT  SMITH,  pres.  by  the  Commis- 

1821     si°ners  °f  Mary,  Lady  Montgomerie, 

andCharlesMontolieuBurges[Lamb], 

July  1820 ;  ord.  22nd  Feb.  1821 ;  trans,  to 

Tester  1st  Oct.  1829. 

WILLIAM  WODROW,  born  1795,  son 

1831     °^  R°kert  W.,  Mauchline ;  educated 

at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb. 

of  Ayr  in  1820 ;  ord.  by  the  Scots  Presb. 


London,  20th  April  1826,  as  min.  of 
Swallow  Street  Chapel  there  ;  pres.  to  this 
parish  by  Mary,  Lady  Montgomerie,  and 
Sir  Charles  Lamb  in  Sept.,  and  adm.  3rd 
Nov.  1831  ;  died  unmarr.  24th  Jan.  1834. 
Publication — Charge  to  the  People  at  the 
Ordination  of  the  Rev.  Hugh  B.  Maclean 
(London,  1827).  —  [The  Scots  Churches  in 
England,  224 ;  Tombst.] 

JOHN  CAMPBELL  JAMIESON,  born 
Greenock,  4th  Jan.  1796;  eldest  son 
of  William  J.,'  teacher,  Kilmarnock, 
and  Ann  Campbell ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  17th 
Nov.  1821 ;  pres.  by  Mary,  Lady  Mont- 
gomerie, and  Sir  Charles  Lamb  in  Feb.  1834. 
Objections  having  been  taken  to  his  settle- 
ment, judgment  was  given  against  him  by 
a  majority  of  one  vote  in  the  General  As- 
sembly 28th  May  1835.  In  consequence 
of  irregularity  in  the  voting  the  case  was 
continued  to  next  Assembly,  who  re- 
mitted to  the  Presb.  to  proceed ;  he  was 
therefore  ord.  28th  July  1 836 ;  died  at 
Irvine,  16th  Sept.  1864.  He  marr.  30th 
Aug.  1836,  Mary  (born  7th  March  1802, 
died  11th  Oct.  1868),  daugh.  of  William 
Young,  merchant,  West  Indies,  and  Anne 
Allan,  and  had  issue — William  Allan,  born 
7th  Nov.  1837,  died  5th  Aug.  1838;  William 
Allan,  M.D.,  LL.D.,  President  of  Royal 
College  of  Physicians,  Edinburgh,  born  1st 
April  1839,  died  21st  April  1916 ;  Mary 
Anne  Kerr,  born  16th  March  1841  (marr. 
Thomas  Reid),  died  at  Victoria,  B.C.,  1st 
Jan.  1900.  Publication  —  Account  of  the 
Parish  (New  Stat.  Ace,  v.).— [Acts  of  Ass., 
1834-6  ;  Edinburgh  Medical  Journal,  June 
1916.] 

JAMES  MILROY,  born  Borgue  about 
1855  1830;  B.A.  (Edinburgh  1848),  M.A. 
(Edinburgh  1850) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Edinburgh;  assistant  at  Stewarton  in  1854; 
ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  23rd  Aug. 
1855  ;  died  unmarr.  at  Kirkcudbright,  23rd 
March  1890. 

WILLIAM  HORNE,  born  Dunfermline, 
1888     1844 '   educated     at     Univ.     of    St 
Andrews  M.A.,  (1869)  and  Congrega- 
tional Theological  Hall,  Edinburgh  ;   min. 


90 


DREGHORN— PIERSTON— DUNLOP 


[PRESB.  OF 


1889 


of  Lindsay  Street  Congregational  Church, 
Dundee,  1877-82 ;  examiner  in  Philosophy 
in  Univ.  of  St  Andrews  in  1880;  adm.  as 
an  ordained  min.  by  General  Assembly  in 
1882 ;  ord.  assistant  in  this  parish  31st 
March  1885 ;  adm.  (assistant  and  suc- 
cessor) 19th  May  1888;  died  at  Scar- 
borough, 1st  Aug.  1888.  Publications — 
Reason  and  Revelation,  being  an  Examina- 
tion into  the  Nature  and  Contents  of 
Scripture  Revelation,  as  Comjiared  with 
other  Forms  of  Truth  (London,  1877) ; 
Religious  Life  and  Thought  (London,  1880). 

WILLIAM  YOUNG  LINDSAY,  born 

1862,  second  son  of  John  Cowan 
L.,  F.E.I.S.,  Eector  of  Grammar 
School,'  Kilmarnock  ;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1886) ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  12th  June  1888 ; 
assistant  at  Lady  Glenorchy's  Parish,  Edin- 
burgh, 1888-9  ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor) 
16th  May  1889 ;  died  at  Stafford,  1st  Oct. 
1913.  He  marr.  2nd  March  1897,  Bessie 
Anderson,  daugh.  of  David  Russell  Cowan, 
min.  of  Presbyterian  Church  of  England, 
Walsall,  and  had  issue  —  David  Russell 
Cowan,  born  21st  April  1902. 

WILLIAM  JAMES  JAMIESON,  born 
1914  Coatbridge,  12th  Jan.  1880,  son  of 
John  J.  and  Margaret  Brown ;  edu- 
cated at  Gartsherrie  Academy,  High  School, 
and  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  M.A.  (1901) ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  in  1905  ;  assistant  at 
Kinghorn  in  1905 ;  ord.  to  Logie,  Fife, 
11th  April  1907  ;  trans,  and  adm.  15th  May 
1914. 


PIERSTON  on  PERCETOUN. 

FRANCIS      ADAMSON,      reader     at 
1570    Candlemas  1570. 

DAVID    WHYTE,    reader,    Nov.    1572 
1572     to  1589. 

ROBERT    MAXWELL,  min.  in  1590; 
1590    trans,  to  Dairy  in  1591. 

JOHN  BELL,  M.A. ;  inst.  to  the  vicar- 
age  pensionary  on  presentation  by 
1613     James   VI.   28th   Jan.    1613;    trans, 
to    Stevenson    in     1613. — [Prot.     Book    of 
Robert  Broivn.~\ 


1613 


DAVID  CUNNINGHAM,  son  of 
William  C,  burgess  of  Glasgow ; 
M.A.  (Glasgow  1600) ;  pres.  to  Duns- 
core  22nd  June  1609 ;  trans,  in  1613  ;  was 
a  member  of  the  Court  of  High  Commission 
15th  June  1619 ;  still  min.  Oct.  1631.  He 
marr.  June  1619,  Janet  (died  about  Oct. 
1631),  daugh.  of  John  Campbell,  shipmaster, 
Irvine,  and  widow  of  John  Young,  mer- 
chant, burgess  of  Irvine.  Probably  residing 
in  Irvine  in  1648  and  then  married  to 
Catherine  Crawford.  —  [Reg.  of  Deeds, 
ccclxxxvii.,  327  ;  Downie,  dlxxxiv.,  10th 
June  1653 ;  Prot.  Book  of  Robert  Brown ; 
Glasg.  Tests.] 

HEW  MACKAILE,  min.  in  1633 ;  trans. 
1633     to  Irvine  about  1642. 

ROBERT    URIE,    entered    student    at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow  24th   Feb.   1626  ; 
1642     min.  in  1642  ;  still  min.,  and  clerk  of 
Presb.  2nd  July  1650.— [Synod  Roll,  1642.] 

WILLIAM    NASMYTH,    adm.    before 
1667     11th     July     1661.— [Glasg.     Comm. 
Deeds.] 


DUNLOP. 

[The  vicarage  of  Dunlop  belonged  to  the 
Abbey  of  Kilwinning.  Near  it  there  was  a 
chapel  of  St  Mary.  The  stepping-stones 
across  the  Water  of  Glasert  leading  to  the 
village  of  Dunlop  were  called  Our  Lady's 
Steps.  From  1518  to  1523  John  Major 
was  Vicar  of  Dunlop.  The  Parish  Church 
was  rebuilt  in  1835.] 

JOHN  [or  HANS]  HAMILTON,  born 

1563  1536'  a  natural  son  °f  Archibald  H. 
of  Raploch ;  promoted  to  the  vicar- 
age in  1563;  probably  John  H,  who  was 
reader  and  exhorter  in  1567,  and  reader  in 
1574.  In  1606,  being  unable  to  serve  the 
cure,  another  was  presented ;  died  30th 
May  1608.  He  marr.  Janet  (died  30th 
Jan.  1628),  daugh.  of  James  Denham  of 
Westshields,  and  had  issue — James,  school- 
master at  Dublin  in  1587,  tutor  to  Arch- 
bishop Ussher,  created  Viscount  Claneboye 
in  1622,  and  Earl  of  Clanbrassill  in  1647, 
died  20th  June  1659 ;  Archibald  of  Hal- 
craig,  ancestor  of  Killyleagh  family  ;  Gavin 


IRVINE 


DUNLOP 


91 


of  Ballygalley,  merchant,  Coleraine  ;  John 
of  Tullimore ;  William  of  Bangor,  Co. 
Down ;  Patrick ;  Jean  (marr.  William 
Mure  of  Gland  erston). — [Anderson's  House 
of  Hamilton  ;  Reg.  Min. ;  Reg.  Sec.  Sig. ; 
Reid's  Ireland,  i.,  59 ;  M'Crie's  Melville, 
ii.  ;  Ind.  Reg.  Deeds ;  Burke's  Landed 
Gentry,  Ireland;  Tombst.] 

JAMES   HAMILTON,  vicar.— [Beg.  of 
1593     Deeds,  xlviii.,  103,  22nd  Jan.  1593.] 

JAMES    SCHEWAN,  min.   before  5th 
1596     Aug.    1596.  —  [Reg.   Mag.   Sig.,    vi., 
2033.] 

JAMES  CUNNINGHAM,  M.A. ;  trans. 
160_     from  Inchcaillioch ;  pres.  by  James 
VI.  14th  Oct.  1606;  trans,  to  Cum- 
nock 1607. 


1607 


JAMES  MONTGOMERY,  third  son  of 
Sir  Neil  M.  of  Lainshaw  and  Mar- 
garet Cunningham  ;  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1599) ;  was  on  the  Exercise  13th  Nov.  1602  ; 
pres.  to  Kirkmichael  25th  May  1606 ;  trans, 
after  2nd  Feb.  1607 ;  died  May  1613.  He 
marr.  1605,  Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  Robert 
Montgomerie,  min.  of  Stewarton ;  she  sur- 
vived him,  and  had  issue — Robert ;  James, 
colonel  in  Sweden. — [Reg.  Assig. ;  Reg.  Sec. 
Sig. ;  Glasg.  Tests.] 

HUGH  EGLINTON,  son  of  Archibald 
1615  E.,  to  whom  he  was  served  heir  in 
certain  lands  in  the  parish  of  Mearns 
26th  July  1634 ;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1610)  j  on 
the  Exercise  there  30th  Dec.  1612.  He  got 
a  testimonial  to  the  Presb.  of  Irvine  4th 
Jan.  1615 ;  pres.  to  the  vicarage  by  James 
VI.  26th  May  1615  ;  had  a  protection  from 
the  Marquess  of  Montrose  after  the  battle 
of  Kilsyth  in  1645  ;  died  March  1647,  aged 
about  57.  He  marr.  (1)  Janet  Maxwell, 
who  died  30th  Jan.  1628,  and  had  issue- 
Archibald  :  (2)  Marion  Hamilton,  who  sur- 
vived him,  and  had  issue — Hew,  merchant, 
Glasgow,  died  1649  ;  George,  apprenticed  to 
Patrick  Maxwell,  W.S.,  28th  Nov.  1632; 
John  ;  Jean  ;  Elspeth. — [Inq.  Ret.  Renfrew, 
91 ;  Reg.  Old  Dec,  ii. ;  Reg.  Sec.  Sig. ; 
Glasg.  Presb.  and  Bapt.  Regs. ;  Glasg, 
Tests. ;  Mem.  of  Montrose,  ii. ;  Baillie's 
Lett.'] 


GABRIEL     CUNNINGHAM,       M.A. 
1648     (Glasgow  1642) ;  pres.  by  the  laird 
of   Dunlop   in   Aug.,   and   adm.    1st 
Dec.  1648 ;  deprived  in  1664,  for  not  con- 
forming to  Episcopacy. 

WILLIAM     TORRIE,    M.A.     (King's 
1668     College,  Aberdeen,  12th  July  1660) ; 
adm.  before   2nd   July  1668. — [Bail. 
Cunningham  Decreets.] 

GABRIEL  CUNNINGHAM,  M.A., 
1672  ab°ve  mentioned ;  indulged  by  the 
Privy  Council  3rd  Sept.  1672,  but 
did  not  then  return  to  the  parish.  In  June 
1674  orders  were  given  for  his  appre- 
hension as  a  preacher  at  conventicles.  On 
8th  March  1683  the  Privy  Council  in- 
structed the  Lord  Advocate  to  prosecute 
him  for  harbouring  rebels.  He  returned 
in  1687.  —  [Privy  Counc.  Reg.,  3rd  ser., 
viii.,  87.] 

JOHN  HAY,  M.A.,  formerly  of  Yester ; 
1680     adm.     after    1680 ;    trans,    to    New 
Monkland  about  1682. 

ALEXANDER  LINDSAY,  M.A.  (King's 
1685  College,  Aberdeen,  14th  July  1674) ; 
adm.  before  4th  Oct.  1685;  still 
min.  6th  Aug.  1687.  —  [Corshill  Baron 
Court  Book ;  Ayr  and  Wigtown  Arch,  and 
Hist.  Collections.] 

GABRIEL     CUNNINGHAM,      M.A., 

1687  already  noticed ;    returned    in   1687 
after  the   Toleration    was  granted ; 

was  restored  by  Act  of  Parliament  25th 
April  1690.  Having  been  Moderator  at  a 
previous  meeting  of  Presbyterian  mins.  he 
preached  at  the  opening  of  the  first  General 
Assembly  after  the  Revolution  16th  Oct. 
1690 ;  was  on  the  commission  for  visiting 
schools  and  colleges  for  that  year ;  died 
May  1691,  aged  about  69.  —  [Maitland 
Miscell.,  iv. ;  Wodrow's  Anal. ;  Glasg. 
Tests. ;  Inq.  Ret.  Gen.,  7158,  7175 ;  Acts 
of  Pari.,  iv.] 

WILLIAM   RO  BIS  ON,  adm.  before 

1688  1688  >  deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament 
25th   April    1690,  restoring    Presby- 
terian mins. 


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JOHN  JAMIESON,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 

1692  Paisley  lltn  ^OV.  1691  >  ord-  21st 
Sept.  1692;  died  in  1708.  He  was 
a  poet  "  of  no  mean  pretension."  He  marr. 
Joan  Cunningham,  and  had  issue — Doro- 
thea ;  William,  min.  of  Rerrick.  Publica- 
tion— Zion's  Traveller  (Paisley,  1786). 

JAMES  ROWAT,  M.A.;  ord.  May  1709  ; 
1709     trans,  to  Jedburgh  20th  Sept.  1732. 
He  marr.  Agnes  Muir,  who  died  in 
Ireland  in  1763  [vide  vol.  ii.,  127]. 

ROBERT  BAIRD  in  Kilmarnock ;  M.A. 
1734  (Glasgow,  1st  May  1724);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Irvine  14th  Sept.  1731 ; 
pies,  by  the  tutors  for  Alexander,  Earl  of 
Eglinton,  8th  March  1733  ;  ord.  28th  March 
1734;  died  27th  March  1756.  He  marr. 
(1)  10th  June  1735,  Helen  (died  3rd  Jan. 
1750),  daugh.  of  Henry  Beveridge,  mer- 
chant, Dysart,  and  had  issue — William, 
merchant,  Glasgow,  born  4th  May  1736 ; 
Robert,  born  16th  Aug.  1740 ;  Ebenezer, 
born  1st  May  1742 ;  Marion,  born  14th 
April  1744,  died  14th  May  1746;  Helen, 
born  1st  April,  and  died  2nd  June  1746; 
Henry  (twin),  born  1st  April,  and  died  26th 
May  1746;  Helen,  born  19th  Oct.  1747; 
Elizabeth,  born  14th  Feb.  1749  :  (2)  9th 
May  1753,  Agnes  Cunningham,  who  died 
30th  June  1780,  and  had  issue — George, 
born  6th  Dec.  1755,  died  28th  Nov.  1756. 


JAMES    WODROW,    M.A. ;    pres.  by 
Alexander,  Earl  of  Eglinton,   Sept. 
1756 ;    ord.   1st   Sept.   1757 ;    trans, 
to  Stevenston  18th  Oct.  1759. 


1757 


JOHN    FULLARTON,    pres.    by    the 
Commissioner    for  Alexander,   Earl 
of   Eglinton,    and    ord.   25th    Sept. 
1760  ;  trans,  to  Dairy  1st  April  1762. 


1760 


JOHN  GRAHAM,  M.A. ;  pres.  by  Alex- 
ander, Earl   of  Eglinton,  7th   Sept. 
1762;   ord.  12th   May    1763;    trans, 
to  Kirkinner  30th  June  1779. 


1763 


THOMAS     BRISBANE,    born     1743, 

second  son  of  William  B.  in  Govan ; 

1  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  pres. 

by  Archibald,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  16th  Oct. 


1779 ;  ord.  27th  April  1780 ;  died  9th  May 
1837.  He  marr.  28th  Sept.  1783,  Catherine 
(died  28th  March  1813),  daugh.  of  George 
Cunningham  of  Monkredding,  and  had 
issue— Janet,  born  16th  May  1785  ;  George 
Cunningham,  born  11th  Oct.  1786,  died 
10th  Feb.  1787;  Thomas,  of  Lylestone, 
M.D.,  born  11th  March  1790,  died  4th  May 
1855  ;  Fairlie,born  15th  Feb.  1792  ;  George 
Cunningham,  born  22nd  Jan.  1794,  died 
3rd  Jan.  1864;  William,  born  22nd  Feb. 
1797,  died  9th  Jan.  1798  ;  John  Campbell, 
born  1799,  died  6th  July  1868.  Publication 
— Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat. 
Ace,  ix.). 


1834 


MATTHEW  DICKIE,  born  1800,  sixth 
son  of  Matthew  D.,  Kilmarnock ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Irvine  6th  Aug.,  and  ord.  by 
Presb.  of  Paisley  4th  Nov.  1828,  assistant 
and  successor  to  a  Presbyterian  min.  at 
Limerick,  where  he  remained  five  years ; 
pres.  by  the  Trustees  of  Archibald  William, 
Earl  of  Eglinton,  and  adm.  (assistant  and 
successor)  8th  May  1834.  Joined  the  Free 
Church  in  1843 ;  min.  of  Free  Church, 
Beith,  1843-63 ;  died  at  Invercloy,  Arran, 
from  the  result  of  an  accident,  28th  Sept. 
1863.  He  marr.  30th  June  1835,  Agnes  Ann 
Steven,  who  died  14th  June  1877,  and  had 
issue— Janet  Barbour,  born  2nd  April  1836; 
Harriet  Dunlop,  born  1st  Oct.  1837  ;  Agnes 
Ann,  born  27th  April  1839.  Publication- 
Account  of  the  Parish  (Neiv  Stat.  Ace,  v.). 


1843 


WILLIAM  GEBBIE,  born  Kilmarnock, 
1810,  third  son  of  Alexander  G. ; 
educated  at  Kilmarnock  Academy 
and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Irvine  in  1837  ;  assistant  at  Dairy  in  1842  ; 
pres.  by  Archibald  William,  Earl  of  Eglin- 
ton, 14th  July,  and  ord.  22nd  Aug.  1843 ; 
died  2nd  Aug.  1883.  He  marr.  17th  Sept. 
1844,  Catherine  Campbell,  Bowfield,  Loch- 
winnoch  (died  11th  Feb.  1889),  and  had 
issue — Elizabeth  Campbell,  born  6th  Aug. 
1845 ;  Catherine,  born  16th  Oct.  1846,  died 
26th  April  1872;  Marion,  born  12th  Oct. 
1850.  Publications  —  Many  Gospel  Tracts 
and  Short  Sermons.  —  [Lawson's  Persons 
who  have  Influenced  my  Life,  112.] 


IEVINEl 


DUNLOP— FENWICK 


93 


1884 


ROBERT  GRAHAM,  born  Hoddam, 
5th  Oct.  1841,  son  of  James  G.  and 
Agnes  Laidlaw ;  educated  at  Hoddam 
School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Greenock  in  1872 ;  assistant  at 
High  Kirk,  Edinburgh  ;  ord.  to  St  David's 
Parish,  Kirkintilloch,  4th  June  1874  ;  trans. 
and  adm.  28th  Feb.  1884  ;  died  4th  July 
1886.  He  man.  21st  July  1874,  Georgina 
Agnes,  daugh.  of  John  Grieve,  and  had 
issue  —  James,  M.D.,  Edinburgh,  lieut. 
R.A.M.C.,  born  2nd  July  1875;  John 
Grieve,  C.E.,  born  6th  May  1877,  died  at 
Regina,  Saskatchewan,  1911 ;  Margaretta 
Maria  Lothian,  born  23rd  Feb.  1879  (marr. 
T.  T.  Rutherford,  architect, .C.P.R.) ;  Agnes 
Laidlaw,  born  29th  Dec.  1881  (marr.  Ernest 
P.  Titterton,  L.R.C.P.,  capt.  R.A.M.C., 
Saltash,  Cornwall) ;  Euphemia  Garvin, 
born  14th  July  1883  (marr.  John  T.  Titter- 
ton,  M.B.,  C.M.,  South  Mimms,  lieut. 
R.A.M.C.). 


JAMES  SYMON,  born  Dufftown,  10th 
June  1853,  son  of  John  S.  and  Jane 
Anderson ;  educated  at  Dufftown 
School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow  j  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Glasgow  14th  June  1882 ;  ord. 
to  Hogganfield  21st  Dec.  1882 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  16th  Dec.  1886  ;  died  2nd  April  1915. 
He  marr.  14th  Aug.  1901,  Mary,  youngest 
daugh.  of  Robert  Wilson  of  Burnhouse, 
and  had  issue — Mary  Robertson,  born  7th 
June  1902. 


1915 


JAMES  M'CARDEL,  born  Rutherglen, 
19th  Sept.  1887,  son  of  James  M. 
and  Elizabeth  Allingham ;  educated 
at  Glasgow  Pupil  Teachers'  Institute  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1909),  B.D. 
(1914) ;  student  assistant  at  Townhead 
Parish,  1911-12 ;  student  assistant  at 
Barony  Parish,  1912-13 ;  locum  tenens  at 
Alvie  in  1913  ;  student  assistant  at  Blyths- 
wood  Parish,  1913-14 ;  assistant  at  Barony 
Parish  April  1914 ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  May  1914;  ord.  9th  Sept.  1915; 
Chaplain  to  the  Forces  in  1916.  Marr.  4th 
April  1916,  Agnes,  daugh.  of  Philip  Mackie. 


FENWICK,  sometime  NEW 
KILMARNOCK. 

[At  the  desire  of  the  General  Assembly 
the  parish  of  Fen  wick  was  disjoined  from 
Kilmarnock,  and  erected  by  Parliament 
9th  Oct.  1641.  The  parish  was  annexed 
by  the  Synod  to  the  Presb.  of  Glasgow  17th 
Oct.  1677,  but  was  retransferred  to  that 
of  Irvine  in  1689.  Fenwick  Church,  built 
in  1643,  contains  interesting  old  woodwork 
and  a  characteristic  ancient  pulpit  with  an 
hourglass.  The  parish  jougs  also  remain. 
John  Howie,  author  of  the  Scots  Worthies, 
was  born  at  the  farmhouse  of  Lochgoin  in 
1735.] 

WILLIAM  GUTHRIE,  born  1620, 
eldest  son  of  James  G.  of  Pitforthie, 
Forfarshire,  by  a  daugh.  of  Lyon  of 
Easter-Ogle,  in  Tanadice  parish.  He  be- 
came an  apt  scholar,  and  on  5th  June 
1638  he  graduated  M.A.  at  the  Univ.  of 
St  Andrews,  where  his  studies  had  been 
directed  by  his  cousin,  James  Guthrie 
the  martyr,  then  a  regent  in  philosophy. 
He  studied  divinity  under  Samuel  Ruther- 
ford. To  free  himself  from  what  he  con- 
sidered purely  worldly  affairs,  he  made 
over  Pitforthie  to  one  of  his  brothers.  He 
was  licen.  by  the  Presb.  of  St  Andrews  in 
Aug.  1642,  and  became  tutor  to  the  eldest 
son  of  John  Campbell,  first  Earl  of 
Loudoun,  the  Lord  High  Chancellor  of 
Scotland.  Some  persons  from  Fenwick 
having  heard  him  preach  at  a  Fast-day 
service  in  Galston  Kirk,  they  desired  him 
to  be  called  as  the  first  min.  of  their  newly 
created  parish.  That  was  done,  and  he 
was  ord.  7th  Nov.  1644.  Soon  afterwards 
the  General  Assembly  appointed  him  an 
army  chaplain,  and  he  was  present  at  the 
engagement  which  took  place  at  Mauchline 
Moor  in  June  1648.  He  joined  the  Pro- 
testers in  1651.  On  8th  Aug.  1654  he  was 
appointed  by  the  English  Council  on  a 
committee  for  supervising  admissions  to 
the  ministry  within  the  bounds  of  his  own 
Synod.  Refusing  to  submit  to  Episcopacy, 
he  was  deprived  24th  July  1664.  He  went 
to  Pitforthie,  which  had  again  come  into 
his  hands  through  the  death  of  his  brother, 


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and  following  a  period   of    ill-health,  he 
died  in  the   manse   of  his   brother-in-law 
Laurence  Skinner,  min.  of  Brechin,  10th 
Oct.  1665,  and  was  buried  in  the  Cathedral 
there.     He  was   a  man  of  ready  wit,  who 
moved    freely   amongst    his    people,  lived 
simply,  and  spent  a  great  part  of  his  leisure 
in    such    sports    as    fishing    and    fowling. 
When  he  preached  his  church  was  crowded, 
and  his  pastoral  work  was  performed  with 
undiminished  fervour  and  success  through- 
out all  his  ministry.     He  refused  calls  to 
Renfrew,    Linlithgow,    Stirling,    Glasgow, 
and  Edinburgh.     Dr  John  Owen  describes 
him    as    "  one    of    the    greatest    divines 
that    ever    wrote."      Guthrie's    book,    The 
Christian's  Great  Interest  (which  has  been 
translated   into    several    foreign   tongues), 
was  published  to  vindicate  himself  against 
a   volume   purporting   to   contain  a  series 
of  his  sermons  on  Isaiah  lv.    This  appeared 
at  Aberdeen  about  1657  as  A  Clear,  Attrac- 
tive,   Warming  Beam  of  Light.     In  1680 
another  work    professing    to   be    his  was 
issued,  with  the  title  The  Heads  of  some 
Sermons  j)reached  at   Finnick   in  August 
1662,  but  this  also  was  disclaimed  by  his 
widow  in  a   public  advertisement.     Most 
of  his  papers  were  seized  in   1682,  when 
Mrs  Guthrie's  house  was  raided  by  a  party 
of  soldiers  instigated  by  the  bishops.    He 
marr.  Aug.  1645,  Agnes,  daugh.  of  David 
Campbell  of  Skeldon,  parish  of  Dalrymple, 
and    had   issue — Agnes,  born    1652   (marr. 
Matthew  Miller  of  Glenlee) ;   Mary,  born 
1654  (marr.  Patrick  Warner,  min.  of  Irvine) ; 
Elizabeth ;  Margaret,  John,  and  William, 
who  all  died  young.      Publications  —  The 
Christian's  Great  Interest  (probably  1658 ; 
numerous  editions) ;    Two  Sermons  (Glas- 
gow, 1701) ;   A  Collection  of  Lectures  and 
Sermons  preached  mostly  in   the  Time  of 
the    late    Persecution,    edited    by     J[ohn] 
H[owie]    (Glasgow,     1779 ;     reprinted     as 
Sermons  delivered  in  Times  of  Persecution 
[with  biographical  notices  by  James  Kerr, 
min.  of  the  Reformed  Presbyterian  Church, 
Greenock]  (Edinburgh,  1880) ;   Crumbs  of 
Comfort :  or  Grace  in  its  various  Degrees, 
and  yet   Oneness   in    Kind  (n.p.,  1681). — 
[Wodrow's  Anal.,  i.,  47,  169,  243;  iii.,  69; 
A  true  and  exact  Copy  of  Letters  of  Horn- 


ier 


ing,  or  formal  Excommunication  past  by 
Mr  William  Guthrie  (n.p.,  1681) ;  Ing. 
Pet.  Gen.,  5001  ;  Acts  of  Ass. ;  Acts 
of  Pari.,  vi.,  pt.  2,  138  ;  Muir's  Memoir 
and  Original  Letters  (1827) ;  The  Scots 
Worthies ;  Carslaw's  Guthrie  of  Fenvnck 
(Paisley,  1900) ;  Thomson's  Martyr  Graves 
of  Scotland,  102 ;  Johnston's  Treasury  of 
the  Scottish  Covenant,  324 ;  Hewison's 
Covenanters,  ii.,  184  ;  Black's  Brechin  ;  Diet. 
Nat.  Biog.] 

JAMES  OGILVIE,  only  son  of  William 
O.,  portioner  of  Blairmaud,  Banff- 
shire ;  M.A.  (King's  College,  Aber- 
deen, 17th  July  1662);  schoolmaster  at 
Cullen  1663-5;  passed  trials  before  Presb.  of 
Fordyce,  and  got  a  testimonial  for  licence 
5th  July  1665 ;  though  settled,  24th  Aug. 
1666,  he  was  kept  out  of  the  manse ;  is 
said  to  have  deserted  his  charge  May 
1671.— [Reg.  of  Deeds,  Mack.,  28th  Jan. 
1670 ;  Cullen  Sess.;  Cramond's  Cullen,  131.] 

THOMAS  WYLLIE  of  Barclay ;  M.A. 

(Edinburgh,   20th  July   1638);   ord. 

to  Borgue  in  1642  ;  trans,  to  Mauch- 
line  16th  July  1646 ;  was  engaged  in 
opposition  to  the  royal  forces  at  Mauchline 
Moor  June  1648 ;  joined  the  Protesting 
Party  in  the  Church  in  1651 ;  trans,  to 
Kirkcudbright  in  1655 ;  deprived  by  Privy 
Council  1st  Oct.  1662,  and  ordered  to 
remove  north  of  the  Tay.  He  obtained 
charge  of  a  Presbyterian  congregation  at 
Coleraine,  Ireland,  about  1669 ;  was  in- 
dulged here  (on  a  call  from  the  people)  by 
Privy  Council  3rd  Sept.  1672;  died  20th 
July  1676,  aged  about  58.  He  marr.  Mar- 
garet (died  Feb.  1690),  daugh.  of  John 
Gordon,  factor  at  Lochinvar,  and  had 
issue — Ann,  born  1673 ;  Robert,  min.  of 
Hamilton.  Publications — "Letter  to  Sir 
William  Mure"  (Mure's  House  of  Roiv- 
allan) ;  Ane  Catechism  of  the  Christian 
Religion  [printed  for  the  first  time  in 
Professor  Mitchell's  The  Catechisms  of  the 
Second  Reformation']  (Edinburgh,  1886). 
He  also,  in  conjunction  with  Alexander 
Wedderburn,  min.  of  Kilmarnock,  drew  up 
Grievances  in  the  Indulgence,  straitening 
the  Presbyterian  Ministers  so  that  they 
cannot  accept  it. — [Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.,  326 ; 


IRVINE] 


FENWICK 


95 


1680 


Glasg.    Tests.  ;     Reid's    Ireland,    ii.,    407 ; 
Calderwood's  Hist.,  App.,  5,  6  ;  P.  C.  Reg., 
3rd  ser.,  v.,  91 ;  Henderson's  Borgue,  27-30.] 
JOHN  WILSON,  only  son  of  John  W., 
merchant,  Glasgow  ;  M.A.  (Glasgow, 
18th  July  1672);  pres.  by  William, 
Earl  of  Kilmarnock,  June,  and  inst.   26th 
Sept.  1677;   dep.  May  1680  for  adultery; 
went  to  Barbados  ;  died  before  18th  June 
1694,  when  his  sister  Grizel,  wife  of  Robert 
Rowat,  merchant,  Glasgow,  was  served  heir 
to  his  property  in  the  Saltmarket. — [Glasg. 
Presb.  Peg.] 
JAMES  MAIN,  M.A. ;  pres.  by  William, 
Earl  of   Kilmarnock ;    passed   trials 
and   got    a   testimonial    23rd    June 
1680   for   ordination.     He    is   believed   to 
have    instigated    the    arrest    of    Captain 
John    Paton   of    Meadowhead,    who    was 
ultimately  executed ;  trans,  to  Old  Monk- 
land   after   25th   March    1684.  — [M'Kay's 
Hist,  of  Kilmarnock,  62.] 
ANDREW   CRAWFORD,  M.A.  (Glas- 
gow, 13th  July  1669) ;  passed  trials 
1685    before  the  Presb.  there  and  got  a 
testimonial   18th    July   1677    for   licence; 
adm.  about  1685 ;   deserted  his   charge  in 
1689,  and  is  said  to  have  been  a  "  scandal- 
ous drunkard.3' 

ANDREW  FAULLS  [FAULDS],  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  been,  by 
Presb.  of   Paisley  22nd  Aug.   1689; 

ord.  18th  March  1691 ;  died,  probably  un- 

marr.,  after  5  th  July  1699. 

WILLIAM  SIMSON,  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr 
18th  March  1702  ;  ord.  in  1703  ;  died 
between  16th  April  and  7th  May  1718.  He 
marr.  Julian  Stewart,  who  died  at  Glasgow, 
17th  Jan.  1765,  aged  82,  and  had  issue — 
Juliana,  buried  1st  June  1777,  aged  60. 

JOHN  CHRISTIE,  M.A.  (Edinburgh, 
1719  22nd  April  1708);  studied  theology 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  became  tutor 
to  Richard  Carsewell ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  23rd  May  1716;  called  24th  Sept. 
1718;  ord.  18th  March  1719;  died  22nd 
March  1740.  He  marr.  Agnes  Weir,  who 
survived  him,  and  had  issue — William. — 
[Glasg.  Tests. ;  Wodrow's  Corresj).] 


1691 


1703 


JAMES  HALKET,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
1741  Dunkeld  1st  Oct.  1734;  called  31st 
Dec.  1740  ;  ord.  15th  April  1741  ;  died 
16th  April  1779,  aged  72.  He  marr.  26th 
July  1741,  Alison  (died  4th  June  1777), 
daugh.  of  Robert  Chalmers,  merchant, 
Edinburgh,  and  had  issue  —  Katherine, 
born  22nd  April  1745 ;  John,  born  22nd 
June  1747,  died  28th  April  1775;  Jasper, 
born  25th  Oct.  1751,  died  11th  March  1771. 

"  WILLIAM  BOYD,  born  1748,  eldest  son 
1782  °^  Adam  B-,  carpenter,  Lochwinnoch ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  M.A. 
(1768);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  28th 
Jan.  1774 ;  pres.  by  the  Commissioners  of 
George,  Earl  of  Glasgow,  20th  and  21st 
Sept.  1780.  Great  opposition  was  made 
by  the  parishioners,  who  barricaded  the 
church  door  and  filled  the  lock  with  stones 
to  prevent  his  access,  while  the  beadle 
refused  to  ring  the  bell.  The  case  coming 
before  the  Assemblies  of  1781  and  1782, 
they  ordered  the  settlement.  He  was  ord. 
at  Irvine  25th  June  1782 ;  died  17th  Oct. 
1828.  He  marr.  31st  Aug.  1784,  Elizabeth 
Barr,  who  died  6th  April  1834,  and  had 
issue — Elizabeth,  born  8th  Aug.  1785,  died 
23rd  April  1832 ;  William,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1804),  student  of  divinity,  born  1st  April 
1787,  died  9th  June  1813 ;  John,  born  1st 
June  1789,  died  31st  July  1808;  Adam, 
M.A.  (Glasgow  1809),  born  24th  July  1791, 
died  7th  March  1822;  Ann,  born  26th 
June  1793,  died  31st  March  1833;  James, 
secretary,  Dublin,  born  21st  May  1795; 
Margaret,  born  30th  Sept.  1797;  Elliotta, 
born  4th  June  1800 ;  George,  born  23rd 
Dec.  1803,  died  8th  April  1829  ;  Janet,  born 
12th  Oct.  1805  (marr.  James  Glen,  min.  of 
Benholm).  Publication — Account  of  the 
Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  xiv.). 

JOHN  GEDDES  CROSBIE,  eldest  son 
1829  °^  Andrew  C.,  Dumfries  ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  called  to  the 
Scots  Church,  Birmingham,  30th  Nov.  1824 ; 
ord.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  8th  June  1825 ; 
res.  9th  Oct.  1826  ;  pres.  by  George,  Earl  of 
Glasgow,  Jan.,  and  adm.  19th  March  1829 ; 
his  demission  (on  conscientious  grounds) 
was  accepted  5th  April  1836,  when  he  was 
declared  to   be   no   longer  a   min.   of    the 


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FENWICK— FERGUSHILL— HURLFORD 


[  PRESB.  OF 


1836 


Church ;  died  16th  June  1838.  He  marr. 
31st  Aug.  1831,  Mary  Lloyd,  Birmingham, 
who  died  25th  Dec.  1876,  and  had  issue — 
Robert  Lloyd,  born  25th  Sept.  1832  ;  John. 

ROBERT  FERGUSON,  M.A. ;  pres.  by 
George,  Earl  of  Glasgow,  May,  and 
ord.  25th   Aug.   1836;   trans,   to   St 
David's,  Edinburgh,  16th  May  1843. 

JAMES  GRAHAM,  trans,  from  North 
Church,  Paisley ;  pres.  by  James, 
Earl   of    Glasgow,   17th   Aug.,   and 

adm.  21st  Sept.  1843  ;   trans,  to   Penpont 

21st  Feb.  1845. 

DAVID  DICKIE,  born  1804,  youngest 
son  of  George  D.,  farmer,  Monkton, 
Ayr  ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 
ord.  assistant  7th  Nov.  1837  ;  adm.  (assist- 
ant and  successor)  at  Terregles  3rd  June 
1841;.  pres.  by  James,  Earl  of  Glasgow,  6th 
March,  and  adm.  8th  May  1845;  died  16th 
June  1880.  He  marr.  (1)  Sarah  Ann 
M'Naught,  who  died  7th  Jan.  1854,  and 
had  issue  —  John  Stott,  shipowner,  Glas- 
gow, born  19th  July  1842 ;  David  James, 
born  1843,  died  14th  Oct.  1866;  George 
Boyd,  shipbroker,  Greenock,  born  18th 
Oct.  1845  ;  Sarah  Ann  M'Naught,  born 
25th  March  1848;  William  M'Naught, 
born  2nd  Sept.  1850 ;  Jessie  Mary  Eliza- 
beth, born  2nd  Jan.  1854  (marr.  Andrew 
Graham  Service,  merchant,  Glasgow,  and 
Collector  of  Trades'  House) :  (2)  3rd  July 
1855,  Anna  M'Millan  Crichton,  who  died 
s.p.  at  Lenzie,  14th  May  1886. 

JOHN  HALL,  eldest  son  of  William  H., 
1879  blacksmith,  Eaglesham ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  assistant  in 
Arran ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  11th 
Dec.  1879  ;  res.  2nd  June  1887,  and  went 
abroad. 

'  ANDREW  BURNS,  born  Kirklands, 
n  Dreghorn,  19th  Sept.  1858,  second 
son  of  William  B.,  engine-keeper, 
and  Agnes  Hunter ;  was  in  business  in 
Glasgow,  1876-8 ;  educated  at  Univs.  of 
Glasgow  and  St  Andrews ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  St  Andrews  5th  May  1886; 
assistant  at  Gartsherrie,  1886-7  ;  ord.  15th 
Dec.  1887 ;  app.  clerk  of  Presb.  of  Irvine 
16th  Oct.  1900.     Marr.  (1)  27th  Feb.  1890, 


Agnes  (died  29th  June  1904),  daugh.  of 
John  N.  Shaw,  Garreyhorn,  Maybole,  and 
Agnes  M'Fadzean,  and  has  issue — Agnes 
M'Fadzean  Hunter,  born  17th  Dec.  1890 
(marr.  5th  July  1916,  William  Archibald, 
C.E.,  Glasgow) ;  Bella,  born  19th  Dec. 
1892,  died  5th  July  1894;  Andrew  Shaw, 
born  11th  June  1898  :  (2)  3rd  July  1906, 
Mary,  third  daugh.  of  George  Retson, 
Gardrum,  Fenwick,  and  Mary  M'Manus. 

FERGUSHILL  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  built  here  in  1880.  The 
parish  was  disjoined  from  Kilwinning, 
Irvine,  and  Stewarton,  15th  March  1886.] 

WILLIAM  M'ALPINE,  born  Edin- 
1880  burgh,  !9th  Nov.  1838,  son  of  George 
M.  and  Elizabeth  Fort ;  educated 
at  Dalkeith  High  School  and  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Stranraer 
in  1866;  assistant  at  Ballantrae,  Tron 
(Glasgow),  Forfar,  Markinch,  Alexandria ; 
ord.  29th  Jan.  1880.  Marr.  14th  Sept, 
1887,  Blanche,  daugh.  of  James  Stephen 
Tripp,  and  has  issue — William  Herbert, 
born  20th  March  1891 ;  Francis  Helen 
Blanche,  born  24th  Jan.  1893 ;  Rosa 
Margaret  Adela,  born  5th  March  1896 ; 
Amy  Elizabeth  Antonia,  born  13th  May 
1899  (marr.  10th  Sept.  1919,  Carrington 
Nunn  Ayles). 

HURLFORD  (Q.S.) 

[The  parish  was  disjoined  from  Kilmar- 
nock, Galston,  and  Riccarton,  by  the  Court 
of  Teinds,  9th  March  1874,  and,  by  Act  of 
Assembly,  annexed  to  Presb.  of  Irvine. 
The  church  was  built  in  1875.] 

ALEXANDER     MARSHALL,     M.A. ; 
74     pres.  by  the  Trustees  of  the  parish 
17th  Aug.,  and  ord.  5th  Nov.  1874 ; 
trans,  to  Callander  13th  Sept.  1877. 

THOMAS  PEARSON,  M.A.,  B.D. ;  ord. 
7th  March  1878 ;   trans,    to   Second 


1878 


Charge,  Cupar,  7th  Jan.  1880. 


GEORGE  GARDINER,  M.A.,B.D. ;  ord. 

8th  July  1880  ;  trans,  to  Kirknewton 

11th  June  1889.    He  had  the  following 

children  in  addition  to  those  given  under 


IRVINE] 


HURLFORD— IRVINE 


Kirknewton — Euphemia  Forgan,  born  5th 
Oct.  1881,  died  7th  June  1882;  Annie 
Dow,  born  10th  Oct.  1883 ;  David  Forgan 
Lindsay,  born  21st  Aug.  1885,  died  22nd 
Sept.  1888. 

ALEXANDER    CAMERON,  licen.   by 
1890     Presb.  of  Kintyre   11th   May   1887; 
ord.  9th   Jan.   1890;    died   unrnarr. 
at  Glasgow,  31st  Aug.  1906. 

JAMES    BRYCE    JAMIESON,    M.A., 

1907    B-D-'    ord'  7th    Feb'   1907;    trans- 
to  Greyfriars,   Dumfries,    3rd    Feb. 

1911. 

JAMES  WILSON  MUGGOCH,  born 
20th  Nov.  1880,  son  of  James  Wilson 
M.,  Glasgow ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (1905);  B.D.  (1909); 
engaged  as  a  teacher ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  5th  May  1909  ;  assistant  at  Black- 
friars'  Parish,  Glasgow,  1909-11 ;  ord.  29th 
June  1911  ;  Chaplain  to  Forces  in  Egypt, 
1916-17.  Marr.  23rd  April  1912,  Jane 
Helen,  daugh.  of  James  Glen,  Cora  Linn, 
Uddingston,  and  has  issue — Helen  Milne 
Lawson,  born  9th  June  1915  ;  James  Wilson, 
born  16th  May  1918. 


IRVINE. 

[The  church  of  Irvine  belonged  to  the 
Abbey  of  Kilwinning.  In  early  times  it 
was  dedicated  to  St  Inan,  but  there  was 
a  later  dedication  to  St  Mary.  There  were 
two  chapels  in  the  parish,  St  Mary's  on  the 
Water  of  Irvine  near  the  church,  and  the 
other  at  Bourtriehill.  The  parish  church 
contained  at  least  nine  dedications  besides 
that  of  the  high  altar.  Two  of  these  were 
in  honour  of  St  Ninian.  The  others  bore 
the  names  of  St  Salvator,  St  Conal,  St 
Thomas  the  Martyr,  St  Sebastian,  St 
Christopher,  St  John  the  Baptist,  and  St 
Stephen.  Close  to  the  churchyard  stood 
the  priory  of  the  White  Friars  of  Irvine 
founded  in  the  fourteenth  century  by  one 
of  the  Fullartons  of  that  ilk.  Irvine 
church  was  rebuilt  on  a  new  site  in  1774. 
Two  fairs  in  the  year  were  held  at  Irvine 
in  honour  of  St  Mary,  the  one  on  the  15th 

VOL.  III. 


of  Aug.,  the  feast  of  her  Assumption,  and 
the  other  on  the  8th  of  Sept.,  the  day  of 
her  Nativity.] 

JOHN   LYND,  min.   in   1565;    it  was 

1565     declared  by  the  Assembly,  26th  June 

that  year,  "  that  he  was  unsufficient 

for    the    charge."  —  [Booke   of   the   Kirk ; 

Keith's  Hist.] 

ROBERT  HAMILTON,  probably  son  of 
1567  Robert  H.  of  Preston,  adm.  to  Ochil- 
tree about  1562 ;  trans,  before  27th 
June  1567;  died  in  1578.  He  marr.,  and 
had  issue — Robert  in  Prestonpans ;  Jona- 
than, student  at  St  Andrews  Nov.  1582, 
died  before  4th  March  1588-9  ;  Andrew  ; 
Janet ;  Magdalen. — [Reg.  Min. ;  Booke  of 
the  Kirk  ;  Calderwood's  Hist.,  ii.,  370  ;  Reg. 
Sec.  Sig.,  xlix.,  34 ;  Reg.  of  Heeds,  xviii. 
160.] 

JOHN  YOUNG,  trans,  from  Jedburgh, 
157o  entered  at  Beltein,  1570 ;  was  a 
member  of  the  Convention  in  1571 ; 
of  the  Assemblies  March  1572,  March  1573, 
April  1576,  July  and  Oct.  1580,  and  April 
1581.  In  1574  Pierstoun  was  in  his 
charge ;  was  app.  Commissioner  of  Kyle 
and  Cunninghame  July  1579,  to  which 
Carrick  was  added  afterward ;  was  still 
min.  Oct.  1582,  and  was  afterwards  at 
Beith.  He  had  decree  for  half  of  stipend 
for  crop  and  year  1588;  styled  min.  13th 
May  1589.  —  [Ayr  Homings,  11th  April 
1590.] 

WILLIAM  STRANG,  adm.  to  Kirk- 
1583  ^s*on  M-av  15^9 ;  trans,  (probably 
as  colleague)  before  Aug.  1583 ;  died 
2nd  Aug.  1588,  in  his  42nd  year.  The 
history  which  he  gave  of  himself  is  worthy 
of  preservation.  "The  Lord  that  is  riche 
in  mercie,  and  infinite  in  gudnes  vouch- 
safed to  oppin  eyis  and  lycht  in  my  hart 
with  the  knawledge  of  his  treuth  ewin  in 
my  childheid,  being  bot  xij  zeiris  of  aige 
quhill  the  dark  bonds  of  Ignorance  did 
couer  the  haill  land  for  the  maist  part, 
and  from  that  tyme  that  he  callit  me  to 
the  knawledge  of  his  eternal  treuthe  it 
has  pleisit  him  to  grant  to  me  all  meanis 
that   mycht  further   me   in   the  fayth,  as 


98 


IRVINE 


[PRESB.  OF 


the  vse  of  gude  buikis,  the  heiring  of 
godlie  and  leirnit  sermones  maid  be  his 
faythfull  seruandis,  the  first  restoreris  of 
the  Evangell  in  this  countrie,  besyd  the 
continual  inspirationes  of  his  Spreit, 
kendling  in  my  hart  ane  lufe  and  desyre 
to  proffeit  in  the  trew  knawledge  of 
saluatioun,  be  exercising  myself  continuallie 
in  reiding  the  Scriptures  from  my  youth, 
and  the  meditationes  of  godlie  men  that 
hes  writtin  vpoun  the  same,  be  the  quhilk 
menis  it  pleisit  him  to  prepair  me  afoir  the 
hand  to  the  ministrie,  quhairunto  he  had 
appointit  me  be  his  mercifull  Providence. 
Lykeas  he  callit  me  thairvnto  being  ane 
zoung  man  xxiij  zeiris  of  aige  or  thairby, 
and  of  the  lyke  mercie  he  hes  vouchsaved 
to  vse  the  seruice  of  me  his  unproffitabill 
seruand  in  the  preiching  of  his  Evangell 
now  by  the  space  of  xviij  zeiris,  first  in  the 
congregatioun  of  Kirklistoun  be  the  space 
of  xiiij  zeiris,  and  now  in  the  kirk  of  Irwin 
be  the  space  of  iiij  zeiris  or  thairby."  S. 
left  to  the  "pure  of  the  Town  x  merks." 
He  marr.  Agnes,  sister  of  Alexander 
Borthwick,  portioner  of  Nether  Leneyher. 
She  survived  her  husband  (marr.  (2)  Robert 
Wilkie,  min.  of  Kilmarnock),  and  had  issue 
— William,  min.  of  Johnstone  ;  John,  D.D., 
Principal  of  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  Barbara 
(marr.  John  Blackader,  father  of  B.  the 
Covenanter) ;  Dorothy  ;  Margaret.  —  [Reg. 
Assig. ;  Edin.  Tests. ;  Crichton's  Life  of 
Blackader;  M'Ure's  Glasg.] 


ALEXANDER  SCRIMGEOUR,  a  native 
of  Dundee ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
St  Andrews ;  M.A. ;  regent  in  the 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh,  1586-8 ;  on  the 
Exercise  there,  and  recommended  to  the 
Merse  27th  Feb.  1588;  adm.  after  27th 
May  1589 ;  he  was  nominated  by  the  Privy 
Council  6th  March  following  one  of  the 
Commission  for  the  maintenance  of  the 
Protestant  religion  in  Cunningham.  After 
1595  he  was  a  member  of  five  Assemblies, 
and  in  that  of  1606  named  constant 
Moderator  of  this  Presb.,  which  was 
charged  by  the  Privy  Council  17th  Jan. 
1607  to  receive  him  as  such  within  twenty- 
four  hours  after  notice.     He  was  called, 


with  four  others,  before  the  Privy  Council 
15th  Feb.  1610,  for  intercommuning  with 
papists ;  died  before  12th  July  1617.  He 
marr.  (1)  Agnes,  daugh.  of  Hew  Campbell : 
(2)  Jean  (died  before  1608),  daugh.  of 
Robert  Hunter  of  Hunterston  and  widow 
of  Robert  Cunningham,  min.  of  Barnweil, 
and  had  issue  —  Henry.  —  [Reg.  Assig. ; 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Grant's  Univ.  of  Edin.,  i. 
146,  ii.  278;  Ayr  Sas.  Sec.  Reg.,  I,  239: 
iv.,  184.] 

DAVID  DICKSON,  M.A.;  adm.  31st 
March  1618 ;  proposed  for  Edin- 
burgh Oct.  1620;  deprived  by  the 
Court  of  High  Commission  10th  Jan. 
1622,  and  confined  to  Turriff,  for  opposing 
the  Articles  of  Perth  and  declining  the 
authority  of  the  Court,  but  was  permitted 
to  return  in  July  1623.  In  the  discharge 
of  his  official  duty  he  was  unwearied  and 
indefatigable,  and  was  universally  esteemed 
by  his  parishioners.  During  the  visitation 
of  religious  zeal  in  1630,  known  as  "the 
Stewarton  Sickness,"  his  prudence  was 
notable,  and  the  interests  of  practical 
religion  were  maintained.  For  employing 
in  1637  two  of  his  countrymen,  who  were 
under  the  ban  of  Episcopal  authority  in 
Ireland,  he  was  again  called  before  the 
High  Commission.  As  its  authority,  how- 
ever, was  then  on  the  decline,  he  was  no 
further  troubled.  In  the  same  year  an 
attempt  was  made  to  enforce  the  Service- 
Book,  which  he  and  his  Presb.  moderately 
but  firmly  opposed.  He  was  a  member  of 
Assembly  of  1638,  and  distinguished  him- 
self by  his  activity  and  determination 
during  its  memorable  proceedings.  An 
attempt  to  have  him  translated  to  Glasgow 
was  at  that  time  successfully  opposed.  In 
1639  he  was  appointed  chaplain  to  the  newly 
raised  Ayrshire  regiment,  who  were  shortly 
afterwards  disbanded.  On  12th  Aug.  that 
year  he  was  elected  Moderator  of  the 
Assembly,  an  honour  well  deserved,  and 
he  discharged  its  duties  with  judgment 
and  moderation ;  trans,  to  the  Professor- 
ship of  Divinity  in  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow 
30th  Jan.  1640;  afterwards  min.  of  St 
Giles,  Edinburgh. 


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99 


HEW  MACKAILE,  min.  of  Percetoun 
in  1633  ;  trans,  and  adm.  about  1642  ; 
was  app.  one  of  the  Commissioners 
for  visiting  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow  19th  Aug. 
1643 ;  was  a  member  of  the  Commissions 
of  Assembly  1645,  1647,  1649;  trans,  to 
Trinity  Parish,  Edinburgh,  after  12th  Oct. 
1649. 

ALEXANDEK  NESBITT  of  Knock, 
1660  M.A.  (Edinburgh,  July  1643) ;  trans. 
from  Second  Charge ;  nominated  by 
the  Provost  and  Bailies  of  Irvine,  and  ap- 
proved by  the  Presb.  1st  Jan.  1650 ;  died 
11th  March  1669,  aged  about  46.  He  marr. 
Agnes  Walkinshaw,  who  survived  him, 
and  had  issue  —  John,  of  Knock  ;  James, 
entered  apprentice  to  James  Nisbet,  M.D., 
surgeon  -  apothecary,  Edinburgh,  5th  June 
1678,  afterwards  merchant,  Irvine,  died 
2nd  Sept.  1745 ;  Elizabeth.  Publications 
— Exposition  of  the  First  and  Second 
■  Epistles  of  Peter  (London,  1658) ;  Exposi- 
tion of  Ecclesiastes  (Edinburgh,  1694). — 
[Edin.  Guild  Reg. ;  Glasg.  Tests.  ;  Inq. 
Ret.  Ayr,  567 ;  Reg.  Old  Dec,  ii. ;  Baillie's 
Lett. ;  Kirkton's  Hist. ;  M'Ure's  Glasg., 
Reg.  of  Deeds,  Dal.,  5th  Nov.  1686,  10th 
March  1687.] 

GEORGE  HUTCHISON  [HUTCHE- 
1669  SON],  M.A.  (Edinburgh,  20th  July 
1638) ;  adm.  to  Colmonell  about 
1642  ;  trans,  to  Tolbooth  Parish,  Edinburgh, 
4th  April  1649  ;  deprived  by  Parliament  7th 
Aug.  1 662 ;  indulged  here  by  the  Privy 
Council  27th  July  1669 ;  in  the  following 
year  he  was  invited,  with  four  others,  to 
consider  proposals  for  compromise  with  the 
existing  ecclesiastical  government,  which 
were  rejected.  He  was  fined  in  a  half- 
year's  stipend,  8th  July  1673,  for  not  observ- 
ing the  anniversary  of  the  Restoration. 
He  died,  after  an  illness  of  two  hours,  1st 
March  1674,  aged  58.  He  was  "a  great 
preacher."  Possessing  much  ability  and 
considerable  influence  among  his  brethren, 
he  took  a  lead  in  advocating  the  cause  of 
the  Resolutioners  against  that  of  the  Pro- 
testers. He  marr.  (1)  Catherine  Kinin- 
mont,  and  had  issue — John  ;  Anna ;  Jean 
(marr.  John  Wallace,  min.  of  Largs) :  (2) 
19th  Jan.  1672,  Rachael,  daugh.  of  George 


Baillie  of  Jerviswood,  and  widow  of 
Andrew  Gray,  one  of  the  mins.  of  Glasgow. 
She  was  alive  13th  June  1696.  Publica- 
tions —  Exposition  of  Obadiah,  Jonah, 
Micah,  Nahum,  Habakkuk,  and  Zephaniah 
(London,  1654) ;  Exposition  of  Haggai, 
Zechariah,  and  Malaehi ,:  (London,  1654) ; 
Brief  Exposition  of  the  Twelve  Minor 
Prophets  (London,  1655)  ;  Exposition  of  St 
John  (London,  1657) ;  Exposition  of  the 
Minor  Prophets  (1657) ;  Review  and 
Examination  of  "Protesters  no  Sub- 
verters  "  (London,  1659) ;  Exposition  of  the 
Book  of  Job  (London,  1669) ;  Forty-five 
Sermons  on  the  CXXX.  Psalm  (Edinburgh, 
1691);  with  several  papers  against  the 
Protesters.— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii.,  133,  178, 
181-222,  278;  Edin.  Bapt.  and  Marr. 
Regs.;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Kirkton's  Hist. ;  Inq. 
Ret.  Gen.,  5725 ;  Middleton's  Appendix ; 
M'Ure's  Glasg. ;  Brodie's  Diary.] 

JOHN  STIRLING,  M.A.  (St  Andrews 
1676  1641);  ord.  to  Bara  10th  March 
1647 ;  trans,  to  Tron  Parish,  Edin- 
burgh, 12th  April  1650;  trans,  to  Lady 
Yester's  Chapel,  Edinburgh,  in  1655 ; 
deprived  by  Privy  Council  in  1662;  in- 
dulged at  Hounam  30th  Sept.  1669,  and 
here  3rd  Aug.  1676 ;  died  Feb.  1683,  aged 
about  62.  He  marr.  Christian,  daugh.  of 
Sir  Arthur  Forbes,  Bart.,  of  Castle  Forbes, 
in  Ireland,  and  had  issue — John,  bapt.  16th 
Feb.  1653;  Jean,  bapt.  18th  July  1654 
(marr.  Andrew  Ker,  writer,  Edinburgh) ; 
Marion,  bapt.  17th  June  1656;  James, 
bapt.  8th  May  1659 ;  Arthur,  bapt.  8th 
Sept.  1661 ;  Mary.— [Brown's  Hist,  of  the 
Indulgence ;  Edin.  Tests. ;  Edin.  Reg. 
Bapt. ;  Min.  -  book  Reg.  Privy  Seal ; 
Lumsden's  House  of  Forbes.] 

WILLIAM  HAMILTON,  M.A.,  formerly 
1688     °^     Penicuik ;     adm.    before     1688 ; 
trans,  to  Kirknewton  in  1689. 

PATRICK  WARNER  of  Ardeer,  born 
1688  1640,  son  of  John  W.,  Irvine,  and 
brother  of  Thomas,  min.  of  Balmac- 
lellan  ;  studied  at  Univs.  of  St  Andrews 
and  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1661) ;  licen.  after 
1666,  went  to  England  soon  after,  and  was 
ord.  by  Dissenters  in  London  in  1669.  He 
went  to  India  and  officiated  at  Fort  St 


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[presb.  or 


George,  on  the  Coromandel  coast,  for  three 
years.  He  returned  in  1677  and  preached 
occasionally  for  the  indulged  ministers,  as 
well  as  for  their  opposing  brethren.  After 
the  battle  of  Bothwell  Bridge  in  1679,  he 
went  to  Holland,  where  he  remained  till 
1681.  Having  returned  to  Scotland,  he 
was  arrested  in  Feb.  1682,  and  imprisoned 
in  Edinburgh  on  7th  June,  but  was  released 
on  undertaking  to  leave  the  kingdom.  He 
then  went  to  Tweedmouth  and  Newcastle, 
but  at  the  latter  place  he  was  again  im- 
prisoned for  eight  weeks  for  not  taking  the 
Oath  of  Allegiance.  On  submission  he  was 
released  and  went  to  Rotterdam,  whence 
he  returned  at  the  Toleration.  He  at- 
tended the  general  meeting  of  ministers 
on  6th  July  1687,  received  a  call  to  this 
parish  9th  Feb.,  and  adm.  24th  March  1688. 
While  in  Holland  he  had  an  interview  with 
the  Prince  of  Orange,  who  assured  him  he 
would  establish  Presbyterian  Church  govern- 
ment in  Scotland.  He  dem.  his  charge,  28th 
July  1702,  but  the  parish  was  not  declared 
vacant  until  Feb.  1708;  died  19th  April 
1724.  He  acquired  the  estate  of  Ardeer  in 
1707.  He  marr.  Dec.  1681,  Mary,  daugh. 
of  William  Guthrie,  min.  of  Fenwick,  and 
had  issue  —  William  of  Ardeer;  Patrick; 
Margaret  (marr.  (1)  Ebenezer  Veitch,  min. 
of  Ayr  :  (2)  Robert  Wodrow,  the  church  his- 
torian).— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  iii.  394  passim, 
iv.  436 ;  Maitland's  Miscell.,  iv. ;  Howie's 
Collect,  and  Lives  ;  Lothian  Syn.  Reg.] 

WILLIAM  M'KNIGHT,  born  Lisburn, 
170Q  Ireland,  3rd  Aug.  1685;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Stirling  3rd  July  1706; 
ord.  4th  April  1709;  he  preached  at 
Cambuslang  during  the  revival  Aug.  1742, 
and  died  13th  April  1750.  He  marr.  13th 
Feb.  1716,  Elizabeth  (died  6th  April  1753), 
daugh.  of  John  Gemmell  of  Dalraith,  and 
had  issue  —  John  of  Dalraith  ;  William  ; 
James,  D.D.,  min.  of  Old  Kirk  Parish, 
Edinburgh,  born  17th  Sept.  1721  ;  Mary, 
born  1723  ;  Elizabeth,  born  1726  ;  Margaret, 
born  12th  Aug.  1730;  Thomas,  of  Ratho, 
distinguished  for  his  loyalty  during  the 
American  War,  born  24th  July  1735, 
died  19th  April  1811— [Macfarlan's  Revivals; 
Wodrow's  Corresp.'] 


J  CHARLES  BANNATYNE,  born  1715, 
7  son  of  Dugald  B.,  min.  of  Kilmory ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Hamilton  31st  Aug. 
1739 ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  to 
Kilmory  25th  April  1743 ;  pres.  by  Alex- 
ander, Earl  of  Eglinton,  29th  April  1750 ; 
adm.  8th  Aug.  1751,  the  settlement  having 
been  delayed  by  a  difference  of  opinion 
regarding  a  clause  in  the  presentation 
"  reserving  the  tithes  "  The  presentation 
was  sustained  by  the  General  Assembly. 
He  died  27th  April  1773.  He  marr.  17th 
April  1758,  Barbara  (died  10th  May  1785), 
daugh.  of  Alexander  Cunningham  of  Bridge- 
house,  and  had  issue — Barbara,  born  1st 
Feb.  1759  (marr.  (1)  25th  Aug.  1777,  John 
Mutrie,  min.  of  Kilmarnock :  (2)  James 
Steven,  min.  of  Kilwinning) ;  Dugald,  born 
26th  Feb.  1760,  died  in  Jamaica ;  Alex- 
ander, born  9th  Aug.  1761,  went  to  India ; 
Margaret,  born  1st  March  1763,  died  4th 
Dec.  1765 ;  John,  merchant,  London,  born 
2nd  Jan.  1765;  Margaret,  born  31st  Oct. 
1766  (marr.  14th  April  1800,  Daniel 
Mackenzie,  merchant,  Glasgow) ;  Katherine, 
born  9th  Sept.  1768,  died  15th  Aug.  1769 ; 
Jean  Dunmoor,  born  16th  Sept.  1770  ;  Neil, 
born  25th  June  1772  (marr.  her  cousin, 
John  Bannatyne,  merchant,  Glasgow). — 
[Tombst. ;  Morren's  Ann.,  i.] 

JAMES  RICHMOND,  born  1744,  second 
-M _4  son  of  John  R.,  farmer,  New  Mills ; 
tutor  in  the  family  of  Cunningham 
of  Carmelbank ;  after  studying  divinity  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow,  was  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Irvine  12th  Sept.  1769 ;  pres.  by  Archibald, 
Earl  of  Eglinton,  at  the  desire  of  the 
parishioners,  7th  Oct.  1773;  ord.  15th 
March  1774;  D.D.  (Glasgow,  Feb.  1800); 
died  16th  July  1804.  He  marr.  6th  Sept. 
1779,  Margaret  Cunningham,  who  died 
10th  April  1820,  and  had  issue— William, 
born  16th  July  1780,  died  in  Jamaica,  25th 
June  1796;  Helen,  born  27th  Oct.  1781; 
Margaret,  born  8th  May  1783 ;  John,  min. 
of  Southdean,  born  21st  Aug.  1784 ;  Jane, 
born  2nd  July  1786 ;  Elizabeth,  born  25th 
Feb.  1788,  died  2nd  Dec.  1789;  Sarah, 
born  1st  March  1790;  James,  surgeon 
H.E.I.C.S.,  born   25th   Nov.    1791;   Mari- 


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anne,  born  14th  June  1793,  died  20th 
March  1797.  Publication— Account  of  the 
Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  vii.). — [Tombst.] 

JAMES  HENDERSON,  perhaps  son  of 
Andrew  H.,  schoolmaster,  Methven  ; 
M.A.  (Glasgow  1781);  pres.  by  Hugh, 
Earl  of  Eglinton,  Jan.,  and  ord.  2nd  May 
1805 ;  died  3rd  Feb.  1820.  He  marr.  11th 
July  1804,  Eleanora  Forbes,  who  died  23rd 
Sept.  1833,  and  had  issue — James,  born  15th 
Sept.  1805,  died  6th  June  1809  ;  Mary  Ann, 
born  1st  Jan.  1807;  George,  born  24th  July 
1808 ;  Eleanora,  born  1st  May  1810;  James, 
born  10th  Nov.  1812 ;  Augusta  Hay,  born 
2nd  July  1816 ;  Margaret,  born  25th  Feb. 
1818 ;  Jane  Montgomery,  born  31st  Dec. 
1819. 


JOHN  WILSON,  pres.  by  the  Trustees 
of  Archibald  William,  Earl  of  Eglin- 
ton, May,  and  adm.  22nd  June  1820; 
trans,  to  Stirling  22nd  Aug.  1844. 


1820 


1845 


^ANDREW  BROWN,  trans.  from 
Newton-upon-Ayr ;  pres.  by  Archi- 
bald   William,    Earl    of    Eglinton, 

12th   Sept.    1844;    adm.    9th    Jan.    1845; 

trans,  to  Beith  7th  Oct.  1852. 

JAMES  SOMMERVILLE,  born  Glas- 
1853  £ow'  12t^  April  I828)  eldest  son  of 
James  S.,  merchant,  and  Margaret 
Scotland ;  educated  at  James  Allan's 
Academy  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Greenock  5th  May,  and  ord.  to 
Gourock  23rd  June  1852 ;  pres.  by  Archi- 
bald William,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  30th  Nov. 
1852;  trans,  and  adm.  17th  Feb.  1853; 
D.D.  (Glasgow,  April  1887) ;  died  29th  Jan. 
1893.  He  marr.  5th  Aug.  1856,  Mary  (died 
7th  Oct.  1903),  daugh.  of  Thomas  Campbell 
of  Annfield,  Provost  of  Irvine,  and  Ann 
Rankin,  and  had  issue — James,  born  8th 
June  1857,  died  9th  April  1863;  Ann 
Rankin,  born  14th  Sept.  1858,  died  9th 
Feb.  1891 ;  Thomas  Campbell,  born  24th 
June  1860,  died  31st  May  1886  ;  Margaret, 
born  24th  Jan.  1862  ;  Agnes  Jamieson,  born 
27th  July  1863,  died  30th  May  1873  ;  Henry 
John,  writer,  Glasgow,  born  27th  June  1865  ; 
James,  born  17th  May  1867,  died  30th  April 
1871  ;  John  Campbell,  born  26th  July  1868, 
died  20th  April  1906;  Robert  Galbraith, 


born  4th,  and  died  23rd  March  1870  ;  Mary, 
born  27th  April  1871  (marr.  4th  Sept.  1901, 
Francis  Carr) ;  Robert  Galbraith,  C.E., 
born  11th  Oct.  1872 ;  Norman,  born  3rd 
April,  and  died  9th  July  1874;  James, 
born  31st  Aug.  1875,  died  2nd  May  1889; 
Catherine  Campbell,  born  4th  June  1879, 
died  3rd  Feb.  1880.  Publication— Twenty 
Years,  a  sermon  (Irvine,  1873). — [Memoir.] 

HENRY  RANKEN,  born  8th  Sept.  1852, 
1891  son  °^  Henry  R.  and  Hannah  Sher- 
wood ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  M.A.  (1879),  B.D.  (1887) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Edinburgh  13th  May  1887;  as- 
sistant at  Trinity  Parish,  Edinburgh  ;  ord. 
to  John  Knox  Church,  Aberdeen,  16th  May 
1888 ;  trans,  and  adm.  (assistant  and  suc- 
cessor) 1st  Oct.  1891.  Marr.  10th  Aug. 
1882,  Helen  M'Cormick,  daugh.  of  Mathew 
Morton,  and  has  issue — Harry  Sherwood, 
M.B.,  Ch.B..,  Glasgow,  M.R.C.P.,  London, 
captain  R.A.M.C,  V.C.,  Chevalier  of  the 
Legion  of  Honour,  born  3rd  Sept.  1883, 
died  at  Braisne,  France,  25th  Sept.  1914, 
from  wounds  received  in  action ;  Alan 
Rain,  solicitor,  born  7th  April  1889.  Publi- 
cation—  Reasons  and  Facts  against  Dis- 
establishment (Irvine,  1893);  St  Athanasius 
(Edinburgh,  1911). 

Second,  or  Collegiate  Charge. 

ALEXANDER   NESBITT,   M.A. ;   was 

1646     Present    at    *ne    beginning    of    the 

register  of  the  proceedings  of  Presb. 

20th   Oct.    1646;    trans,   to    First    Charge 

about  1650. 

JOHN  GRANT,  M.A.  (Edinburgh,  July 
1662     1643) ;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parlia- 
ment   11th    June,  and    Decreet    of 
Privy  Council   1st  Oct.  1662— [Wodrow's 
Hist.,  i.,  327.] 


KILBIRNIE. 

[The  church  of  Kilbirnie  was  dedicated  to 
St  Breandan,  and  St  Breandan  s  Well  was 
near.  The  church  belonged  to  the  Abbey 
of  Kilwinning.  On  St  Breandan's  Day,  the 
28th  of  May,  a  fair  was  held  at  Kilbirnie. 


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[PRESB.  OF 


Of  several  dates  carved  upon  the  church, 
the  earliest  is  1597.  That,  however, 
evidently  refers  to  an  addition.  The 
main  structure  is  in  the  style  of  a  some- 
what earlier  time.  There  is,  in  one  of  the 
transepts,  a  very  elaborate  gallery  pew, 
having  on  it  much  fine  heraldic  and  sym- 
bolic carving.  This  was  erected  in  1694 
by  John,  first  Viscount  Garnock.  In  the 
churchyard,  a  great  feature  is  the  mauso- 
leum of  the  Crawfurds  of  Jordanhill,  built 
in  1594.  In  it  are  recumbent  statues  of 
Thomas  Crawfurd  of  Jordanhill,  who 
captured  Dunbarton  Castle  in  1571,  and 
his  wife.] 

ARCHIBALD  HAMILTON,  son  of 
-  „,_  Robert  H.  of  Dalserf ;  exhorter  and 
vicar  in  1567  ;  was  forfeited  in  1571 
for  joining  his  clansmen  on  behalf  of 
Queen  Mary.  He  appears  as  reader  in 
1574-80,  and  was  again  adm.  to  the 
ministry  before  1585 ;  dem.  before  28th 
April,  and  died  7th  Oct.  1586.  He  marr. 
Jean  Barclay  (who  survived  him  and 
marr.  (2)  John  Heriot,  min.  of  this  parish), 
and  had  issue  —  Malcolm,  pres.  to  the 
vicarage  by  James  VI.  28th  April  1586, 
but  not  adm. ;  he  is  styled  min.  in  1604. 
— [Beg.  Min. ;  Ayr  Sas. ;  Reg.  Sec.  Sig., 
ii.,  401.] 

ROBERT  CRAWFURD,  succeeded  on 

16*71     ^e     forfeiture    of     the    preceding, 

and  was  vicar  and  reader  with  the 

whole  vicarage  in  1571. — [New  Stat.  Ace., 

Ayrshire,  720.] 

JOHN  HERIOT,  M.A.  (St  Andrews, 
21st  March  1580);  pres.  to  the 
vicarage  by  James  VI.  21st  Nov. 
1586;  died  before  25th  Nov.  1630,  aged 
about  70.  He  marr.  Jean  Barclay,  widow 
of  Archibald  Hamilton,  his  predecessor, 
and  had  issue  —  Robert ;  Alexander ; 
David ;  Jean  (marr.  Nov.  1615,  Hugh,,  son 
of  Alexander  Montgomery,  merchant, 
Irvine).  —  [Reg.  Sec.  Sig. ;  Reg.  Assig. ; 
Prot.  Book  of  Robert  Brown.] 

WILLIAM  RUSSELL,  M.A.  (Glasgow 

1610) ;    got   a  testimonial  from  the 

Presb.  of  Glasgow  15th  May  1616 ; 

adm.  before  1619  ;  pres.  to  the  vicarage  by 


Charles  I.  25th  Nov.  1630 ;  was  a  member 
of  General  Assembly  in  1638  ;  made  a  com- 
plaint to  the  Presb.  15th  June  1647,  that 
one  of  his  parishioners  had  called  his 
doctrine  "dust  and  grey  meal."  The 
accused  being  summoned,  confessed  his 
fault,  and  was  ordered  by  the  Presb.  to 
make  -confession  upon  his  knees,  and  also 
before  his  own  congregation  in  the  place  of 
public  repentance.  R.  was  still  min.  26th 
Dec.  1661.  He  marr.  Lucrece  Scrimgeour, 
who  died  3rd  Sept.  1637,  and  had  issue — 
Euphemia  (marr.,  cont.  10th  and  11th  Nov. 
1657,  William  M'Kerrell  of  Hillhouse).— 
[Glasg.  Presb.  Reg. ;  Baillie's  Lett. ;  Reg. 
Sec.  Sig. ;  Acts  of  Pari.,  v. ;  Ayr  Sas., 
iii.  642,  ix.  279.] 

FRANCIS    BAILLIE,    M.A.   (Glasgow 
1665     1653);  min.  in  1665. 

WILLIAM  TULLIDAFF,  M.A. ; 
1670  f°rmerly  mm-  °f  Dunbog ;  granted 
indulgence  here  by  Privy  Council 
1st  Jan.  1670 ;  fined  half  a  year's  stipend 
on  8th  July  1673  for  not  observing  the 
anniversary  of  the  Restoration ;  deprived 
27th  Nov.  1684  for  failing  to  keep  the 
Council's  instructions,  and  imprisoned  11th 
Dec.  following,  for  refusing  to  give  bond 
not  to  exercise  his  ministry  in  the  kingdom. 
He  became  min.  of  Wemyss  in  1688. 

PATRICK   ANDERSON,    granted    in- 
1672     dulgence  nere  together  with  preced- 
ing in  1672.— [P.  C.  Reg.,  3rd  ser., 
iii.,  587.] 

ALEXANDER  DUNCAN,  probably  son 
1680  °^  William  D.,  min.  of  New  Kil- 
patrick ;  M.A.  (Glasgow,  20th  July 
1675);  adm.  in  1680;  recommended  by 
James,  Marquess  of  Montrose,  7th  May 
1681,  for  the  parish  of  Baldernock,  which 
did  not  then  become  vacant ;  outed  in 
1688 ;  probably  assisted  his  father  for  a 
time  at  New  Kilpatrick,  but  settled  in  a 
non-jurant  Episcopal  congregation  at  Glas- 
gow in  1715.  So  keen  were  his  political 
feelings  that  he  refused  the  Communion  to 
an  English  officer,  because  he  would  not 
acknowledge  his  having  held  a  commission 
from  King  George  to  be  a  sin.  He  was 
consecrated    a    bishop  of    non-jurants   at 


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103 


Edinburgh  in  1724;  died  Jan.  1733,  aged 
78.  He  marr.  a  lady  whose  name  has  not 
been  ascertained,  and  had  issue — Robert ; 
Grizel.  — [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Wodroiv  MSS. ; 
Stirling  Papers  ;  Cleland's  Anal. ;  Rebuffer 
Rebuffed.] 

JOHN  GLASGOW,  M.A.  (Glasgow, 
1688  16th  July  1674);  ord.  16th  Aug. 
1688  ;  died  Dec.  1721,  aged  about  68. 
He  marr.  (1)  Jean,  eldest  daugh.  of  John 
Cunningham  of  Wattieston,  chamberlain 
to  the  Laird  of  Kilbirnie,  and  had  issue — 
Robert  of  Puddockholme,  ancestor  of  the 
Montgreenan  family  :  (2)  Margaret  Scott, 
and  had  issue — James,  min.  of  Edinburgh 
Castle  ;  Margaret ;  William  ;  Samuel ; 
Janet,  buried  at  Glasgow,  25th  Dec.  1723 ; 
Elizabeth ;  Jean  (marr.,  pro.  12th  June 
1763,  John  Sword,  merchant,  Edinburgh). 
— [Robertson's  Ayrshire  Fam.,  i.,  344 ; 
Edin.  Com.  Deeds.,  xxxvi.,  5th  Jan.  1758.] 

JAMES  SMITH,  M.A.  (Glasgow,  16th 
1723  June  1712) ',  schoolmaster  at  Irvine  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  13th  March 
1722 ;  called  5th  Feb.,  and  ord.  2nd  May 
1723 ;  died  11th  Feb.  1733,  aged  about  40. 
He  marr.  Bethia  (died  30th  Jan.  1767), 
daugh.  of  Hugh  Barclay  of  the  Pierston 
family,  and  had  issue — Robert,  born  1727  ; 
Elizabeth  (marr.  Robert  Dallas  of  Kensing- 
ton).— [Glasg.  Tests.] 

-MALCOLM  BROWN,  M.A.  (Glasgow, 
1734  30th  April  1723) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Irvine  10th  Nov.  1 730  ;  was  chaplain 
to  Lord  Boyle;  called  26th  Sept.  1732; 
ord.  30th  Jan.  1734 ;  died  Father  of  the 
Church  21st  Dec.  1794,  aged  99.  He 
bequeathed  £10  to  the  poor.  He  marr. 
8th  Dec.  1738,  Anne  (died  29th  Nov.  1792), 
daugh.  of  James  Baine,  min.  of  Bonhill, 
but  had  no  issue. — [Edin.  Com.  Deeds, 
xxxvi.,  18th  April  1760.] 

ROBERT  URQUHART,  born  1763,  son 
of  Andrew  U.,  Irvine ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Irvine  23rd  Sept.  1788;  pres.  by  Archi- 
bald, Earl  of  Eglinton,  9th  March,  and  ord. 
6th  Aug.  1795;  died  22nd  Sept.  1845.  He 
marr.  10th  Sept.  1804,  Elizabeth  (died  13th 
Dec.   1866),  daugh.  of  Henry  Hooks,  and 


1846 


had  issue — Andrew,  min.  of  Port  Patrick, 
born  22nd  July  1805  ;  Janet  Morrice,  born 
13th  Jan.  1807,  died  31st  March  1889; 
Agnes,  born  7th  Aug.  1808  (marr.  John 
Johnston,  factor) ;  Elizabeth  Glasgow,  born 
29th  Nov.  1812,  died  28th  Jan.  1861  ; 
Jane  Fulton,  born  8th  Dec.  1814,  died  24th 
Feb.  1846 ;  Henry  Ritchie,  writer,  Largs, 
born  22nd  March  1816;  Mary,  born  13th 
Feb.  1818;  Robina,  born  7th  Dec.  1820 
(marr.  Archibald  Watson,  D.D.,  min.  of 
St  Mary's,  Dundee) ;  John,  born  19th  Oct. 
1823,  died  16th  March  1860;  Robert  Morrice, 
born  16th  Nov.  1827,  died  20th  May  1843. 

JOHN  ORR,  born  1811,  third  son  of 
William  O.,  farmer,  Dreghorn ;  edu- 
cated at  Univs.  of  Glasgow,  Edin- 
burgh, and  St  Andrews ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Irvine  June  1844 ;  assistant  at  Wig- 
town and  in  this  parish  ;  pres.  by  Archibald 
William,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  2nd  Dec.  1845  ; 
ord.  15th  Jan.  1846  ;  died  16th  Sept.  1885. 
He  marr.  16th  Sept.  1851,  Jessie  (died  9th 
Dec.  1907),  second  daugh.  of  James  Black- 
wood of  Leelaw,  and  had  issue — Maine 
Maggie,  born  17th  Sept.  1852;  William 
Alexander,  born  5th  March  1854 ;  John, 
born  27th  Feb.  1856  ;  Mary  Blackwood, 
born  17th  Nov.  1861,  died  16th  Feb.  1864 ; 
James  Blackwood,  born  15th,  and  died 
30th  Jan.  1864 ;  Jessie  Blackwood,  born 
17th  April  1865  (marr.  Henry  Ritchie 
Buchan,  min.  of  this  parish). 

v  HENRY  RITCHIE  BUCHAN,  born 
1886  Cameron,  12th  Nov.  1857,  son  of 
William  B.  and  Euphemia  M'Ewan  ; 
educated  at  Cameron  School  and  Univ. 
of  St  Andrews ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  St 
Andrews  in  1882 ;  assistant  at  Kilbirnie 
in  1882;  ord.  22nd  June  1886;  died  15th 
April  1918.  He  marr.  28th  Dec.  1886,  Jessie 
Blackwood  Orr,  daugh.  of  preceding  min., 
and  had  issue — William  Sutherland,  min. 
of  Liff  and  Benvie,  born  28th  Feb.  1888; 
John  Orr,  born  1st  Oct.  1889;  Henry 
Ritchie,  born  5th  May  1892 ;  Jessie  Black- 
wood, born  7th  Aug.  1894 ;  Euphemia, 
born  26th  July  1896;  Marion,  born  29th 
May  1899 ;  Ethel,  born  5th  May  1901  ; 
Katherine  Alexandra,  born  10th  Oct. 
1903  ;  Lionel  Cecil,  born  30th  March  1907. 


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[PRESB.  OF 


HUGH     CLARKE      M'COLL,     born 

1918      Glasgow,     29tll     Oct-     I885)     son     of 

John  M.  and  Isabella  M'Dougall ; 
educated  at  High  School  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (1908);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Glasgow  in  1908 ;  assistant  at  Milton 
(Glasgow),  Larbert,  and  Buccleuch  (Edin- 
burgh) ;  ord.  by  Edinburgh  Presb.  to 
Darjeeling,  India,  16th  Dec.  1908;  adm.  to 
this  parish  19th  Sept.  1918.  Marr.  6th 
Oct.  1910,  Janet,  daugh.  of  John  Taylor, 
B.D.,  Indian  Chaplain,  and  has  issue — John 
Hugo,  born  31st  Dec.  1911.  Publications 
— "On  the  Track  of  the  Lepidoptera" 
{Chambers's  Journal,  Edinburgh,  1911); 
"Notes  on  Bible  Lessons"  (Indian  C.E. 
Year  Book,  1915-16). 


KILMARNOCK. 

[The  church  of  this  parish  was  dedicated 
to  St  Marnoch,  who  was  commemorated 
also  in  the  name  of  the  stream  called  the 
Water  of  Marnoch,  but  now  generally 
termed  Kilmarnock  Water.  The  church 
was  rebuilt  in  1802,  and  enlarged  in  1831. 
It  is  now  commonly  known  as  the  Laigh 
Kirk.  Its  tower  is  a  survival  from  the 
older  building,  and  is  said  to  have  been 
built  in  the  fifteenth  century.  A  spring 
near  by  was  styled  Our  Lady's  Well.  Sir 
William  Mure  of  Rowallan,  M.P.,  the  poet 
and  historical  writer,  was  an  elder  of  this 
parish.  He  undertook,  among  other 
poetical  works,  a  metrical  version  of  the 
Psalms,  but  did  not  live  to  complete  it. 
The  churchyard  of  Kilmarnock  has  several 
interesting  memorials  of  Covenanting  times. 
One  monument  marks  the  place  where  are 
buried  the  heads  of  John  Ross  and  John 
Shields,  executed  at  Edinburgh  on  27th 
Dec.  1666.  Their  bodies  were  interred  with 
those  of  criminals  in  Edinburgh,  but  the 
heads  were  long  exposed  for  public  warn- 
ing at  Kilmarnock,  where  the  men  were 
well  known.  Another  stone  tells  how  five 
men  of  the  neighbourhood,  Thomas  Finlay, 
John  Cuthbertson,  William  Brown,  Robert 
Anderson,  and  James  Anderson,  taken  at 
Bothwell  Bridge  in  1679,  were  drowned  at 


sea,  while  being  carried  as  convict  prisoners 
to  the  American  plantations.  A  third 
inscription  records  that  John  Finlay  was 
hanged  at  Edinburgh  as  a  Covenanter  on 
15th  Dec.  1682,  while  on  another  stone  is 
the  name  of  John  Nisbet  of  Hardhill,  a 
famous  member  of  a  notable  Covenanting 
family.  He  was  executed  at  Kilmarnock 
on  14th  April  1683.] 

JOHN  MUIR,  adm.  about  1561 ;  still 
1561     min.  20th  April  1565. 

ROBERT  WILKIE,  min.  of  Loudoun 
158_  in  1574  ;  styled  min.  here  13th  March 
1580.  Loudoun  being  still  in  his 
charge;  died  19th  July  1601.  He  marr. 
(1)  Helen  Lockhart,  who  died  2nd  Sept. 
1586,  and  had  issue  —  Margaret;  Helen; 
Sara :  (2)  Agnes  Borthwick,  widow  of 
William  Strang,  min.  of  Irvine,  who  sur- 
vived him,  and  had  issue — Thomas,  min. 
of  Crailing. — [Reg.  Assig. ;  Feu  Charters 
of  Kirklands,  ii.,  193.] 

HEW  FULLARTON,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1601  15>78)  >  adm-  to  Dumfries  in  1586 ; 
pres.  by  James  VI.  21st  July  1601 ; 
died  between  29th  July  and  3rd  Dec.  1608, 
aged  about  50.  He  had  issue — Hector, 
mentioned  in  1631. — [Beg.  Assig. ;  Booke 
of  the  Kirk  ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  cccclxvi.,  481.] 

WALTER  WHITEFORD,  M.A. ;   pres. 
1608     ky  James  VI.  3rd  Dec.  1608 ;  trans, 
to  Moffat  in  1610. 


1610 


MICHAEL  WALLACE,  M.A. ;  formerly 
a  regent  in  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
min.  in  1610 ;  was  a  member  of 
Assembly  that  year  and  1618 ;  signed  the 
Protestation  for  the  Liberties  of  the  Kirk 
27th  June  1617:  was  on  the  Commission 
for  Maintenance  of  Church  Discipline  21st 
Oct.  1634  ;  died  May  1641,  aged  about  60. 
He  marr.  (1)  Margaret  Scott,  sister  of  Robert 
S.,  min.  of  Glasgow  :  (2)  Margaret  Mirrie, 
who  survived  him,  and  had  issue — Robert, 
Bishop  of  the  Isles. — [Booke  of  the  Kirk; 
Calderwood's  Hist.,  vii.,  106,  256,  318; 
Glasg.  and  Stranraer  Fresh.  Regs. ;  Glasg. 
Tests. ;  Reg.  Old  Dec,  iii. ;  Baillie's  Lett. ; 


IRVINE] 


KILMARNOCK 


105 


Acts  of  Pari.,  v. ;  Maitland  Miscell.,  ii. ; 
Bannatyne  Miscell.,  iii. ;  Ayr  Sas.,  1620, 
ii.,  69.]' 

MATTHEW  MOWAT,  son  of  (?  John) 
M.  of  Busbie  ;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1624); 
1641  pres.  by  James,  Lord  Boyd,  1641,  but 
the  Presb.  refused  to  admit  him  until  they 
had  tried  his  qualification  Nov.  1641.  An 
Act  of  Parliament  was  passed  (16th  Jan. 
1649)  pardoning  him  and  others  who  had 
opposed  the  royal  forces  at  Mauchline  Moor 
in  June  1648.  He  joined  the  Protesters  in 
1651,  and  was  elected  by  them  Moderator 
of  Synod  in  April.  He  was  imprisoned 
with  others  28th  May  1662,  for  refusing 
to  take  the  Oath  of  Allegiance,  unless  with 
explanations,  and  with  consent  of  Parlia- 
ment he  was  deprived  by  Privy  Council 
16th  Sept.  following,  and  the  church 
declared  vacant.  On  a  charge  of  sedition, 
he  was  summoned  before  the  Privy  Council 
on  9th  Dec.  1662.  He  died  Dec.  1669,  aged 
about  66,  and  was  probably  unmarr.  His 
brother,  John,  bailie  of  Kilmarnock,  was 
his  executor. — [Rutherfurd's  and  Baillie's 
Letts.;  Syn.  Roll,  1642;  Stranraer  Pr-esb. 
Reg. ;  Fenivick  Sess.  Reg. ;  Edin.  Tests. ; 
Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.,  327 ;  Livingston's 
Charac. ;  Young's  Life  of  Welsh ;  Kirk- 
ton's  Hist. ;  P.  C.  Reg.,  2nd  ser.,  vii.,  306.] 

JAMES    CARNEGY,    M.A. ;    adm.   in 
1663     1663j  trans-   t0  Arbroath  7th  Oct. 
1669. 


1670 


ALEXANDER  WEDDERBURN,  born 
about  1620,  son  of  James  W.,  min. 
of  Moonzie ;  M.A.  (St  Andrews 
1642);  adm.  to  Forgan  10th  Feb.  1647; 
suspended  and  confined  to  his  parish  by 
Court  of  High  Commission  5th  April  1664  ; 
deprived  6th  April  1665  ;  indulged  here  by 
Privy  Council  27th  Jan.  1670.  When  terms 
of  accommodation  were  proposed  to  the 
Presbyterians  that  year,  he  was  one  of 
those  who  carried  a  refusal  to  Edinburgh, 
and  in  1672  was  one  of  two  who  drew 
up  a  paper  on  "Grievances  as  to  the  In- 
dulgence." He  died  Nov.  1678,  aged  about 
57,  from  the  effects  of  a  blow  given  by  a 
Highlander  with  the  butt  end  of  a  musket, 
while  W.  was  in  the  act  of  expostulating 


against  the  ravages  the  man's  comrades  were 
committing  in  the  town.  He  marr.  June 
1654,  Helen  (buried  in  Greyfriars,  Edin- 
burgh, 29th  Nov.  1696),  daugh.  of  Thomas 
Turnbull  of  Bogmill  in  the  Carse  of  Gowrie, 
and  had  issue  —  Robert,  served  heir  23rd 
Dec.  1679  ;  William,  bapt.  4th  May  1671 ; 
Jean  (twin) ;  John ;  Mary,  edited  her 
father's  sermons ;  Janet ;  Susanna ; 
Margaret.  Publications — Believers'  Privi- 
ledges  and  Duties  in  several  Sermons, 
Part  first  [no  more  published]  (1682) ; 
David's  Testament,  opened  up,  in  forty 
Sermons  (Edinburgh,  1696) ;  Our  Lord's 
Transfigxiration  evangellically  and  practi- 
cally improved,  in  ttventy-two  discourses 
(Edinburgh,  1696).  — [Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii., 
178,  429 ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Lamont's  Diary ; 
Inq.  Ret.  Gen.,  6172;  M'Kay's  Kilmarnock, 
50,  145;  P.  C.  Decreta,  18th  Sept.  1679, 
10th  Aug.  1680,9th  March  1703;  Wedder- 
burn  Book,  52.] 


1682 


GEORGE  POLLOK,  born  24th  July 
1649,  son  of  James  P.,  bailie  of 
Glasgow,  and  Elizabeth  Marshall, 
and  grandson  of  David  P.,  min.  of  Old 
Luce;  M.A.  (Glasgow,  5th  July  1666) 
pres.  to  Ballantrae  6th  June  1673 ;  adm 
in  1682 ;  died  April  1688.  He  marr.  (cont 
1st  March  1681)  his  cousin  Margaret 
daugh.  of  Thomas  Pollok,  merchant 
Glasgow,  who  survived  him,  and  had  issue 
— David  ;  Thomas. 

ROBERT  BELL,  bapt.  20th  July  1666, 
1687  y°unoest  son  °f  Sir  John  B.,  Provost 
of  Glasgow,  and  Janet,  daugh.  of 
Colin  Campbell  of  Blythswood ;  educated 
at  Univs.  of  Glasgow  and  Oxford  ;  M.A. 
(22nd  June  1686) ;  adm.  to  Kilwinning  in 
1687 ;  trans,  and  adm.  in  1687  ;  outed  in 
1689,  when  some  of  the  people  threatened 
to  throw  him  into  the  river,  and  at  the 
market  cross  prohibited  him  from  preach- 
ing any  more.  He  went  to  France  in  1692. 
— [Rule's  Sec.  Vindication.] 


1690 


JAMES  ROWAT,  formerly  in  the  Second 
Charge ;  attended  first  meeting  of 
Presb.  after  Toleration,  17th  Aug. 
1687 ;  restored  by  Act  of  Parliament  25th 
April,  and  attended  the  meeting  of  Synod 


106 


KILMARNOCK 


[PRESB.  OF 


1711 


7th  Oct.  1690;  died  Feb.  1692.  He  left 
100  merks  to  the  poor  of  the  parish.— 
[Maitland  MiscelL,  iv. ;  M'Kay's  Kilmar- 
nock, 144.] 

FRANCIS  FINLAYSON,  studied 
16gg  divinity  at  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Hamilton  29th 
Nov.  1698;  ord.  11th  May  1699;  died  6th 
Feb.  1710.  He  marr.  (cont.  17th  Dec. 
1703),  Margaret  (died  30th  June  1757), 
second  daugh.  of  Hugh  Hunter,  surgeon 
apothecary  in  Kilmarnock,  and  had  issue 
—Hugh,  writer,  Edinburgh.  —  [Wodrow's 
Anal.,  and  Corres}). ;  M'Kay's  Kilmarnock, 
146;  Ayr  Sheriff-Court  Book,  23rd  May 
1716.] 

WILLIAM  WRIGHT,  son  of  Robert 
W.,  bailie  of  Kilmarnock ;  trans, 
from  Second  Charge;  adm.  23rd 
Jan.  1711 ;  died  4th  July  1724.  He  marr. 
(cont.  12th  Sept.  1720)  Charlotte  Marie, 
daugh.  of  John  Gardiner,  London  (she 
survived  him  and  marr.  (2)  Laurence  Hill, 
min.  of  the  Barony,  Glasgow),  and  had 
issue— William  ;  Lettice  ;  Elizabeth,  who 
were  all  dead  before  1st  May  1727.  Publica- 
tions— The  Comic  History  of  the  Marriage 
behveen  Fergusia  and  Heptarchtis  (1706) ; 
The  Jacobite  Curse  (Glasgow,  1714);  and 
other  minor  papers. — [Ayr  Sheriff-Court 
Book,  27th  April  1725,  and  10th  March  and 
5th  June  1727 ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Wodrow's 
Anal,  and  Corresp.  ;  M'Kay's  Kilmar- 
nock, 146.] 

PATRICK   PAISLEY,  born    1695,  son 
of   John   P.,  min.  of  Lochwinnoch  ; 
1  M.A.   (Glasgow,  28th    June    1716); 

licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley  18th  July  1722  ; 
was  assistant  for  several  months  to  Thomas 
Hoog,  one  of  the  mins.  of  Rotterdam ; 
trans,  from  Second  Charge  and  adm.  after 
4th  July  1724 ;  died  11th  Dec.  1736.  He 
marr.  20th  May  1731,  Helen,  daugh.  of 
John  Glen  of  Assloss,  merchant  in  Kilmar- 
nock (she  survived  him  and  marr.  (2)  Hugh 
Hamilton,  min.  of  Girvan),  and  had  issue 
— Margaret ;  Anne ;  Janet ;  the  last  two 
served  heirs  to  their  father  22nd  July  1740. 
— [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Wodrow's  Anal. ;  Steven's 
Hist,  of  Scott.  Church,  Rotterdam,  152 ; 
M'Kay's  Kilmarnock,  146.] 


LAURENCE  HILL,  M.A. ;  trans,  from 
1739     Second  Charge  ;  adm.  6th  May  1739  ; 
trans,  to  the  Barony  Parish,  Glasgow, 
8th  March  1750. 

JAMES  LESLIE,  born  1723,  son  of 
1751  Alexander  L.  of  Lachop ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1741); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Hamilton  23rd  Feb. 
1748;  called  30th  Aug.  1750;  ord.  17th 
Jan.  1751  ;  died  19th  May  1764.  He  marr. 
6th  Dec.  1757,  Nicolas  (died  at  Sanquhar, 
1st  Jan.  1821,  aged  88),  daugh.  of  James 
Murray  of  Upper  Ingliston,  Glencairn,  and 
had  issue — James,  born  22nd  Nov.  1758, 
died  14th  April  1762 ;  Beatrix,  born  14th 
April  1760,  died  20th  June  1761  ;  Alex- 
ander, born  28th  June  1761  ;  Nicolas,  born 
15th  March  1763.— [M'Kay's  Kilmarnock, 
146.] 

JOHN  ROBERTSON,  born  1733,  son 
ltJ65  of  John  R.,  in  the  parish  of  Dunlop  ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(1753) ;  pres.  by  William,  Earl  of  Glencairn, 
8th  Oct.  1764;  ord.  25th  April  1765;  died 
5th  June  1799.  He  marr.  31st  March  1769, 
Beatrix  (died  31st  May  1814),  daugh.  of 
William  Smith,  min.  of  Cranstoun,  and 
had  issue — Jane,  born  21st  June  1770  (marr. 
William  Scott,  min.  of  Dalkeith);  Henri- 
etta, born  7th  Oct.  1772  (marr.  John  Moodie, 
min.  of  Riccarton);  William,  born  2nd  June 
1775,  died  16th  June  1776.  Publications— 
Sermon  preached,  8th  March  1798  (Ayr, 
1798);  Account  of  the  Parish,  Part  II. 
(Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  ii.). — [Tombst. ;  Somer- 
ville's  Life  ;  M'Kay's  Kilmarnock,  146.] 

DAVID  RITCHIE,  pres.  by  the  Com- 
missioner for  Henrietta,  Marchioness 
of  Titchfield,  Sept.  1799;  adm.  27th 

Feb.  1800;  trans,  to  St  Andrew's  Church, 

Edinburgh,  2nd  July  1801. 

ANDREW  GRANT,  trans,  from  Port- 
1802     moa^  >    Pl*es-  by  the  Commissioner 
for  Henrietta,  Marchioness  of  Titch- 
field,  Dec.    1801;    adm.   6th    May    1802; 
trans,  to  Canongate,  20th  Oct.  1808. 

JAMES    MACKINLAY,     trans,    from 
1809     Second  Charge ;  pres.  by  the  Commis- 
sioners for  the  Trustees  of  Henrietta, 
Marchioness  of  Titchfield  (in  compliance 


1800 


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107 


with  a  petition  from  the  inhabitants),  1st 
Dec.  1808;  adm.  12th  Feb.  1809;  D.D. 
(Aberdeen,  Dec.  1810)  ;  died  10th  Feb.  1841, 
aged  84.  He  marr.  17th  April  1815,  Eliza- 
beth Dickie,  his  servant,  who  died  3rd  July 
1828,  and  had  issue  —  Mary,  born  17th 
Dec.  1815  (marr.  James  Stevenson,  min. 
of  Newton-upon-Ayr) ;  James,  min.  of  Well 
Park  Chapel,  Glasgow,  born  4th  March 
1817;  Grizel,  born  18th  March  1818; 
William.  Publications — Sermons ;  Account 
of  the  Parish,  Part  I.  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace, 
ii.).—[Tombst. ;  Wallace's  Burns,  i.,  298.] 

DAVID  STRONG,  trans,  from  Second 

1841     Charge ;  pres.  by  Commissioners  for 

William,  Marquess  of  Titchfield,  3rd 

Aug.,  and  adm.  2nd  Sept.  1841 ;  trans,  to 

Dailly  21st  Sept.  1843. 

JAMES  BUCHANAN  HAMILTON, 
1843  k°rn  Glasgow,  1801,  eldest  son  of 
James  H.,  merchant,  and  Christian 
Buchanan ;  educ.  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow ;  assistant  at 
Blantyre ;  ord.  by  Presb.  of  Monaghan, 
Ulster,  to  Clontibret,  Presb.  of  Ballibay,  1st 
Sept.  1836 ;  pres.  by  Commissioners  for 
William,  Marquess  of  Titchfield,  5th  Oct., 
and  adm.  9th  Nov.  1843;  died  16th  Feb. 
1881.  He  marr.  Jessie  Murdoch,  and 
had  issue — Janet,  born  26th  Aug.  1828; 
Sarah,  born  22nd  Dec.  1834 ;  James 
Buchanan,  writer,  Kilmarnock,  born  8th 
Sept.  1837 ;  John  George,  born  15th  Oct. 
1839;  William  Gibson,  born  20th  July 
1841;  Agnes  Logan,  born  3rd  Feb.  1844; 
Mary  Anne  Dunlop,  born  13th  July  1846; 
Patrick  Clark,  born  17th  Nov.  1848.— 
[Smith's  Scottish  Clergy,  iii.,  63.] 

WILLIAM  DUNNETT,  born  Edinburgh, 
1881  30th  Aug.  1848,  son  of  William  D., 
classical  master,  George  Heriot's 
Hospital,  and  Carrick  Pursuivant,  and 
Christina  Gunn ;  educated  at  George 
Heriot's  Hospital  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ; 
M.A.  (1867) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh 
in  1872 ;  assistant  at  Canongate ;  ord.  by 
Presb.  of  North  of  England  to  Lowick 
Aug.  1874 ;  trans,  to  Second  Charge,  Kil- 
marnock, 9th  Oct.  1879;  trans,  and  adm. 
23rd  June  1881 ;  clerk  of  Presb.,  1895-1901. 


Marr.  29th  Sept.  1874,  Jane  Farquhar 
Whyte,  daugh.  of  Alexander  Inglis,  LL.D., 
rector  of  Bathgate  Academy,  and  has  issue 
— William  Alexander,  min.  of  Dalkeith, 
born  14th  Oct.  1875;  James  M'Donald, 
Indian  Civil  Service,  born  11th  April  1877  ; 
George  Victor,  min.  of  Grange,  Edinburgh, 
born  9th  Dec.  1878 ;  Hamilton  David  For- 
rester, min.  of  Inveraven,  born  20th  July 
1880 ;  Arthur  Henry,  min.  of  Teviothead, 
born  25th  Feb.  1882 ;  Charlotte  Inglis,  born 
18th  July  1883;  Inglis,  born  27th  Jan., 
and  died  9th  Feb.  1885 ;  Jane  Christina 
Georgina  Cook,  born  27th  May  1889 ; 
Florence,  born  5th  June  1892  (marr.  4th 
Feb.  1918,  Hugh  Shirlaw,  M.A.,  B.D., 
lieut.  Royal  Scots,  min.  of  Fogo).  Publica- 
tion— Memorial  Sermon  on  the  Rev,  John 
Robertson  (Newmilns,  1892). 


Second  Charge. 

JAMES  ROWAT,  studied  theology  at 
1649  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  called  July  1647  ; 
adm.  28th  March  1649.  Joined  the 
Protesting  Party  of  the  Church  in  1651, 
was  imprisoned  with  five  other  niins.  28th 
May  1662,  and,  with  consent  of  Parliament, 
deprived  by  Privy  Council  16th  Sept.  1663 
for  not  taking  the  Oath  of  Allegiance  to 
His  Majesty,  unless  with  explanations. — 
[Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.,  296  ;  Baillie's  Lett.] 

JAMES  OSBURNE,  ord.  9th  Aug.  1688 ; 
1688     trans,  to  Aberdeen,  18th  Dec.  1695. 

WILLIAM  WRIGHT,  studied  theology 
1700     at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  ord.  26th  Sept. 
1700;   trans,   to  First  Charge  23rd 
Jan.  1711. 

GEORGE  PEDEN,  M.A.  (Glasgow, 
1711  1st  April  1695);  became  chaplain  to 
Anne,  Duchess  of  Hamilton  ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Hamilton  26th  July  1709  ; 
was  subsequently  chaplain  in  Provost 
Hamilton's  family ;  called  6th  Feb.,  and 
ord.  3rd  May  1711 ;  died  23rd  Dec.  1721. 
He  marr.  (cont.  4th  Nov.  1714)  Katherine 
Miller,  who  survived  him,  and  had  issue — 
Grizel ;  Jean  ;  Mary.  —  [Caldwell  Papers, 
i. ;  MacKay's  Kilmarnock,  146  ;  Ayr  Sheriff' 
Court  Book,  3rd  May  1725.] 


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[PRESB.  OF 


1724 


PATRICK   PAISLEY,  MA.;   ord.  6th 
May   1724 ;    trans,  to   First  Charge 


after  4th  July  1724. 


1739 


LAURENCE  HILL,  ord.  6th  May  1725; 
1725     'rans-    t0    First    Charge   6th    May 
1739. 

ROBERT  HALL,  son  of  Robert  H.  of 
Fulbar,  and  Margaret  Maxwell  of 
Dargarvel ;  MA.  (Glasgow,  2nd 
May  1727) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley 
23rd  May  1733  ;  called  22nd  Nov.  1738 ; 
ord.  11th  April  1739;  died  5th  June  1762. 
He  marr.  (1)  25th  Dec.  1741,  Margaret 
(died  21st  March  1752),  daugh.  of  William 
Smith,  merchant,  Kilmarnock,  and  had 
issue — Mary,  died  young ;  Margaret,  born 
6th  Feb.  1744,  died  18th  Nov.  1747 ;  Mary, 
born  3rd  Sept.  1746,  died  30th  May  1758 ; 
Jean,  born  26th  June  1748  ;  Margaret,  born 
6th  April  1750,  died  20th  March  1754:  (2) 
7th  May  1756,  Margaret  Tough,  who  died 
8th  Jan.  1768.— [M'Kay's  Kilmarnock,  146.] 

WILLIAM  LINDSAY,  MA.  (Edin- 
1764  burgh)  1"7t^  April  1745);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Dunblane  9th  Jan.  1750; 
ord.  to  Cumbrae  13th  May  1760 ;  pres.  by 
William,  Earl  of  Glencairn,  30th  Nov. 
1762.  A  refusal  to  sustain  the  call  or  to 
grant  translation  caused  the  case  to  be 
carried  to  the  General  Assemblies  of  1763 
and  1764,  which  sustained  the  call  and 
granted  the  translation.  Owing  to  the 
opposition  of  the  parishioners,  the  admis- 
sion was  made  in  an  inn,  12th  July  1764. 
Several  persons  were  tried  at  the  Circuit 
Court  at  Ayr  for  raising  a  tumult  and 
sentenced  to  a  month's  imprisonment  and 
to  be  whipped  through  the  streets  of 
Ayr.  L.  died  30th  April  1774.  He 
marr.  27th  June  1760,  Margaret  (died  at 
Edinburgh,  3rd  Dec.  1817),  daugh.  of 
Robert  Lauder,  writer,  Dalkeith  (about 
whom  Burns  makes  a  jocular  reference  in 
his  poem  of  The  Ordination,  coupling  her 
name  with  an  old  ballad),  and  had  issue — 
Henrietta,  born  23rd  June  1761,  died  29th 
Nov.  1763;  Helen,  born  18th  June  1762, 
died  16th  May  1763;  Helen,  born  20th 
June,  and  died.  5th  Nov.  1763 ;  Robert, 
born  6th  Aug.  1764 ;   Ann,  born  7th  Aug. 


1765  (marr.,  pro.  3rd  March  1785,  Thomas 
Henderson,  merchant,  Edinburgh) ;  George, 
born  22nd  March  1770 ;  Glencairn,  born 
21st  June  1772.  —  [M'Kay's  Kilmarnock, 
132-142 ;  Scots  Mag.,  xxvi. ;  Acts  of  Ass., 
1763,  1764;  Caledonian  Mercury,  28th 
May  and  21st  July  1764  ;  Wallace's  Burns, 
i.,  299.] 

JOHN  MUTRIE,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
1775  Edinburgh,  29th  Dec.  1773;  pres. 
by  James,  Earl  of  Glencairn,  30th 
Sept.  1774;  ord.  8th  March  1775;  died 
2nd  June  1785,  aged  39.  He  marr.  25th 
Aug.  1777,  Barbara,  daugh.  of  Charles 
Bannatyne,  min.  of  Irvine ;  she  survived 
him,  and  marr.  (2)  7th  Dec.  1795,  James 
Steven,  min.  of  Kilwinning.  —  [Tombst. ; 
Wallace's  Burns,  i.,  302.] 

JAMES  MACKINLAY,  born  Douglas, 
17g6  Lanarkshire,  1756,  third  son  of  James 
M.,  farmer ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  3rd  July 
1782 ;  tutor  in  the  family  of  Sir  William 
Cunningham  of  Windyhill ;  pres.  by  James, 
Earl  of  Glencairn,  with  consent  of  his 
Trustee,  Dec.  1785;  ord.  6th  April  1786. 
This  ceremony  was  the  subject  of  Burns's 
poem  The  Ordination ;  trans,  to  First 
Charge  12th  Feb.  1809. 

JOHN  MACLEOD,  D.D. ;  trans,  from 
180g  Kilmodan ;  pres.  by  the  Commis- 
sioners for  the  Trustees  of  Henrietta, 
Marchioness  of  Titchfield,  10th  and  14th 
June,  and  adm.  23rd  Nov.  1809 ;  trans, 
to  Dundonald  15th  Feb.  1816. 

ROBERT    STIRLING,    pres.    by    the 
Commissioner  for  William,  Duke  of 
Portland,  May,  and  ord.  19th  Sept. 
1816  ;  trans,  to  Galston  12th  Feb.  1824. 

GEORGE  SMITH,  M.A. ;  pres.  by  the 
Commissioner  for  the  Trustees  of 
Henrietta,     Duchess     of     Portland, 

April,  and   ord.   16th    Sept.    1824 ;    trans. 

to  Penpont  9th  May  1833. 

DAVID  STRONG,  pres.  by  the  Commis- 
sioner for  the  Trustees  of  Henrietta, 
Duchess  of  Portland,  June,  and  ord. 
29th  Aug.  1833 ;  trans,  to  First  Charge  at 
the  unanimous  desire  of  the  congregation 
2nd  Sept.  1841. 


1824 


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109 


DANIEL  VERE  THOMSON,  fourth 
1843  son  °^  William  T.,  Castle  Yett, 
Lanark ;  educated  at  Lanark  Gram- 
mar School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Lanark ;  tutor  to  John  Alex- 
ander Campbell  of  Dunstaffnage  ;  rector  of 
the  Normal  School.  Edinburgh,  till  1839 ; 
thereafter  schoolmaster  in  Edinburgh ; 
pres.  by  the  Commissioner  for  John,  Mar- 
quess of  Titchfield,  5th  Oct.,  and  ord.  9th 
Nov.  1843;  died  13th  June  1866.  He 
marr.  Mary  Thomson,  who  died  14th  July 
1864,  and  had  issue — William,  born  10th 
May  1841 ;  Daniel  Adam  Vere,  born  21st 
March  1849;  Mary  Helen  Vere,  born  9th 
Jan.  1851  (marr.  Alexander  Maxwell 
Adams,  F.R.C.S.E.),  died  20th  Nov.  1918. 
[Smith's  Scottish  Clergy,  ii.,  279.] 

ALEXANDER  WEBSTER,  M.A. ;  adm. 
and  ord.  9th  Aug.  1866;  trans,   to 
St  David's    Parish,  Edinburgh,   1st 
June  1876. 

ROBERT  PRYDE,   M.A. ;  trans,  from 
„6     Kininmonth  ;  adm.  25th  Nov.  1876; 
trans,  to  Townhead  Parish,  Glasgow, 
19th  May  1879. 

WILLIAM    DUNNETT,   M.A. ;    trans. 
7      from  Lowick  ;  adm.  9th  Oct.  1879 ; 
trans,  to  First  Charge    23rd    June 
1881. 

WALTER  FORBES  LOW,  born  12th 
1882  March  1856,  son  of  Alexander  L., 
min.  of  Keig ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Aberdeen  ;  M.A.  (1876),  B.D.  (1879) ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Aberdeen  7th  May  1879; 
ord.  5th  Jan.  1882;  clerk  to  Presb.,  1885-93; 
trans,  to  St  Andrew's,  Glasgow,  21st  June 
1893,  but  died  unmarr.  the  day  after  that 
fixed  for  his  admission,  1st  Sept.  1893. 

JOHN  CRAIG,  M.A.,  B.D. ;  ord.  19th 
1894     ^U^   1894;    trans,   to  Lanark   23rd 
Sept.  1898. 

GEORGE  SIMPSON  YUILLE,  M.A., 
lg99     B.D. ;  ord.  30th  March  1899 ;  trans, 
to  Rutherglen  9th  Sept.  1909. 

ANDREW    BALD   THOMSON,  M.A., 
1910     B.D. ;  ord.  24th  March  1910;  trans, 
to  Dairy  18th  May  1916. 


DAVID  PORTER  HOWIE,  born  Glas- 
1916  £ow'  lst  APr^  1887,  son  of  Robert 
H.,  min.  of  Enzie ;  educated  at 
Milne's  Institution,  Fochabers,  and  Univ. 
of  Aberdeen  ;  M.A.  (1910)  ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Fordyce  in  1913  ;  assistant  at  Huntly  in 
1913,  and  at  St  George's  Parish,  Edinburgh, 
1914 ;  ord.  7th  Dec.  1916.  Marr.  5th  June 
1917,  Villne,  younger  daugh.  of  David 
Christie,  Aberdeen. 


THE  HIGH  KIRK  PARISH, 
KILMARNOCK. 

[A  chapel  was  built  here  in  1732.  The 
High  Kirk  Parish,  so  named  from  the  lofty 
situation  of  its  church,  was  disjoined  from 
Kilmarnock,  23rd  July  1811.] 

JAMES    OLIPHANT,    trans,    from 
i"764     Gorbals  Chapel-of-Ease  ;  called  Dec. 
1763;  ord.  17th  May  1764;  trans,  to 
Dunbarton  23rd  Dec.  1773. 

JOHN  RUSSEL,  ord.  30th  March  1774  ; 
1774    trans,  to  Second    Charge,    Stirling, 
30th  Jan.  1800. 

GEORGE  WRIGHT,  called  3rd  April, 
and  ord.  24th  June  1800 ;  trans,  to 
Markinch  7th  May  1801. 

DAVID  DICKSON,  called   25th    Jan., 
and  ord.  10th  March  1802 ;  trans,  to 
St  Cuthbert's,  Edinburgh,  16th  May 
1803. 

ANDREW  HAMILTON,  born  1773, 
1804  eldest  son  of  William  H.,  Eagles- 
ham;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 
M.A.  (1798);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow 
3rd  Aug.  1803 ;  called  26th  Dec.  1803 ;  ord. 
8th  March  1804 ;  pres.  by  the  managers 
22nd  Aug.,  and  adm.  first  min.  of  the 
parish  5th  Sept.  1811  ;  died  11th  June 
1839.  He  marr.  (1)  17th  May  1799,  Janet 
(died  15th  Sept.  1820),  daugh.  of  John 
Bachop,  merchant,  Glasgow,  and  had  issue 
— Jean,  born  13th  April  1800 ;  Margaret, 
born  8th  Dec.  1802,  died  31st  Aug.  1828  ; 
William,  student  of  divinity,  born  13th 
March   1807 ;    Janet,  born  7th  Jan.   1811 


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HIGH  KIRK  PARISH— HENDERSON  CHAPEL     [presb.  of 


(marr.  15th  Feb.  1830,  James  Fleming,  min. 
of  Troon):  (2)  24th  Aug.  1829,  Elizabeth 
Wilson,  who  died  6th  Aug.  1846. 

THOMAS  MAIN,  born  5th  Jan.  1816, 
,___  third  son  of  Robert  M.,  schoolmaster, 
Slamannan ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow ; 
pres.  by  the  managers  7th  May,  and  ord. 
8th  Aug.  1839.  Joined  the  Free  Church  in 
1843 ;  min.  of  Free  Church,  Kilmarnock, 
1843-57;  of  Free  St  Mary's,  Edinburgh, 
1857-81  ;  D.D.  (Glasgow,  1880) ;  Moderator 
of  Free  Church  Assembly  20th  May  1880; 
died  at  Edinburgh  during  the  General 
Assembly  28th  May  1881.  He  marr.  16th 
May  1850,  Wilhelmina  (died  s.p.  21st  Oct. 
1887),  daugh.  of  John  Cuninghame  of  Craig- 
ends.  Publication — Memoir  of  Neil  Russell, 
Student,  a  sermon  (Kilmarnock,  1850). — 
[Memorials  of  the  Life  and  Ministry  of 
Thomas  Main,  D.D.,  by  his  widow  ;  Smith's 
Scottish  Clergy,  iii.,  55.] 

JAMES  AITKEN,  born  Glasgow,  9th 
Dec.  1802,  son  of  James  A.,  Ander- 
ston  ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 
pres.  by  managers  30th  June,  and  ord.  3rd 
Aug.  1843  ;  died  unmarr.  9th  Jan.  1881. 

JOHN    PATRICK,    M.A.,   B.D. ;    ord. 
187_     (assistant  and  successor)  17th  April 
1879;  trans,  to  Monkton  and  Prest- 
wick  13th  May  1880. 

JAMES    MACGEOCH,    born    Newton 

1880     Stewart ;     educated     at     Univ.     of 

Glasgow;     M.A.    (1876);    licen.    by 

Presb.   of    Wigtown ;    ord.   (assistant    and 

successor)  14th  Oct.  1880;  died  11th  Aug. 

1895  unmarr.,  leaving  no  near  relatives. 

GORDON    BEATTIE    WATT,    M.A. ; 

1896  ord.   20th  Feb.   1896;    trans,  to  St 
Paul's  Parish, Glasgow,  6th  June  1907. 

JOHN  STEWART  ROBERTSON,  M.A., 

1907     B.D. ;  ord.  24th  Oct.  1907 ;  trans,  to 

Wallacetown,     Dundee,     10th    Feb. 


1843 


1911. 


1911 


ANDREW  TAYLOR  LAURENCE, 
born  Muthill,  26th  July  1883,  son  of 
William  Scotland  L.  and  Christina 
Taylor ;  educated  at  Muthill  Public  School, 
Morrison's  Academy,  Crieff,  and  Univ.  of 


St  Andrews;  M.A.  (1905),  B.D.  (1909); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Auchterarder  29th  April 
1908;  assistant  at  Airdrie  1908-9,  and 
at  Barony  Parish,  Glasgow,  1909-11 ;  ord. 
11th  May  1911  ;  trans,  to  St  Mary's, 
Edinburgh,  4th  March  1915.  Marr.  27th 
April  1917,  Anne  Charlotte  Munro,  M.A., 
eldest  daugh.  of  John  Mackenzie,  Lieurary, 
Thurso. 

DAVID  CRAWFORD  WATSON,  born 
Glasgow,  28th  Nov.  1887,  son  of 
David  W.,  D.D.,  min.  of  St  Clement's, 
Glasgow ;  educated  at  High  School  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1909);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Glasgow  1st  May  1912 ;  assistant 
at  Queen's  Park  Church,  Glasgow,  1912, 
and  Barony  Parish  in  1915  ;  ord.  19th  Aug. 
1915.  Marr.  14th  March  1916,  Grace  Mary 
Turnbull,  and  has  issue  —  Lome  Martin 
Turnbull,  born  16th  Jan.  1917. 


HENDERSON  CHAPEL, 
KILMARNOCK. 

[Formerly  an  Original  Secession  Church, 
was  retained  by  the  Free  Church  in  1843.] 

PETER  CAMPBELL,  born  1793,  fourth 
son  of  Peter  O,  farmer,  Cardross  ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  and 
Original  Secession  Divinity  Hall ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  27th  Dec.  1814 ;  ord. 
min.  of  Original  Secession  Church,  Kil- 
marnock, 22nd  Nov.  1815.  Joined  the 
Church  of  Scotland  in  1839.  Joined  the 
Free  Church  in  1843 ;  min.  of  Henderson 
Free  Church,  1843-50;  died  unmarr.  19th 
March  1850.  At  a  meeting  of  Presb. 
arrangements  were  being  made  for  the 
supply  of  a  vacant  pulpit.  It  was  the 
turn  of  a  popular  young  minister  but  upon 
his  name  being  mentioned,  he  said,  "  I 
can't  go;  I  cannot  preach  to  a  handful." 
C,  then  an  old  man,  rose,  and  addressing 
the  Moderator,  said,  "  Send  me  :  like  our 
Master,  I  can  preach  to  many  and  to  few." 
Publication  —  The  N on- Intrusion  Contro- 
versy (1835).  —  [Scott's  Annals  of  the 
Original  Secession  Church,  488.] 


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111 


1842 


ST  ANDREW'S,  KILMARNOCK. 

(Q.S.) 

[A  new  chapel  called  St  Andrew's, 
Netherton,  with  a  district  of  its  own  in 
the  parish  of  Kilmarnock,  was  sanctioned 
by  the  Presb.  in  1842.  The  church  and 
district  were  erected  a  parish  quoad  sacra 
by  the  Court  of  Teinds,  19th  June  1867.] 

^NEIL  BRODIE,  born  1813,  eldest  son  of 
Neil  B.,  artificer,  Campbeltown  ;  ord. 
27th  Jan.  1842.  Joined  the  Free 
Church  in  1843 ;  min.  of  Kilmarnock  Free 
Church  1843-4,  of  Shandon  Free  Church 
1844-62,  of  Pollokshaws  Free  Church 
1863-92;  died  at  Rothesay  10th  March 
1892.  He  marr.  30th  Aug.  1842,  Martha, 
daugh.  of  Alan  Macarthur,  H.M.  Customs, 
Glasgow. 

DANIEL  M'FEE,  ord.  1st  Aug.  1848; 
1848     trans-  t°  Second  Charge,  Canongate, 
Edinburgh,  15th  Aug.  1850. 

THOMAS  MARTIN,  second  son  of 
1850  J°nn  M.,  farmer,  Mochrum,  Wig- 
townshire ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Wigtown  22nd 
Sept.  1846  ;  missionary  at  Toward  Chapel ; 
elected  24th  July,  and  ord.  15th  Oct.  1850  ; 
clerk  of  Presb.  1854-84;  adm.  first  min. 
of  parish  in  1867 ;  died  unmarr.  18th  Feb. 
1885. 

JAMES  LINDSAY,  elder  son  of  John 
1885  Cowan  L.,  F.E.I.  S.,  rector  of 
Grammar  School,  Kilmarnock  ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1878), 
B.Sc.  (1879),  B.D.  (1882);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Irvine  8th  June  1882;  ord.  25th  June 
1885;  University  Extension  Lecturer 
1886-7  ;  Examiner  to  the  Associated  The- 
ological Colleges  of  British  and  Colonial 
Philosophy  1897-9,  and  member  of  many 
British  and  Foreign  Learned  Societies ; 
F.R.S.E.  (1889);  D.D.  (Glasgow  1899, 
Edinburgh  1899);  Hugh  Waddell  Lecturer, 
Queen's  Univ.,  Canada,  1899-1900 ;  dem. 
9th  June  1908.  Marr.  17th  March  1908, 
Margaret  Dykes,  daugh.  of  James  Cook, 
Glasgow,  and  widow  of  Robert  Barclay 
Shaw  of  Annick  Lodge,  and  Knockgerran, 
Ayrshire.      Publications — The  Progressive- 


ness  of  Modern  Christian  Thought  (Edin- 
burgh, 1892) ;  Essays  Literary  and  Philo- 
sophical  (Edinburgh,  1896);  Significance  of 
the  Old  Testament  for  Modern  Theology 
(Edinburgh,  1896) ;  Recent  Advances  in 
Theistic  Philosophy  of  Religion  (Edin- 
burgh, 1897) ;  Canada,  its  Commerce,  its 
Colleges,  and  its  Churches  (London,  1900) ; 
Momenta  of  Life  (Edinburgh,  1901 ) ; 
Studies  in  European  Philosophy  (Edin- 
burgh, 1909) ;  The  Fundamental  Problems 
of  Metaphysics  (Edinburgh,  1910);  The 
Psychology  of  Belief  (Edinburgh,  1910); 
New  Essays,  Literary  and  Philosophical 
(Edinburgh,  1912) ;  Literary  Essays 
(Edinburgh,  1912);  A  Critical  Essay  on 
European  Literature  (Edinburgh,  1913)  ;  A 
Philosophical  System  of  Theistic  Ldealism 
(Edinburgh,  1917) ;  associate  editor  of 
Bibliotheca  Sacra,  1903-19  ;  numerous  con- 
tributions to  home  and  foreign  magazines. 

ROBERT  ALEXANDER,  ord.  26th  Nov. 
1908     ^^ »     trans,    to    Second    Charge, 
Cupar-Fife,  11th  May  1916. 

WILLIAM  MARSHALL,  born  Maybole, 
6th  April  1888,  son  of  Matthew  M. 
and  Mary  Barton  ;  educated  at  Car- 
luke Higher  Grade  School,  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (1910),  B.D.  (1913);  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Ayr  7th  May  1913 ;  assistant 
at  St  Matthew's  Parish,  Glasgow ;  ord. 
14th  Sept.  1916. 

ST  MARNOCHTS,  KILMAR- 
NOCK (Q.S.). 

[A  chapel  was  built  here  in  1836.  The 
parish  was  disjoined  from  the  parish  of 
Kilmarnock  by  the  Court  of  Teinds  on  16th 
July  1862.] 

CHARLES  STEWART,  ord.  in  1858; 
became  first  min.  of  the  parish  16th 
July  1862;   trans,  to  Strichen  25th 
Sept.  1862. 

JOHN  THOMSON,  born   1830;    third 

son  of  Peter  T.,  Glasgow  ;  educated 

at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  licen.  by  Presb. 

of  Glasgow ;  ord.  to  West  Parish,  Maybole, 

19th  Nov.  1857;  trans,  and  adm.  6th  March 

1863  ;  dem.  the  office  of  the  Holy  Ministry 


112 


ST  MARNOCITS,  KILMARNOCK— KILMAURS      [presb.  of 


Oth  Jan.  1883 ;  died  at  Corstorphine,  25th 
July  1916.  He  marr.  (1)  27th  April  1864, 
Catherine  Wilson,  who  died  3rd  Feb. 
1878,  and  had  issue— Catherine  M'Gregor 
Wilson,  born  20th  June  1865;  Peter,  born 
20th  Jan.  1867 ;  Helen  Anderson,  born 
9th  May  1868;  Robina,  born  11th  June 
1869;  John,  born  18th  Dec.  1871;  Jessie, 
born  28th  Jan.  1875;  a  daugh.,  born  18th 
Aug.,  and  died  13th  Oct.  1876  ;  John  Knox, 
min.  of  Kilmaurs,  born  27th  Jan.  1878 : 
(2)  8th  Oct.  1879,  Agnes  Stewart :  (3)  13th 
Aug.  1895,  Agnes  Nisbett. 

JAMES  WRIGHT  ARMSTRONG,  born 
1883  ^  Andrews,  1855,  son  of  Robert 
Armstrong,  LL.D.,  Rector  of  Madras 
College,  St  Andrews ;  M.A.  (St  Andrews, 
1876) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  St  Andrews  5th 
May  1880;  assistant  at  Eastwood  1880-3; 
ord.  28th  June  1883 ;  died  unmarr.,  at 
Dunblane,  8th  Nov.  1916. 

WILLIAM     JAMES     SMITH,     born 

Newcastle,   Natal,    S.A.,    9th    Aug. 

1885,  son  of  James  S.,  min.  of 
Baldernock ;  educated  at  Bellahoustoun 
Academy  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(1906);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  5th 
May  1909  ;  assistant  at  Eastwood,  1909-12  ; 
•ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  15th  Feb. 
1912.  Marr.  14th  Aug.  1913,  Isabella, 
daugh.  of  James  Leggat,  and  has  issue — 
James  Aikman,  born  13th  June  1914 ; 
Jean  Carswell,  born  21st  Sept.  1915. 


KILMAURS. 

[The  church  of  Kilmaurs  belonged  to  the 
Abbey  of  Kelso.  It  was  dedicated  to  St 
Mora  or  Maura  of  Little  Cumbrae.  In 
1403,  Sir  William  Cunningham  of  Kilmaurs 
endowed  the  church  with  a  collegiate 
foundation.  In  1600,  his  descendant 
James,  seventh  Earl  of  Glencairn,  added 
an  aisle  to  the  building.  In  this  part  of 
the  structure  there  is  now  a  fine  seven- 
teenth century  monument  in  memory  of 
William,  ninth  Earl  of  Glencairn,  Lord 
Chancellor  of  Scotland  (died  1664),  and 
his  countess,  both  of  whom  were  buried 


in  St  Giles,  Edinburgh.  Of  two  chapels 
in  the  parish,  one  was  dedicated  to 
St  Mora.    The  other  was  at  Busby.] 

ARCHIBALD    CRAUFURD,    min.    in 
1567     1567  ;  trans,  to  Stevenston  in  1569. 

GAVIN  NASMYTH,  formerly  exhorter 
lg(74  at  Dreghorn  and  here ;  pres.  to  the 
vicarage  of  Dreghorn  by  James  VI. 
28th  Nov.  1572 ;  Dreghorn  and  Stewarton 
were  also  in  the  charge  in  1574 ;  still  min. 
in  1588.  He  marr.  Alison  Brown,  who 
survived  him.— [Reg.  Min. ;  Ayr  Inhib., 
24th  Nov.  1590.] 

ALEXANDER    HENDERSON,  reader 
1585    an<^  V^car  m  1585.    He  had  issue — 
David,  min.  in  1598. 

WILLIAM  [called   HEW  in  the  testa- 
ment     of     Agnes      Howie,      1603] 
FULLARTON,    formerly    min.    of 
Largs ;    "  buikit  by  a  delyverance  of  the 
Exchequer ;'     21st    Jan.    1589 ;     trans,    to 
Dreghorn  in  1590. 

DAVID  HENDERSON,  son  of  Alex- 
ander H.,  reader  and  vicar  in  1585 ; 
M.A.   (St  Andrews   1591);   pres.  to 

the    vicarage   by    James    VI.    26th    June 

1598;  was  min.  in  1626. 

JAMES  HANNAY,  M.A.,  min.  in  1620 ; 
trans,  to  the  Canongate,  Edinburgh, 


1620 


in  1624. 


DAVID  HENDERSON,  M.A.,  above 
mentioned  ;  again  appears  as  min.  in 
1626;  dem.  before  14th  Feb.  1637. 
He  marr.  Marion  Cunningham,  and  had 
issue — David;  Frederick;  Jean  (marr.  (1) 
cont.  22nd  Aug.  1628,  John,  son  of 
Archibald  Osburne,  burgess  of  Ayr ;  (2) 
William  Bryane) ;  Elizabeth  (marr.,  cont. 
19th  Feb.  1626,  Patrick,  eldest  son  of 
Archibald  Cunningham  of  Kirkland) ; 
Anna  (marr.,  cont.  21st  Oct.  1634,  John 
Cunningham  of  Hill). — [Beg.  Sec.  Sig. ; 
Wodrow's  Anal.,  iii.,  114;  Baillie's  Lett.; 
Reg.  of  Deeds,  dxvi.  392,  dvi.  322;  Ayr 
Sas.,  iii.,  577 ;  M'Naught's  Kilmaurs,  150.] 

JAMES     ALDERSTON,     brother     of 
163t?     Robert  A.,  cooper,  burgess  of  Glas- 
gow ;  pres.  to  Dairy,  Galloway,  2nd 
April  1635 ;  pres.  by  Charles  I.  14th  Feb. 


irtine] 


KILMAURS 


113 


1637 ;  he  appears  to  have  been  outed  in 
the  following  year;  died  July  1642.  He 
marr.  (1)  Margaret,  daugh.  of  Gavin 
Hamilton,  Bishop  of  Galloway,  and  widow 
of  James  Dunlop  of  that  ilk,  and  of  John 
Campbell,  Bishop  of  Argyll,  and  had  issue- 
Agnes  :  (2)  Jean  Colquhoun,  who  survived 
him.— [Beg.  Sec.  Sig. ;  Glasg.  Tests,  j  Edin. 
Reg.  (Bapt.)  ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  dvi.,  412.] 

WILLIAM  CROOKES,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1619) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Stranraer 
16  21st  Dec.  1625  ;  assistant  at  Leswalt 
9th  iNov.  1631 ;  pres.  by  Charles  I.  29th 
Oct.  1641  ;  res.  1653,  owing  to  the  desertion 
and  disorderly  conduct  of  his  parishioners 
He  went  to  Ireland,  and  was  min.  at 
Ballykelly,  from  which  place  he  was 
obliged  to  remove  for  a  time,  and  received 
thirty  shillings  from  the  Kirk-session  of 
Torphichen  12th  Sept.  1659,  and  also 
charity  from  that  of  Newbattle  20th 
June  1662.  He  died  in  1699,  aged  over 
90.  In  the  Pres.  Reg.  (14th  July  1647) 
he  is  described  as  "not  of  robust  con- 
stitution, but  in  his  life  blameless."  He 
had  issue — James. — [Reg.  Sec.  Sig. ;  P.  C. 
Dec. ;  Reid's  Ireland,  ii.,  352 ;  Edin.  Tests. ; 
Baillie's  Lett.] 

GEORGE  RAMSAY,  M.A.  (St  Andrews 
1649) ;  adm.  in  1655 ;  deprived  by 
Act  of  Parliament  11th  June,  and 
Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662. 
He  is  mentioned  as  min.  24th  April  1665 ; 
he  was  with  a  small  party  on  the  way 
to  join  Colonel  Wallace  in  the  Pentland 
Rising,  Nov.  1666,  when  fortunately  for 
themselves  they  retired.  Indulged  by 
Privy  Council  3rd  March  1670;  again 
3rd  Nov.  1672,  along  with  John  Park ; 
fined  8th  July  1673  by  Privy  Council  in 
half  a  year's  stipend  for  not  observing 
the  anniversary  of  the  Restoration ;  died 
28th  Sept.  1677,  aged  about  49.  He  marr. 
Janet  Trail,  who  survived  him,  and  had 
issue — Catherine  (marr.  11th  Oct.  1713, 
James  Yorston,  goldsmith,  Edinburgh). — 
[Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.  327,  ii.  28 ;  Tombst. ; 
P.  C.  Reg.,  3rd  ser.,  vi.,  69.] 

JAMES  MILNE,  adm.  before  15th  March 
1664     1664.— [Glasg.  Com.  Decreets.] 

VOL.   III. 


1672 


JAMES  PETRIE,  min.  in   1668]   sued 
for  stipend  for  year,  24th  Feb.  1669. 
— [Glasg.   Com.   Decreets ;    Bailiary 
of  Cunningham  Deeds,  7th  Oct.  1671.] 

JOHN  PARK,  M.A.  (Glasgow  1639); 
adm.  to  Mochrurn  in  1646 ;  trans,  to 
Stranraer  7th  Nov.  1649;  deprived 
by  Parliament  11th  June  1662;  granted 
indulgence  there  by  Privy  Council  27th 
July  1669;  licen.  to  preach  here  by  Privy 
Council  3rd  Sept.  167^ ;  failing  to  take 
up  his  residence  he  was  ordered  to  do 
so  5th  Sept.  1673 ;  died  at  Glasgow,  25th 
Nov.  1688,  aged  about  69.  He  was  the 
subject  of  several  elegies.  He  marr.  29th 
Oct.  1646,  Barbara  Mein,  who  died  21st 
Dec.  1704,  aged  85,  and  had  issue — 
Robert,  advocate,  town  clerk  of  Glasgow, 
and  clerk  to  the  General  Assembly  after 
the  Revolution ;  who  was  murdered  at 
Glasgow  about  1691 ;  James.  Publication 
— The  Rights  and  Liberties  of  the  Church 
asserted  and  vindicated  against  the 
pretended  Right  of  Patronage  (Edinburgh, 
1689). — [Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii.,  147  ;  Stranraer 
Sess.  Reg.;  Edin.  Marr.;  Greyfriars  Bur.] 

JOHN  OCHTERLONIE,  M.A. ;  called 
,00rt     13th,  and  inst.  21st  May  1680 ;  trans, 
to  Balmermo  1682. 

GEORGE    DUNBAR,    adm.    in    1682 

1682      [not    1^85   aS  ^n   V0^   *-'   ^^  »    ^rans* 

to     Second     Charge,     Haddington, 
before  12th  Nov.  1685. 

^GEORGE  BROWN,  M.A.  (Edinburgh, 
1685  18t^  ^U^  1^64),  sometime  school- 
master at  Fordyce ;  adm.  to 
Stranraer  before  15th  Oct.  1684;  pres.  by 
William  Cuninghame  of  Caprington  10th 
Sept.,  coll.  9th,  and  adm.  12th  Oct.  1685. 
He  seems  to  have  been  outed  at  the 
Revolution,  as  about  1700  he  was  charged 
with  performing  clerical  functions  and 
celebrating  irregular  marriages.  The  date 
of  his  death  is  unknown.  He  marr. 
Katherine  Livingston.  Publications — An 
Account  of  the  Rotula  Arithmetica  (Edin- 
burgh, 1700) ;  A  Specie  Book  to  turn  any 
Pure  Number  of  Pieces  of  Silver,  into 
Pounds  Scots,  or  Sterling  (Edinburgh, 
1700) ;  A  Compendious  but  a  Compleat 
System  of  Decimal  Arithmetic  (Edinburgh, 

H 


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KILMAURS 


[PKESB.  OF 


1701);  Toleration  Defended  (1703);  Arith- 
metica  Infinita,  or  the  Accurate  Accomptani's 
Best  Companion  (Edinburgh,  1718). — [Had- 
dington Presb.  Reg.;  Assembly  Pajiers ; 
G.  R.  Homings,  27th  March  1685,  3rd 
March  1705;  M'Naught's  Kilmaurs,  153.] 

PETER  ORE,  M.A.  (Glasgow,  1665); 
1688  0r<^'  m*n"  at  Plough,  Ireland,  Jan. 
1673  ;  officiated  here  about  1688  ; 
returned  to  Clough,  where  he  died  27th  Dec. 
1706.  Probably  father  of  Alexander  O., 
who  succeeded  him  as  min.  at  Clough. — 
[Reid's  Ireland,  ii.  520.] 

HUGH  THOMSON,  M.A.  (Edinburgh 
1691  1685) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  25th 
Sept.  1688 ;  called  to  Dunbarton, 
but  declined ;  ord.  21st  July  1691 ;  dem. 
12th  Nov.  1712,  because  of  the  "difficulties 
he  met  with  from  the  people  in  carrying 
on  his  work  in  the  parish."  He  retired 
to  Hill  of  Kilmaurs,  a  small  property 
he  possessed  in  the  parish,  and  preached 
there  even  after  his  successor  was  ap- 
pointed, a  proceeding  which  led  to  the 
erection  of  the  first  dissenting  meeting- 
house in  Ayrshire.  He  died  13th  Feb. 
1731,  aged  66.  He  had  a  knowledge  of 
medicine,  which  he  practised  without  pay- 
ment. He  had  great  muscular  strength, 
and  on  one  occasion  at  Kilmarnock  market, 
it  is  said,  when  told  the  price  of  two  horse- 
shoes, he  replied,  "  so  much  for  these  !  I 
could  twist  them  with  my  fingers." 
"Twist  them  then,"  replied  the  smith, 
"and  you  shall  have  the  price  of  your 
own  making."  Taking  up  one  he  did  so, 
and  the  smith  considering  his  customer 
as  "no  cannie,"  gave  him  the  shoes  on 
his  own  terms,  glad  to  get  rid  of  him. 
He  marr.  Barbara  (died  8th  March  1765), 
daugh.  of  Robert  Barr  of  Trearne,  and 
had  issue — Barbara,  born  1691  (marr.  1743, 
David  Smyton,  min.  of  the  Associate 
Congregation,  Kilmaurs) ;  Robert ;  James  ; 
Janet ;  Marion  ;  Hugh  ;  Grizel ;  Elizabeth, 
buried  8th  March  1729  ;  Agnes,  buried  8th 
March  1729 ;  Martha  (marr.  Robert  Kerr, 
merchant,  Kilmarnock);  Lilias  (marr.  Gavin 
Bryce,  merchant,  Gorbals).— [Glasg.  Tests. ; 
Wodrow's  Anal. ;  Irving's  Dunbarton ; 
M'Naught's  Kilmaurs,  153-55.] 


JOHN  MILLAR,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
171  Paisley  21st  May  1712;  called  2nd 
July,  and  ord.  25th  Sept.  1718  ;  died 
at  Erskine  (where  he  is  buried)  between 
8th  Aug.  and  llth  Sept.  1721.  He 
marr.  Christian,  daugh.  of  John  Shaw 
of  Bargarran  ;  her  history  is  remarkable 
for  the  strange  story  of  supposed  sorcery 
and  witchcraft  connected  with  her  younger 
years.  She  is  said  to  have  been  the  means 
of  introducing  the  spinning  and  manu- 
facture of  linen  thread  into  the  west  of 
Scotland.  She  marr.  (2)  20th  Feb.  1737, 
William  Livingston,  glover,  Edinburgh. — 
[M'Kay's  Kilmarnock,  399;  Hist,  of  the 
Witches  of  Renfrewshire  (Paisley,  1877) ; 
Bargarran's  Daughter  in  Roughead's  The 
Riddle  of  the  Ruthvens  and  other  Studies, 
231-253.] 

HUGH  COCHRANE,  chaplain  in  Sir 
7  Alexander  Maxwell's  family;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Wigtown  26th  Oct.  1715  ; 
pres.  by  William,  Earl  of  Dundonald, 
with  consent  of  his  curators,  14th  Feb. 
and  3rd  March  1722  ;  ord.  7th  March  1723  ; 
died  9th  April  1733,  aged  48.  He  marr. 
Marion  Smith,  Avho  died  July  1771,  and 
had  issue — Alexander  ;  Charles  ;  Mary. — 
[Tombst. ;  Wodrow's  Anal.,  iv.,  272.] 

SAMUEL  FERGUSON,  M.A.  (Glasgow, 

1734     1st  May  1724);   licen.  by  Presb.  of 

Ayr  22nd  April   1730;   called   19th 

Dec.  1733 ;  ord.  27th  March  1734  ;  died  in 

1735,  aged  about  31,  probably  unmarr. 

WILLIAM  COATES  [COATTS],  resid- 
1739  ing  in  Blantyre  ;  M.A.  (Glasgow,  9th 
Jan.  1725);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Hamilton  27th  Sept.  1726 ;  became  tutor  in 
the  family  of  James  Dunlop  of  Garnkirk ; 
pres.  by  the  curators  for  Alexander,  Earl 
of  Eglintou,  Oct.  1735,  but  owing  to  strong 
opposition  to  his  settlement  he  was  not 
ord.  till  3rd  May  1739  ;  died  2nd  May  1777. 
He  marr.  8th  Nov.  1739,  Christian  Murray, 
who  died  s.p.  3rd  March  1758. 

ALEXANDER  GILLIES,  third  son  of 

1778    Alexander  G.,  Glasgow ;  educated  at 

Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 

Stranraer  1st  Jan.  1766,  though  he  signed  the 

Confession  of  Faith  only  erroribus  exceptis  ; 


IRVINE] 


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became  tutor  in  the  family  of  Provost 
Hamilton  of  Irvine;  pres.  by  Archibald, 
Earl  of  Eglinton,  1st  Oct.  1777;  ord.  11th 
March  1778;  died  26th  Nov.  1786.  He 
marr.  12th  June  1780,  Isabella  (died  14th 
July  1833),  daugh.  of  John  Dun,  min.  of 
Auchinleck,  and  had  issue— John  Sundrum, 
born  29th  June  1781 ;  Mary  Montgomerie, 
born  8th  Jan.,  and  died  5th  Sept.  1784. 

ALEXANDER  MILLAR  [or  MILLER], 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Penpont  5th  Aug. 
1778 ;  pres.  by  Archibald,  Earl  of 
Eglinton,  9th  April  1787.  In  consequence 
of  violent  opposition,  he  was  not  ord.  till 
8th  May  1788 ;  died  22nd  Dec.  1804.  He 
was  the  "Wee  Millar"  of  Burns's  Holy 
Fair.  He  marr.  6th  June  1793,  Jane 
Johnston,  who  died  14th  July  1827,  and 
had  issue  —  James  Boswell,  ironmonger, 
Kilmarnock,  born  24th  April  1794.  Publi- 
cation— Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's 
Stat.  Ace,  vs..). — {Report  on  Church  Patron- 
age ;  Tombst. ;  Wallace's  Burns,  i.,  363.] 

JOHN  ROXBURGH,  born  1780,  third 
son  of  Adam  R.,  merchant,  Hamilton 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen 
by  Presb.  of  Hamilton  26th  March  1805 
pres.  by  Lord  and  Mary,  Lady  Montgomerie 
June  1805 ;  ord.  20th  March  1806 ;  died 
21st  April  1840,  "  an  eloquent  preacher  and 
able  man  of  affairs."  He  marr.  23rd  March 
1807,  Margaret  Bannatine  (died  11th  Feb. 
1828,  aged  42),  daugh.  of  Robert  Robertson, 
Ayr,  and  had  issue  —  Margaret  Paterson, 
born  7th  Aug.  1808  (marr.  David  Strong, 
rain,  of  Dailly) ;  Adam,  min.  of  the  Scots 
Church,  Greenwich,  born  9th  Jan.  1810, 
died  17th  Oct.  1866;  Robert,  merchant, 
Greenock,  born  1st  March  1812 ;  John, 
merchant,  Glasgow,  born  16th  Jan.  1814, 
died  2nd  Feb.  1890  ;  Jane,  born  23rd  Sept. 
1815  ;  Mary,  born  6th  Jan.  1818,  died  23rd 
March  1919;  Barbara,  born  11th  Jan. 
1820;  Archibald,  born  23rd  Oct.  1823  — 
[Tombst.] 

WILLIAM  SINCLAIR,  pres.  by  Mary, 

1840     Lady  Montgomerie    4th    Aug.,   and 

ord.   24th   Sept.   1840.      Four  years 

afterwards  an  assistant  and  successor  was 

appointed,    and    for    thirty-six    years    he 


resisted  all  attempts  to  induce  him  to 
return  to  his  parish ;  died  at  Wick,  8th 
Oct.  1881.  He  marr.  3rd  Sept.  1849, 
Margaret  Manson,  Tansfield,  Olrig,  who 
died  1st  Oct.  1884,  and  had  issue — 
Margaret  Anne,  born  15th  Oct.  1851 ; 
Janet,  born  18th  Oct.  1853 ;  Williamina, 
born  5th  Jan.  1856 ;  David,  born  12th  April 
1858  ;  George,  born  1st  July  1860  ;  James, 
born  22nd  Nov.  1862  ;  John  Cameron,  born 
13th  April  1865 ;  Henry  Duncan  Dundas, 
born  8th  Dec.  1867;  Charles,  born  27th 
July  1874;  Frederick  (twin),  born  27th 
July  1874. 

-WILLIAM  BUCHANAN,  born  1821, 
1844  y°ungesfc  son  °f  John  B.,  merchant, 
Paisley ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  BA.  (1840) ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Paisley  in  1843 ;  assistant  at  Kilbirnie 
in  1844  ;  pres.  by  Mary,  Lady  Montgomerie 
5th  Oct.,  and  ord.  (assistant  and  successor) 
19th  Dec.  1844  ;  deposed  by  General  As- 
sembly for  drunkenness  30th  May  1850. 
A  man  of  marked  literary  ability,  he 
became  editor  of  the  Ayr  Observer,  Edin- 
burgh Gourant,  Dumfries  Herald,  and 
again  of  the  Ayr  Observer ;  died  unmarr. 
19th  July  1866.  Publications— The  Kil- 
maurs  Case  (Kilmarnock,  1847) ;  The 
Blessed  Dead  (Kilmarnock,  1849) ;  Versesf 
Serious,  Humorous,  and  Satirical  (Ayr, 
1866).— [Brown's  Paisley  Poets,  ii.,  131 ; 
The  Poets  of  Ayrshire,  329 ;  Modern 
Scottish  Poets,  iii.,  287.] 

[Some  delay  was  caused  in  the  filling  up 
of  the  vacancy  as  the  patron  objected  to 
present  another  assistant  and  successor,, 
and  the  Presb.  requested  Mr  Sinclair  to 
return  to  his  duties,  but  without  success.] 

ROBERT  LOCKHART,  born  1834; 
1852  eldest  son  of  Robert  L.,  merchant, 
Denny ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  MA.  (1851) ;  pres.  by  Archibald 
William,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  10th  Aug.,  and 
ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  23rd  Sept. 
1852  ;  died  unmarr.  12th  Aug.  1857. 

ALEXANDER  INGLIS,  born  St  An- 
drews    18th     April     1830,     son     of 
Alexander    I.    and    Ann    Peebles ; 
educated  at  Madras  College  and  Univ.  of 


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KILMAURS— KILWINNING  AND  DALGARVEN     [presb.  of 


St  Andrews ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  St 
Andrews ;  assistant  at  Largs ;  pres.  by 
Archibald  William,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  24th 
Nov.  1857  ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor) 
21st  Jan.  1858 ;  died  at  Kilmarnock  14th 
Oct.  1904.  He  marr.  23rd  Feb.  1858, 
Isabella  (died  27th  Dec.  1913),  eldest  daugh. 
of  James  Macfarlane,  Largs,  and  had  issue 
— Alexander,  born  11th  June  1859,  died 
29th  April  1901 ;  James  Macfarlane, 
solicitor,  Kilmarnock,  born  13th  Feb.  1865  ; 
Daniel  Macfarlane,  Bombay,  born  7th  Jan. 
1867  ;  John,  born  14th  July  1869  ;  Elizabeth 
Kerr,  born  12th  March  1873. 

JOHN  KNOX  THOMSON,  born  27th 

1903  ^an#  18^8>  son  °f  J°nn  T.,  min.  of  St 
Marnoch's  Parish,  Kilmarnock  ;  edu- 
cated at  Royal  High  School  and  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh 
15th  May  1901  ;  assistant  here,  1901-2;  ord. 
(assistant  and  successor)  26th  Feb.  1903 ; 
enlisted  in  15th  Royal  Scots  Nov.  1914; 
lieutenant  18th  Highland  Light  Infantry 
May  1915,  served  in  France ;  res.  his  com- 
mission in  1918.  Marr.  6th  Sept.  1906, 
Marion  Forrest,  daugh.  of  John  Risk, 
Kilmaurs,  and  has  issue — John  Forrest, 
born  14th  Sept.  1908 ;  James  Douglas,  born 
1st  Jan.  1910 ;  Robert  Charles  Muirhead, 
born  2nd  May  1914. 


KILWINNING  AND  DAL- 
GARVEN. 

{Kilwinning. — The  church  of  Kilwinning 
was  dedicated  to  St  Finan.  It  belonged  to 
the  abbey  of  Kilwinning  within  the  parish. 
There  was  long  held  here  a  tryst  called  St 
Finan 's  Fair  ;  and  a  spring  near  the  manse 
is  still  known  as  St  Winan's  Well.  St 
Finan's  Tyronensian  Abbey  of  Kilwinning 
was  founded  in  1140  by  Hugh  de  Morville, 
Lord  of  Cunningham,  and  constable  of 
Scotland.  Part  of  the  Abbey  Church  was 
in  use  as  the  Parish  Church  until  1775, 
when  a  separate  church  was  built  for 
parochial  worship.  In  1814  the  remaining 
ruins  of  the  monastery  were  greatly  damaged 
by  the  fall  of  its  fine,  lofty  tower.  This 
tower  was  then  rebuilt  on  a  smaller  scale  to 


1567 


a  height  of  105  feet.  At  the  same  time 
considerable  restorations  were  made  on  the 
choir  of  the  Abbey  Church  and  in  parts  of 
the  nave. 

Dalgarven. — The    church    of    Dalgarven 
was  dedicated  to  St  Michael.] 

WILLIAM  K1RKPATRICK,  min.  in 
1567;  in  1574  Dunlop  and  Beith  were 
also  under  his  care  ;  died  July  1577. 
He  marr.  Alison  Campbell,  who  survived 
him  (marr.  (2)  Neill  Montgomerie),  and 
had  issue — William  ;  Martha. — [Reg.  Min. ; 
Edin.  Tests. ;  Reg.  Sec.  Sig.,  lii.,  44.] 

ALEXANDER  WREITTOUN,  min.  in 
1578  1578 ;  died  12th  Feb.  1605,  and  is 
said  to  have  been  "eardit  (buried) 
with  his  mouth  down  that  all  the  ill  micht 
ga  to  hell."  He  marr.  Helen  Pirrie,  and 
had  issue — Alexander,  schoolmaster,  Kil- 
winning, to  whom  he  left  his  books  and 
a  house  in  Kilwinning ;  John ;  David, 
apprentice  to  Andrew  Hart,  librarian, 
Edinburgh,  12th  May  1613;  Joshua.— 
[Reg.  Assig. ;  Excheq.  Buik ;  Glasg.  Presb. 
Reg. ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Inq.  Reg.  Gen.,  4328, 
4329 ;  Bannatyne  Miscell.,  ii. ;  Ayr  Sas. 
Sec.  Reg.,  iii.,  433 ;  Ker's  Kilwinning,  25.] 

J  DAVID  BARCLAY,  trans,  from  Dum- 
fries about  1605 ;   trans,  to   St  An- 


1605 


drews  in  1614. 


JOHN  GLASFORD,  son  of  Patrick  G., 
1614  kurSess  °f  Cupar-Fife,  and  Margaret 
Lucklaw  ;  M.A.  (St  Andrews  1600) ; 
adm.  in  1614  ;  died  Dec.  1636,  "an  eminent, 
learned,  and  pious  man."  He  marr.  Jean, 
daugh.  of  Robert  Blair  of  Lochwood,  and 
had  issue  —  John,  apprenticed  to  James 
Stevenston,  merchant,  Edinburgh,  6th  July 
1642,  served  heir  to  his  father  in  certain 
lands  in  the  parish  28th  Feb.  1672 ;  Jean ; 
Margaret. — [Glasg.  Presb.  Reg.;  Inq.  Ret. 
Ayr,  577 ;  Fergusson's  Refutat. ;  G.  R. 
Inhib.,  18th  Feb.  1619;  Ayr  Sas.,  iii., 
32,  33.] 

ROBERT  BAILLIE,  M.A.;  formerly 
1631  reSent  in  tne  Umv-  of  Glasgow ; 
pres.  by  Alexander,  Earl  of  Eglin- 
ton ;  adm.  at  Glasgow  25th  May  163]  ; 
was  a  prominent  member  of  the  General 
Assembly  of  1638;  attended  the  army  at 


IRVINE] 


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117 


Duns  Law  June  1639;  app.  to  Tron, 
Glasgow,  and  the  second  Professorship  of 
Divinity  in  Univ.  of  Glasgow  (q.v.)  30th 
Jan.  1640,  but  the  translation  was  not 
carried  out  till  1642. 


1643 


JAMES  FERGUSSON,  of  the  family 
of  Kilkerran  :  M.A.  (Glasgow  1638)  j 
pres.  by  Alexander,  Earl  of  Eglinton  ; 
ord.  June  1643;  died  13th  March  1667, 
aged  46,  "  esteemed  for  his  great  piety  and 
learning  as  a  most  wise,  gracious  and  able 
man."  He  is  said  to  have  refused  a 
bishopric.  He  marr.  Jean  Inglis,  who  died 
4th  Jan.  1687,  and  had  issue — James  ;  Hew  ; 
Mary  (marr.  Robert  Cheislie,  merchant, 
Edinburgh).  Publications  —  Exposition  of 
the  Epistles  to  the  Philippians  and  Colos- 
sians  (Edinburgh,  1656) ;  A  Brief  Exposi- 
tion of  the  Epistles  to  the  Galatians  and 
Ephesians  (Edinburgh,  1659) ;  Exposition 
of  the  Epistle  to  the  Thessalonians  (London 
1674,  Glasgow  1675);  A  Brief  Refutation 
of  the  Errors  of  Toleration,  Erastianism, 
Independency,  and  Separation  (Edinburgh, 
1692).  He  left  in  MS.  An  Essay  on  the 
Singing  of  Psalms,  but  it  was  never  pub- 
lished.— [Edin.  Marr.  Beg. ;  Glasg.  Tests. ; 
Baillie's  Lett. ;  Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii.,  100 ; 
Mem.  of  Eglinton,  ii. ;  Tombst. ;  Diet.  Nat. 
Biog.] 

RALPH  RODGER  [or  ROGERS],  M.A., 
1669  f°rmeily  of  the  High  Church,  Glas- 
gow ;  was  resident  here  11th  March 
1667  ;  had  indulgence  by  Privy  Council  7th 
June  1669,  being  the  first  so  favoured.  He 
was  one  of  those  who  met  at  Paisley,  14th 
Dec.  1670,  with  Archbishop  Leighton,  with 
a  view  to  an  accommodation.  He  was  fined, 
with  others  of  his  indulged  brethren,  in  the 
half  of  his  stipend,  8th  July  1673,  for  not 
observing  the  anniversary  of  the  Restora- 
tion. During  1676  he  preached  for  some 
time  in  Glasgow.  On  the  removal  of  the 
Indulgence,  he  was  imprisoned  in  Edin- 
burgh, 11th  Dec.  1684,  for  refusing  to  give 
a  bond  not  to  exercise  his  ministry  in  any 
part  of  Scotland.  He  returned  to  his 
former  charge,  the  High  Church,  Glasgow, 
in  1687.— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii.,  180.] 


1687 


1688 


ROBERT  BELL,  adm.  1687,  through  the 
influence  of  the  Archbishop  of  Glas- 
gow ;  is  said  to  have  preached  only 
one  day,  and  was  trans,  to  Kilmarnock. 

GEORGE  MELDRUM,  M.A.,  formerly 
min.  of  Aberdeen ;  adm.  before  21st 
March  1688;  trans,  to  Tron  Parish, 
Edinburgh,  11th  Feb.  1692. 

[In  1692  John  Munro,  and  John  Stirling, 
min.  of  Inchinnan,  were  unanimously  called 
by  the  heritors  and  elders  but  both  declined 
acceptance,  and  a  vacancy  of  more  than 
four  years  followed.] 

GEORGE  CHALMERS,  licen.  by  the 
1696    umted  Presb.  of  Stirling  and  Dun- 
blane 6th  May  1695 ;  ord.  2nd  Sept. 
1696;    trans,    to    Principalship   of    King's 
College,  Aberdeen,  22nd  Nov.  1717  (q.v.). 

ALEXANDER  FERGUSSON,  born 
1721  1689,  eldest  son  of  William  F.  of 
Auchenblain,  Sheriff  Depute  of 
Ayrshire ;  M.A.  (Glasgow) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Ayr  31st  March  1718  ;  called  2nd 
Nov.  1720  ;  ord.  14th  March  1721.  Towards 
the  end  of  his  life,  being  unable  through 
age  and  illness  to  perform  his  duties,  he 
was  assisted  by  five  probationers  in  succes- 
sion, to  whom  he  gave  the  whole  stipend. 
He  was  libelled  by  James  Macconnell,  the 
town  drummer  of  Beith,  for  holding  opinions 
known  as  the  "  New  Light,"  but  the  charge 
was  dismissed  8th  Aug.  1769.  He  died  16th 
Feb.  1770.  He  marr.  22nd  July  1725, 
Katherine  (died  2nd  May  1766),  eldest 
daugh.  of  William  Watson,  writer,  Edin- 
burgh, and  had  issue — William,  born  30th 
March  1729,  died  3rd  April  1751.  Publica- 
tions —  A  Warning  against  all  Divisive 
Courses  (1759)  [which  called  forth  An 
Answer  to  the  Warning,  by  David  M'Lerie, 
weaver  in  Paisley,  but  really  by  James 
Elice  or  Alice,  Secession  minister  there] ; 
A  Second  Warning  (1761)  [also  answered 
by  Elice  (1761)]  ;  A  Display  of  the  Act  and 
Testimony  published  by  Mr  Ebenezer 
Erskine  and  his  Associates  (Glasgow,  1761) ; 
"  Letter  from  One  Clergyman  to  Another  " 
(Scots.  Mag.,  xxix.) ;  [Vide  The  Religious 
Establishment  in  Scotland,  A  Tract 
occasioned  by  the  late  persecution  against 


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[PRESB.  OF 


the  Rev.  Alexander  Fergusson  [anon.] 
(London,  1771)  [the  author  was  John 
Mackenzie,  D.D.,  min.  of  Portpatrick]. — 
[Ker's  Kilwinning,  55-83.] 

THOMAS  POLLOCK,  born  1743;  eldest 
l7^n  son  of  James  P.,  Maybole;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Ayr  6th  Feb.  1765  ;  pres.  by  Archibald, 
Earl  of  Eglinton,  7th  April,  and  ord.  20th 
Sept.  1770;  died  4th  May  1798.  He  marr. 
18th  Aug.  1777,  Margaret  (died  at  Irvine 
19th  July  1830),  second  daugh.  of  Alex- 
ander Hamilton  of  Grange  [now  Kerelaw], 
surgeon,  Saltcoats,  and  had  issue — Alex- 
ander Hamilton,  born  1st  July  1778,  died 
4th  June  1787;  Montgomery,  Cornet 
H.E.I.C.S.,  born  31st  May  1780, 'died  1803  ; 
Archibald,  born  Llth  March  1782,  died  26th 
March  1788 ;  Rachel,  born  9th  Dec.  1783, 
died  7th  Jan.  1859 ;  Robert,  Lieut. 
H.E.I.C.S.,  born  7th  Jan.  1786,  died 
1806;  Captain  Alexander,  born  13th  Nov. 
1787,  died  27th  July  1816;  Elizabeth,  born 
27th  May  1789  (marr.,  21st  March  1837, 
Gilbert  Cunningham  of  Carmelbank),  died 
1st  May  1861 ;  Margaret,  born  9th  April 
1791 ;  Hamilla,  born  26th  Dec.  1793,  died 
3rd  Jan.  1847 ;  Annabella,  born  22nd 
March  1795,  died  2nd  Aug.  1845;  and 
probably  George,  merchant,  Paisley.  Pub- 
lication—Account of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's 
Stat.  Ace,  xi.).—  [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM  RITCHIE,  D.D. ;  trans,  from 
Tarbolton ;  pres.  by  Hugh,  Earl  of 
Eglinton,  1st  Aug.,  and   adm.    8th 

Nov.  1798 ;   trans,  to  St  Andrew's  Parish, 

Glasgow,  1st  Oct.  1802. 

JAMES  STEVEN,  born  June  1761,  eldest 
son  of  William  S.,  Kilmarnock ; 
studied  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Paisley  28th  June  1786  ;  assist- 
ant at  Ardrossan ;  called  to  Crown  Court 
Church,  London,  14th  June,  and  ord.  by 
the  Scots  Presb.  there  1st  Nov.  1 787 ; 
was  one  of  the  founders  of  the  London 
Missionary  Society.  He  was  pres.  to  this 
parish  by  Hugh,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  Dec. 
1802 ;  adm.  24th  March  1803 ;  D.D.  (Glas- 
gow, April  1817) ;  died  of  apoplexy,  15th 
Feb.  1824,  "having  preached  that  day  in 


his  usual  eloquent  manner."  He  was  the 
subject  of  Burns's  satirical  verses  entitled 
"The  Calf,"  the  poet  having  heard  him 
preach  at  Mauchline  in  1786.  He  marr. 
(1)  3rd  Sept.  1788,  Margaret  Corse,  Paisley 
(died  30th  Oct.  1791),  and  had  issue- 
William,  born  llth  Oct.  1789,  died  a 
student,  5th  May  1808 ;  Margaret,  born 
16th  April  1791,  died  15th  April  1820  :  (2) 
2nd  Dec.  1795,  Barbara  (died  llth  April 
1825,  aged  66),  daugh.  of  Charles  Banna- 
tyne,  min.  of  Irvine,  and  widow  of  John 
Mutrie,  min.  of  Kilmarnock,  and  had  issue 
— James,  writer,  Glasgow,  born  26th  Sept. 
1796,  died  9th  Feb.  1849 ;  Charles  Banna- 
tyne,  min.  of  Stewarton,  born  14th  Oct. 
1798  ;  Barbara,  born  7th  March  1802  (marr. 
27th  April  1836,  Captain  James  Patrick  of 
Drambuie,  factor  to  the  Marchioness  of 
Hastings);  John,  H.E.I.C.S.,  born  24th 
March  1804,  died  at  Bombay,  May  1832. 
Publications  —  The  Unrivalled  Felicity  of 
the  British  Empire  (London,  1802) ;  Two 
other  Sermons  (London,  1796-1811). — 
[Tonibst.  ;  Wilson's  Diss.  Church,  iv. ; 
Wallace's  Burns,  i.  397,  iii.  178 ;  Ker's 
Kilwinning,  98-119.] 

GEORGE    COLVILLE,    pres.    by    the 
1824     trustees  of  Archibald  William,  Earl 
of   Eglinton,    May,    and    ord.    23rd 
Sept.  1824;  trans,  to  Beith  7th  July  1831. 

ARCHIBALD    BLAIR     CAMPBELL, 

1831      b°rn    14th   N°V>    18°2'    thir(i    SOn    °f 
Thomas  O,  D.D.,  min.  of  Ancrum ; 

educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Jedburgh  8th  June  1825 ;  ord. 
(assistant  and  successor)  to  Port  Patrick 
3rd  April  1828  ;  pres.  by  trustees  of  Archi- 
bald William,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  July,  and 
adm.  22nd  Sept.  1831 ;  D.D.  (St  Andrews 
1844) ;  died  at  Kelton  Manse,  Castle 
Douglas,  unmarr.,  7th  March  1879.  Pub- 
lication— Account  of  the  Parish  {Neiv  Stat. 
Ace,  v.). 

JOHN    SI  ME,    pres.    by    Archibald 
William,     Earl     of     Eglinton     and 
Winton,  3rd  Nov.  1863;  ord.  (assist- 
ant and  successor)  20th  Jan.  1864 ;  trans, 
to  Dundonald  17th  May  1866. 


IRVINE] 


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119 


WILLIAM  LEE  KER,  born  Peebles, 
6  29th  Sept.  1834,  son  of  James  K., 
bailie,  and  Jane  Lee;  educated  at 
Peebles  Burgh  School  and  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  M.A.  (1861);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Peebles  20th  July  1864 ;  assistant  at  Kirk- 
hope  and  Stow;  pres.  by  Archibald 
William,  Earl  of  Eglinton  and  Winton, 
20th  May,  and  ord.  (assistant  and  suc- 
cessor) 16th  Aug.  1866;  died  12th  May 
1902.  He  marr.  19th  Jan.  1875,  Janet, 
daugh.  of  Findley  Caldwell,  and  had  issue 
—Janet  Latta,  born  4th  May  1876,  died 
12th  May  1881 ;  James  Campbell,  B.A. 
(Cantab.),  Indian  Civil  Service,  born  2nd 
Jan.  1878  ;  Jane  Lee,  born  12th  May  1879  ; 
Alice  Caldwell,  born  18th  Aug.  1881,  died 
9th  March  1882 ;  Ada  Lee,  born  24th  Jan. 
1883  (marr.  21st  Oct.  1913,  Dr  Campbell 
Kay  Stevenson);  Findley  Caldwell,  C.A., 
Glasgow,  born  6th  May  1884;  Gertrude 
Lee,  born  11th  Nov.  1885  (marr.  2nd  Oct. 
1911,  Edgar  Campbell  Russell,  B.A.).  Pub- 
lications—  Kihvinning  Abbey  (Ardrossan, 
1885);  Mother  Lodge,  Kihvinning  (Paisley, 
1896);  Short  Studies  on  the  Epistle  to  the 
Philippians  (Edinburgh,  1900) ;  History  of 
Kilwinning  (Kilwinning,  1900). 

ARCHIBALD    HUNTER,   born    Lam- 
.  lash,  16th  Aug.  1871,  son  of  Archibald 

H.  and  Janet  M'Bride ;  educated  at 
Lamlash  School  and  Glasgow  Univ. ;  M.A. 
(1895),  B.D.  (1898);  missionary  at  Drum- 
chapel  in  1896  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Kintyre 
27th  April  1898;  ord.  to  West  Cambus- 
lang  20th  April  1899 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
8th  Jan.  1903.  Marr.  12th  May  1903, 
Crissie,  daugh.  of  Thomas  MacNeish  and 
Mary  Swan,  Lamlash,  and  has  issue — 
Crissie  Swan,  born  28th  March  1904; 
Archibald  M'Bride,  born  16th  Jan.  1906; 
Janet  Winning,  born  19th  March  1907. 


LOUDOUN 

[The  church  of  Loudoun  belonged  to  the 
Abbey  of  Kilwinning.  In  1738  the  parish 
church  was  transferred  to  a  site  at  New- 
milns.  The  ruins  of  the  old  church,  stand- 
ing in  the  churchyard  at  Loudoun,  contain 


the  burial-place  of  the  Earls  of  Loudoun. 
A  spring  at  Loudoun  was  long  held  in 
honour  as  Our  Lady's  Well.  At  Newmilns 
a  fair  was  held  on  St  Denys'  Day,  9th 
October.] 

RANKEN    DAVIDSON,    exhorter    in 
1567     1567. 

ROBERT  WILKIE,  min.  in  1574,  with 
Kilmarnock   and  Riccarton  also  in 
his     charge ;     continued     in     1580, 
when  he  was  also  min.  of  Kilmarnock. 

JAMES     LANDES     or    LANDLESS, 
M.A.  (Glasgow  1588);  min.  in  1594. 


1574 


1594 


— [Beg.  Assig.] 


1597 


JAMES  GREIG,  son  of  James  G.,  min. 
of  Colmonell ;  adm.  about  1597  ;  for 
approving  of  the  proceedings  of  the 
Assembly  at  Aberdeen  in  1605,  was  im- 
prisoned in  Dunbarton  Castle  3rd  Oct. 
1605.  On  24th  of  that  month  he,  with 
the  other  imprisoned  mins.,  declined  the 
jurisdiction  of  the  Privy  Council  on  such 
a  question.  On  24th  Oct.  1606  he  was 
ordered  to  confine  himself  within  the 
bounds  of  Caithness.  On  his  submission 
and  expression  of  regret  he  was  liberated 
2nd  July  1607  ;  still  min.  20th  July  1635. 
He  marr.  Helen  Wilkie,  and  had  issue — 
John,  min.  of  Carrickfergus  (1646-49)  and 
Newtonards  in  Ireland  (1650-61),  died  20th 
July  1670;  Margaret  (marr.  John  Reid, 
younger,  of  Ballochmyle) ;  Isabella  (marr., 
cont.  5th,  12th,  and  13th  Feb.  1628, 
Matthew  Campbell  of  Barcreochill). — [Beg. 
Assig. ;  Stranraer  Presb.  Beg. ;  Livingston's 
Charac. ;  Reid's  Ireland,  ii.,  403  ;  Melville's 
Autob.;  Calderwood's  Hist.,  ii.,  94;  P.  C. 
Beg.,  1st  ser.,  vii., passim;  Ayr  Sas.  ii.  504, 
iii.  193,  v.  8,  viii.  49 ;  The  Clan  Campbell, 
v.,  60.] 

JOHN  NEAVE  or  NEVAY,  nephew  of 
Andrew  Cant,  min.  of  Aberdeen ; 
M.A.  (King's  College,  Aberdeen, 
1626);  was  tutor  to  George,  Master  of 
Ramsay ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dalkeith  14th 
Oct.  1630  on  the  recommendation  of  that 
of  Alford,  but  left  its  bounds  a  fortnight 
after ;  adm.  about  1637 ;  app.  in  1647  a 
member  of  committee  to  revise  the  Psalter. 
He   was    present  at   Mauchline   Moor    in 


1637 


120 


LOUDOUN 


[PRESB.  OF 


opposition  to  the  royal  army  June  1648, 
but  was  pardoned  by  Parliament  16th  Jan. 
1649 ;  was  app.  a  commissioner  by  Parlia- 
ment for  visiting  the  Univ.  of  Aberdeen 
31st  July  1649 ;  was  active  in  raising  the 
western  army  in  1650,  and  in  1651  a 
prominent  supporter  of  the  Protesters.  In 
1654  he  was  named  by  the  Council  of 
England  on  a  committee  for  authorising 
admissions  to  the  ministry  in  the  province 
of  Glasgow  and  Ayr.  On  23rd  Dec.  1662 
he  was  banished  by  the  Privy  Council 
from  His  Majesty's  dominions  and  went 
to  Holland,  where  he  died  in  1672,  aged 
about  66.  He  was  a  man  of  great  zeal 
though  somewhat  violent  and  did  not 
object  to  the  execution  of  the  Macdonald 
prisoners  taken  at  Dunaverty.  He  marr. 
Ann  Sharp,  widow  of  Robert  Halyburton, 
merchant,  Edinburgh ;  she  survived  him, 
and  had  issue — a  son.  Publications — The 
Nature,  Properties,  Blessings,  and  Saving 
Graces  of  the  Covenant  of  Grace  (Glasgow, 
1748) ;  Latin  Stanzas  on  Isaiah  ii.  1-5 
(Vuftien  Predicatien,  door  Jac.  Borstius 
(Utrecht,  1696).— [Rutherfurd's  and  Baillie's 
Letts.;  Wodrow's  Hist.,  317,  318-;  Acts  of 
Ass. ;  Acts  of  Pari.,  vi.,  vii. ;  Nicoll's  and 
Brodie's  Diaries ;  Steven's  Scott.  Church, 
Rotterdam,  36,  51,  54,  75  ;  Reg.  of  Deeds, 
Mack.,  viii.,  345 ;  Diet.  Nat.  Biog. ;  High- 
land Papers,  ii.  (Scott.  Hist.  Socy.);  Lang's 
Hist,  of  Scotland,  iii.,  181,  247  ;  Mathie- 
son's  Politics  and  Religion,  ii.,  71.] 

WILLIAM  HUME,  pres.  to  Edrom 
22nd  May  1648 ;  trans,  to  Ellem  in 
1664  1652;  adm.  to  Ayton  after  17th 
March  1653;  trans,  and  adm.  13th  Oct. 
1664 ;  died  Feb.  1666.  He  marr.  Anna 
Hume,  who  survived  him,  and  had  issue — 
Patrick ;  Thomas ;  two  other  children, 
who  received  six  shillings  from  the  Kirk- 
session  of  Logie-Murdoch  [Fife],  1st  March 
1672.  —  [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Edin.  Sas.,  xviii., 
125  ;  Logie  Sess.  Reg.] 

HUGH  CAMPBELL,  M.A.,  formerly  of 

Muirkirk ;    probably  indulged    here 

1  in  1673.     He  had  issue — Anna,  who 

had  sasine  of  lands  in  the  parish  of  Dalserf 

1st  Nov.  1673. — [Par.  Reg.  Sas.,  Lanark.] 


1674 


ANTHONY  SHAW,  M.A.  (Edinburgh, 
17th  April  1639);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Stranraer  12th  March  1645 ;  ord. 
min.  of  a  Presbyterian  congregation  at 
Belfast  Sept.  1646 ;  adm.  to  Colmonell 
Jan.  1650,  but  deprived  by  Act  of  Parlia- 
ment 11th  June  and  Decreet  of  Privy 
Council  1st  Oct.  1662 ;  granted  indulgence 
at  Paisley  3rd  Sept.  1672 ;  trans,  here  about 
1674  ;  summoned  before  Court  of  Justiciary 
2nd  Aug.  1683,  and  imprisoned,  but  liber- 
ated after  a  week's  confinement.  He  dem., 
and  had  his  indulgence  declared  void  by 
the  Privy  Council  10th  Jan.  1684,  but  was 
again  imprisoned  for  refusing  to  find 
caution  to  desist  from  preaching  in  future. 
Being  old  and  infirm  he  was  released  on 
22nd  Jan.,  caution  having  been  found.  He 
died  before  20th  Sept.  1687,  aged  about 
68.  He  marr.  (1)  Agnes,  sister  of  Fergus 
M'Cubbin  of  Knockdolian,  and  had  issue — 
Fergus,  served  heir  to  his  father  20th  Sept. 
1687 ;  Margaret  (marr.  Yuil) :  (2)  Janet 
Taylor  or  Tillour  (buried  at  Glasgow  13th 
Jan.  1699),  a  lady  "eminent  for  piety, 
skill  in  physic,  and  long  experience,  who 
died  aged  over  70."— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  iii. 
470,  iv.  37 ;  Inq.  Ret.  Gen.,  6870 ;  Reg. 
Mag.  Sig.,  5th  March  1662 ;  Ayr  Sas.,  ix., 
346  ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Reid's  Ireland,  ii.,  124  ; 
P.  C.  Reg.,  3rd  ser.,  viii.,  346.] 

JOHN  CAMPBELL,  ord.  Cairncastle, 
Ireland,  2nd  May  1677;  adm.  here 
before  8th  Oct.  1685  ;  dem.  in  1689  ; 
was  received  into  communion  by  the  Presb. 
7th  Jan.  1690,  and  returned  to  his  former 
charge.  He  had  calls  from  Largs  but  con- 
tinued at  Cairncastle  till  1714  when  he  went 
to  Scotland.  He  marr.  Agnes  Cunningham, 
and  had  issue.— [Hist,  of  Presb.  Congr.  in 
Ireland,  74  ;  Reid's  Ireland,  ii.,  520.] 

HUGH  FAWSYDE,  son  of  Hugh  F., 
merchant  burgess,  Glasgow  ;  studied 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Glasgow  17th  April,  and  ord.  26th 
Sept.  1695;  died  10th  Jan.  1752.  He 
marr.  (1)  31st  Jan.  1701,  Lilias,  only  daugh. 
of  James  Weir,  surgeon,  Glasgow,  and  had 
issue — James  ;  Christian  (marr.  Nov.  1 730, 
John  Campbell,  min.  of  Galston) ;  Lilias, 
died  28th  Aug.  1750 :  (2)  Margaret  Hamil- 


1695 


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121 


ton,  and  had  issue  —  Elizabeth.  —  [Glasg. 
Marr.  Reg. ;  Lanark  Sas.,  xiv.,  85 ;  Ayr 
Sheriff- Court  Books,  26th  July  1745; 
G.  R.  Sas.,  26th  Dec.  1716.] 

ANDREW  ROSS,  pres.  by  John,  Earl 
of  Loudoun,    4th    July   1752 ;    ord. 
27th  Sept.  1753 ;  trans,  to  Inch  21st 
Oct.  1762. 


1753 


1763 


GEORGE  LAWRIE,  youngest  son  of 
James  L.,  min.  of  Kirkmichael ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  25th  Nov. 
1756  ;  pres.  by  the  Commissioners  for  John, 
Earl  of  Loudoun,  31st  March  and  4th  April, 
and  ord.  28th  Sept.  1763 ;  D.D.  (Glasgow, 
19th  Jan.  1791);  died  17th  Oct.  1799,  aged 
77.  Dr  Lawrie  was  intimate  with  Robert 
Burns,  and  it  was  his  influence  that  changed 
the  poet's  plans  when  he  bad  already 
taken  his  passage  as  an  emigrant  for  the 
West  Indies.  Ere  setting  out  he  went  to 
pay  a  parting  visit  to  the  old  manse  of 
Loudoun.  His  brother  Gilbert  has  recorded 
that  it  was  then  that  Burns  first  heard  the 
spinet  played  and  danced  to  its  music 
with  his  host  and  hostess  and  their 
children.  On  going  away  next  morning 
he  left  in  his  bedroom  the  well-known 
Verses  addressed  to  the  Almighty  on  behalf 
of  this  min.  and  his  family.  L.  marr.  21st 
Nov.  1764,  Mary  (died  at  Glasgow  23rd 
Jan.  1818,  aged  88),  daugh.  of  Archibald 
Campbell,  D.D.,  Professor  of  Divinity, 
Univ.  of  St  Andrews,  and  had  issue — 
James,  born  30th  Sept.,  and  died  28th 
Nov.  1765;  Christina,  born  11th  Nov. 
1766  (marr.  19th  April  1787,  Alexander 
Wilson,  bookseller,  Glasgow) ;  Ann  (twin), 
born  11th  Nov.  1766  (marr.  George  Gordon, 
min.  of  Sorn) ;  Archibald,  his  successor  in 
the  parish ;  Mary  (twin),  born  30th  May 
1768 ;  Louisa,  born  31st  Oct.  1769 ;  Eliza- 
beth, born  3rd  Nov.  1772,  died  1st  Oct. 
1773.  Publication — Account  of  the  Parish 
(Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace.  iii.). — [Wallace's  Burns, 
i.  412,  443,  ii.  42,  187.] 

ARCHIBALD  LAWRIE  of  Hillhouse, 
born  30th  May  1768,  son  of  preced- 
ing ;    educated   at   Univ.    of    Edin- 
burgh ;    licen.   by    Presb.  of    Irvine    18th 


Jan.  1791 ;  pres.  by  Flora,  Countess  of 
Loudoun,  and  her  tutors  22nd  and  29th 
April  and  21st  May,  and  ord.  (assistant  and 
successor)  1st  Aug.  1793;  D.D.  (Glasgow, 
14th  March  1816)  ;  died  5th  May  1837.  He 
marr.  (1)  2nd  April  1794,  Anne  M'Kitterick 
Adair,  who  died  12th  Feb.  1822,  and  had 
issue — Anne  Baxter,  born  14th  April  1795  ; 
George  James,  D.D.,  min.  of  Monkton ; 
Mary,  born  18th  May  1798,  died  14th  April 
1813;  Christina  Wilson,  born  16th  July 
1799  (marr.  5th  Sept.  1820,  Robert  Balfour 
Graham,  D.D.,  min.  of  North  Berwick) ; 
James  Adair,  M.D.,  Professor  of  Surgery, 
Glasgow  Univ.,  born  25th  June  1801,  died 
23rd  Nov.  1859;  Harriet,  born  25th  Aug. 
1802  (marr.  James  Dalmahoy,  surgeon, 
H.E.I.C.S.) ;  Barbara  Adair,  born  3rd  Nov. 
1803 ;  Francis  Rawdon  Hastings,  major  in 
army,  born  21st  Dec.  1804 ;  Louisa  Camp- 
bell, born  3rd  April  1806  ;  Frances  Wallace, 
born  10th  Aug.  1807 ;  Harrietta  Liston, 
born  26th  Feb.  1809  (marr.  Feb.  1842, 
Francis  Valentine  Woodhouse  of  the  Inner 
Temple,  London) ;  Archibald,  born  8th 
Sept.  1810,  died  17th  May  1811:  (2)  12th 
Jan.  1832,  Mary  (died  s.p.  26th  Jan. 
1863),  second  daugh.  of  John  Howison  of 
Holmfoot. 


NORMAN  MACLEOD,  pres.  by  the 
Commissioner  for  George,  Marquess 
of   Hastings,    Oct.   1837;    ord.  15th 

March  1838  ;  trans,  to  Dalkeith  15th  Dec. 

1843. 


1838 


1845 


JAMES  ALLAN,  born  1804,  third  son 
of  John  A.,  farmer,  Lesmahagow ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  pres. 
by  the  Presb.  jure  devoluio  12th  Sept.,  and 
call  sustained  1st  Oct.  1844,  but  objections 
having  been  taken,  the  Presb.  resolved  not 
to  proceed,  a  decision  which  was  reversed 
by  the  General  Assembly ;  ord.  4th  July 
1845;  died  1st  June  1864.  He  marr.  8th 
July  1839,  Lucy  (died  16th  Nov.  1882), 
daugh.  of  James  Davidson,  Alloa,  and  had 
issue  —  James,  chemical  broker,  Glasgow, 
born  2nd  Sept.  1840  ;  William  Davidson, 
born  31st  Jan.  1842,  died  17th  May  1860; 
Lucy  Isabella,  born  8th  July  1843;  Jane 
Templeton,  born  22nd  Dec.  1844,  died  10th 
Nov.  1848;   Daniel,   born   7th   June   1846, 


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[PRESB.  OF 


1891 


died  11th  Nov.  1848;  John,  born  26th 
Sept.  1847;  Marion,  born  3rd  June  1850, 
died  2nd  Oct.  1861. 

JOHN  ROBERTSON,  born  1823,  son  of 
1865  J°nn  R->  merchant,  Glasgow ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  pres. 
by  Henry,  Marquess  of  Hastings,  Aug. 
1864;  ord.  5th  Jan.  1865;  died  unmarr. 
11th  Feb.  1896.  Publication  —  Sermon 
(Newmilns,  1892). 

HAMILTON  MOORE,  born  Connor, 
Ireland,  12th  June  1856,  son  of  John 
Hamilton  M.,  D.D.,  and  Eleanor 
Allen  ;  educated  at  Royal  Academical  In- 
stitution and  Queen's  Univ.,  Ireland  ;  B.A. 
(1878),  M.A.  (1879);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Ballymeria;  ord.  to  Glenwherry,  Ireland,  1st 
Nov.  1881 ;  adm.  by  General  Assembly  as 
an  ordained  min.  in  1886 ;  assistant  at  St 
Stephen's,  Edinburgh ;  adm.  (assistant  and 
successor)  8th  Oct.  1891.  Marr.  6th  Sept. 
1883,  Annie  Kinnear,  daugh.  of  John 
Stephen,  shipowner  and  agriculturist,  Com- 
mieston,  Kincardineshire,  and  has  issue — 
John  Hamilton,  born  26th  June,  and  died 
11th  Sept.  1884;  Eleanor  Allen,  born  26th 
July  1885  ;  Hamilton,  born  25th  Aug.  1887, 
died  11th  Feb.  1888  ;  Frederick  James,  born 
25th  Jan.  1889 ;  Norman  Denis,  born  24th 
Dec.  1890;  Hamilton  Stephen,  born  25th 
Jan.  1893  ;  Annie  Stephen,  born  14th  April 
1895;  William  David,  born  22nd  June  1898. 


STEVENSTON. 

[The  vicarage  of  Stevenston  belonged  to 
the  Abbey  of  Kilwinning.  The  church  was 
dedicated  to  St  Monach.  A  fair  was  held 
annually  at  Stevenston  on  St  Monach 's  Day, 
30th  October.  The  parish  church  was 
rebuilt  in  1833.  There  is  a  mission  chapel 
within  the  bounds  at  Ardeer.] 

STEPHEN     WILKINSON,     vicar     in 
1560     1547;   believed    to   have  held  office 
in  the  Reformed  Church  in  1560. 

JAMES  WALKER,  probably  pre-Refor- 
6„     mation    vicar    and    who    had    con- 
formed ;    was    a    member    of    As- 
sembly 29th  June  1562;  died  before  28th 


1569 


July   1569.— [Boolce  of  the  Kirk;   Keith's 
Hist. :  Reg.  Min.'] 

ARCHIBALD  CRAUFURD,  adm.  to 
Kilmaurs  in  1567 ;  entered  at  Bel- 
tein  ;  pres.  by  JameB  VI.  28th  July 
1569  ;  Dairy  and  Kilbirnie  also  were  under 
his  care  in  1574;  mentioned  as  min.  in 
1580 ;   returned  about  1585. — [Beg.  Min.] 

PATRICK     WALKINSHAW,     a 
1581     member   of   Assembly    April    1581 ; 
trans,  to  Kilmaronock  in  1583. 

ARCHIBALD      CRAUFURD,     above 
1585     mentioned,   returned  ;   still   min.   in 
1601,  and   dem.  before   1603— [Reg. 
Assig.] 

ALEXANDER      CAMPBELL,       M.A. 

,.„  (Glasgow  1585);  adm.  to  Ardrossan 
in  1591  ;  trans,  before  1603 ;  set  a 
lease  of  the  teinds  in  1606 ;  was  called 
before  the  Privy  Council  with  four  others, 
15th  Feb.  1610,  for  intercommuning  with 
his  brother-german  John  C,  a  Capuchin 
friar,  alias  "Father  Chrisostome,  ane 
knowne  trafficquing  priest " ;  dem.  before 
28th  Jan.  1613;  died  6th  Sept.  1615,  aged 
about  50.  He  marr.  Elizabeth  Smetoune 
(who  survived  him,  and  marr.  (2)  Aug. 
1616,  Thomas  Boyd  of  Carncogie,  Provost 
of  Irvine),  and  had  issue  —  Alexander ; 
Hew ;  Janet  (marr.  (1)  1621,  James 
Bryding  (2)  John  Peebles,  younger,  of 
Pethirland,  Antrim,  which  marriage  was 
annulled  in  1632) ;  Margaret ;  Marion ; 
Annabell. — [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Prot.  Book  of 
Robert  Brown;  Ayr  and  Wigtown  Arch. 
Socy.  vii.  190,  viii.  35  ;  The  Clan  Campbell, 
v.,  78.] 

JOHN  BELL,  M.A.  (Edinburgh,  27th 
1613  ^U^  !609);  m^n-  at  Percetoun  before 
1613;  coll.  28th  Jan.  1613;  pres.  to 
the  Vicarage  Pensionary  by  James  VI. 
10th  Dec.  1613;  died  in  1641,  aged  about 
52.  He  marr.,  and  had  a  son — John,  his 
successor. — [Baillie's  Lett. ;  Tombst. ;  Acts 
of  Pari.,  v. ;  Glasg.  Tests.] 

JOHN  BELL,  son  of  preceding;  M.A. 

1641     (Glasgow   1632) ;   adm.   to   Glasford 

1st  Jan.  1640 ;  trans,  in  1641 ;  died 

Oct.   1665,  aged   about   54.     He  marr.  (1) 


IRVINE] 


STEVENSTON 


123 


Jean  Balcanquhall,  who  died  Sept.  1652  : 
(2)  cont.  13th  Oct.  1662,  Janet,  daugh.  of 
Thomas  Craigingelt,  servitor  to  the 
Countess  of  Eglinton,  who  survived  him 
and  marr.  (2)  Kalph  Rodger,  min.  of  Kil- 
winning. (On  a  piece  of  oak  behind  the 
manse  pew  are  the  initials  of  B.  and  his 
first  wife,  "M.  [Mr]  I.  B.,  I.  B.  1641.")— 
[Glasg.  Tests. ;  Baillie's  Lett. ;  Tombst.] 

JOHN  CRAMOND,  M.A.  (King's 
1668  Colle?e»  Aberdeen,  17th  July  1662) ; 
called  20th  May,  inst.  19th  Oct.  1668  ; 
remained  till  about  1680. — [Glasg.  Comm. 
Decreets,  2nd  Nov.  1669,  28th  Dec.  1679; 
Bail.  Cunn.  Deeds,  28th  May  1675.] 

DAVID  MITCHELL,  M.A. ;  inst.  before 
,QO,      1st  June  1681  :   trans,  to  Greenock 

lbol  ,     _  _ 

26th  May  1683. 

JOHN  KEITH,  M.A.  (Marischal  College, 
1688  Aberdeen,  1673) ;  mentioned  as  min. 
1st  Sept.  1688 ;  probably  outed  in 
the  following  year ;  he  applied  +o  the  Presb. 
of  Aberdeen  to  be  received  into  communion, 
but  was  refused  ;  on  a  vacancy  at  Old  Deer 
in  1710,  he  intruded ;  was  dep.  by  the 
Synod  of  Aberdeen  3rd  April  1711 ;  died 
at  Chancery  Lane,  London,  Aug.  1735,  aged 
86. — [Aberdeen  Synod  ;  Inq.  Ret.  de  Tut.,  iv.] 

ROBERT  STIRLING,  born  1635,  son  of 
Alexander  S.,  Stewarton ;  M.A. 
(Glasgow  1654) ;  min.  of  Derry- 
Keichan  or  Dervock  in  Ireland ;  adm.  in 
1689 ;  was  recalled  to  his  former  charge  in 
1695 ;  died  1699.  He  marr.  Marian  Camp- 
bell, and  had  issue — Thomas,  min.  at 
Dervock,  ord.  22nd  June  1703;  died  20th 
Nov.  1718.  —  [Wodrow's  Anal.;  Reid's 
Ireland,  ii.,  520. 

WILLIAM  REID,  called  10th  April 
17oo  1700 ;  ord.  soon  afterwards ;  died 
26th  Nov.  1742.  He  marr.  23rd 
Oct.  1702,  Sarah  (died  1735),  daugh.  of 
Thomas  Bogle  of  Bogleshole,  and  had  issue 
— Alexander ;  Mary  ;  William  ;  Anna  ; 
Thomas,  merchant,  Saltcoats ;  John  of 
Seabank  (marr.  Anna,  daugh.  of  Robert 
Cunningham  of  Auchinharvie) ;  Alexander ; 
Robert,  apprentice  to  a  W.S.  in  1734. — 
[Tombst] 


1689 


ROBERT  FINDLAY,  called  29th  March, 
1744     and  ord.  23rd  Aug.   1744 ;   trans,  to 
Galston  6th  June  1745. 

THOMAS  M'KINDLAY,  son  of  Patrick 
1746  ^''  *n  Par*sh  °f  Kilmaronock,  Dun- 
bartonshire ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  became  tutor  in  the  family  of 
Sir  Michael  Stewart  of  Blackhall,  Bart. ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunoon  9th  July,  and 
called  17th  Oct.  1745;  ord.  24th  April 
1746 ;  died  2nd  May  1758.  He  marr.  4th 
Dec.  1751,  Jean  Dickie,  who  died  16th  July 
1824,  aged  93,  and  had  issue — Jean,  born 
27th  Nov.  1752  ;  John,  merchant,  Montrose, 
born  31st  March  1754.— [Tombst.] 

JAMES  WODROW,  born  21st  March 
175  1730,  ninth  son  of  Robert  W.,  min. 
of  Eastwood ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow,  where  he  was  librarian  1750-5  ; 
M.A.  (1750) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  28th 
Feb.  1753 ;  ord.  to  Dunlop  1st  Sept.  1757 ; 
called  7th  June,  trans,  and  adm.  18th  Oct. 
1759;  D.D.  (Glasgow,  1786);  died  17£hDec. 
1810.  He  marr.  30th  April  1759,  Louisa, 
daugh.  of  Gavin  Hamilton,  bookseller, 
Edinburgh,  and  had  issue — Robert,  born 
11th  Jan.  1761,  died  7th  April  1762  ;  Gavin, 
M.A.  (Glasgow,  1781),  student  of  divinity, 
born  19th  Dec.  1761,  died  29th  May  1781 ; 
Helen,  born  23rd  June  1763  ;  Patrick,  born 
2nd  Sept.  1765,  died  while  a  student,  30th 
Aug.  1781 ;  Margaret,  born  20th  May 
1767;  died  4th  March  1845;  William. 
Publications  —  The  Measures  of  Divine 
Providence  towards  Men  and  Nations 
suitable  to  their  Behaviour,  two  sermons 
(Edinburgh,  1794) ;  Account  of  the  Life 
and  Lectures  of  William  Leechman,  D.D. 
(Leechman's  Sermons  i.) ;  Account  of  the 
Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  vii.). — [Wod- 
row's Mem.] 

DAVID  LANDSBOROUGH,  born 
Dairy,  Galloway,  11th  Aug.  1779 ; 
son  of  John  M'Landsborough  and 
Isabel  Hugan ;  educated  at  Dumfries 
Academy  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  tutor 
in  the  family  of  Sir  William  Miller  of 
Glenlee,  Bart. ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edin- 
burgh 24th  Feb.  1808 ;  pres.  by  Alexander 
Hamilton  of  Grange  in  May,  and  ord.  26tb 


124 


STEVENSTON— STEWARTON 


[PRESB.  OF 


Sept.  1811.  Joined  the  Free  Church  in 
1843;  F.C.  rain,  of  Saltcoats,  1843-54; 
D.D.  (U.S.A.  1849);  died  of  cholera  12th 
Sept.  1854.  He  was  an  Associate  of  the 
Linnaean  Society,  an  authority  on  sea- 
weeds, and  is  said  to  have  discovered 
nearly  seventy  species  of  plants  and 
animals  new  to  Scotland.  He  has  been 
termed  "The  Gilbert  White  of  Scotland." 
He  marr.  18th  March  1817,  Margaret  (died 
9th  Nov.  1834,  aged  37),  daugh.  of  James 
M'Leish,  shipowner,  Port  Glasgow,  and 
had  issue  — John,  born  10th  July  1818; 
James,  born  27th  Nov.  1820,  died  at  Port- 
Denison,  Queensland,  7th  Jan.  1866 ; 
Margaret  Kerr,  born  20th  Aug.  1822  (marr. 
10th  Oct.  1848,  Robert  Mackenzie  Stark, 
seed  merchant,  Edinburgh);  William, 
Australian  explorer,  born  21st  Feb.  1825, 
died  at  Lochlamborough,  near  Brisbane, 
May  1886 ;  David,  LL.D.  min.  of  Grange 
U.F.  Church,  Kilmarnock,  born  19th  Dec. 
1826,  died  22nd  Nov.  1912 ;  Isabella,  born 
28th  May  1828  (marr.  Arthur  Thomson, 
min.  of  the  Free  Church,  Yester,  and  was 
mother  of  John  Arthur  T.,  LL.D.,  the 
biologist);  Janet,  born  20th  Aug.  1834 
(marr.  21st  Jan.  1856,  James  Stoddart 
Porteous,  California).  Publications  — 
Arran,  a  poem  (Edinburgh,  1828); 
Natural  History  of  Arran ;  Ayrshire 
Sketches  (1839);  Excursions  to  Arran, 
Ailsa  Craig,  and  the  Two  Cumbraes 
(1847;  2nd  ser.,  1852;  2nd  ed.,  with 
memoir,  1875);  A  Popular  History  of 
British  Zoophytes  (1852);  A  Popular 
History  of  British  Seaweeds  (London, 
1849,  3rd  ed.,  1857);  Biographical  Notice 
of  Rev.  John  Hendry;  Account  of  the 
Parish  (Nezo  Stat.  Ace,  v.).—[Tombst.; 
Story's  Mem. ;  Our  Galloway  Ancestors, 
43-49;   Diet.  Nat.  Biog.] 


1843 


JAMES  CRUICKSHANK,  born  Peter- 
head, son  of  John  C.  and  Henrietta 
Hay ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  St  An- 
drews ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Forfar ;  ord.  to 
Manor  12th  Sept.  1833 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
22nd  Sept.  1843,  died  17th  Oct.  1880.  He 
marr.  3rd  July  1839,  Janet  Ann  Elizabeth 
(born  6th  Sept.  1807,  died  16th  June 
1877),  daugh.  of  James  Burnett  of  Barns, 


Peeblesshire,  and  had  issue  —  Henrietta 
Hay,  born  24th  June  1840,  died  8th  Oct. 
1850;  Christian  Catherine,  born  13th  May 
1844  (marr.  14th  April  1869,  James  Smith, 
LL.D.,  min.  of  Newhills) ;  James  Burnett, 
born  26th  Dec.  1845,  died  in  Ceylon,  21st 
Jan.  1877;  John  Robert  Lee,  born  18th 
Aug.  1848,  died  in  British  Guiana,  14th 
May  1901.  Publication — Account  of  the 
Parish  of  Manor  (New  Stat.  Ace,  iii.). — 
[The  Burnetts  of  Barns.] 

JOHN    FRASER    GRAHAME,    M.A., 
187r_     B.D. ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor) 
16th   May  1877 ;   trans,   to  Belmont 
Chapel,  Glasgow,  17th  Feb.  1886. 

ROBERT  JOSEPH  KYD,  son  of  David 
1886  ^'5  Dundee,  and  Margaret  Anderson  ; 
educated  at  Evangelical  Union 
Theological  Hall,  1876 ;  min.  of  the  Evan- 
gelical Union  Church  at  Airdrie  and  West- 
hill,  Aberdeenshire  ;  adm.  as  a  licentiate  by 
General  Assembly  in  1885 ;  assistant  at 
Dairy  in  1885  ;  ord.  9th  Nov.  1886.  Marr. 
22nd  Nov.  1886,  Mary  Georgina  (died  14th 
June  1902),  daugh.  of  George  Forrest, 
Falkirk,  and  has  issue  —  Robert ;  Mary 
Winifred,  died  1st  Feb.  1909:  (2)  2nd 
June  1914,  Susan  Frances  Rea,  widow  of 
Dr  Alister,  Ibrox. 

STEWARTON. 

[The  vicarage  of  Stewarton  belonged  to 
the  Abbey  of  Kilwinning.  At  the  Chapel- 
toun  of  Lainshaw  in  the  parish  there  was 
a  chapel  of  St  Mary.  The  church  of 
Stewarton  was  rebuilt  in  1696.] 

JAMES  LUMMISDAILL  [LUMS- 
1567    DEN],  reader  in  1567. 

ALEXANDER  HENDERSON,  exhorter 
1572    at  Lammas  1572. 

WILLIAM  MONTGOMERIE,  elder, 
1574  rea<^er5  1574-88 ;  called  to  St 
Cuthbert's,  Edinburgh,  23rd  Sept. 
1586,  but  the  translation  was  not  carried 
out.  —  [Reg.  Assig.;  St  Cuthbert's  Sess. 
Beg.]. 

ROBERT  MONTGOMERIE,  third  son 

158g    of  Hugh   M.    of    Hesselhead ;    was 

one  of  those  thought  "  apt  and  able 

to  minister"  by  the  first  General  Assembly 


1KVINE] 


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125 


20th  Dec.  1560,  and  was  settled,  perhaps,  at 
Cupar-Fife,  in  1562.  He  was  trans,  to 
Dunblane  in  1567,  and  to  Stirling  before 
Lammas  1572 ;  promoted  to  archbishopric 
of  Glasgow  in  1581,  but  dep.  before  28th 
April  1582  by  General  Assembly,  who  was 
however  interdicted  by  the  Privy  Council 
from  proceeding  to  carry  this  sentence  out, 
27th  June  1582.  The  sentence  was  removed 
Feb.  1587,  and  he  was  adm.  to  Symington, 
Ayrshire,  that  year ;  trans,  about  1589 ; 
was  archdeacon  of  Argyll ;  dem.  in  1607 
in  favour  of  his  son-in-law ;  died  after 
25th  March  1609  and  before  April  1611. 
He  marr.  Beatrice  Jamieson,  and  had  issue 
— John  of  Sevenakers;  Robert,  to  whom 
his  father  granted  the  stipend  of  Stirling, 
a  gift  which  was  revoked  by  the  Privy 
Council  29th  Oct.  1583;  Elizabeth  (marr. 
James  Montgomery,  min.  of  Dunlop ; 
another  (marr.  William  Castlelaw,  min. 
of  this  parish. — [Bannatyne  Miscell.,  ii. ; 
Baillie's  Lett. ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Reg.  of 
Deeds,  clxxx.  16,  cxcvi.  27 ;  Diet.  Nat. 
Biog.,  xiii.,  756.] 


WILLIAM  CASTLELAW,  educated  at 
1607  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  adm.  as  min.  on 
demission  of  his  father-in-law  in  1607. 
During  his  ministry  the  religious  revival 
known  as  the  "  Stewarton  Sickness  "  took 
place,  1625  to  1630.  He  died  July  1642. 
He  marr.  (1)  a  daugh.  of  Robert  Mont- 
gomerie,  his  predecessor,  and  had  issue — 
WiJJiani,  probably  his  successor  ;  Thomas  ; 
Eupham ;  Ann ;  a  daugh.  (marr.  Adam 
Stewart  of  Fairlie  Ardoch  Mill) :  (2)  13th 
Jan.  1629,  Marion  Geddes. — [Edin.  and 
Canongate  Marr.  Beg. ;  Glasg.  Tests.  ;  Old 
Dec.,  ii. ;  Baillie's  Lett. ;  Blair's  Autob. ; 
Stevenson's  Hist. ;  Stirling  Sas.,  viii.,  373  ; 
G.  R.  Inhib.,  20th  Nov.  1665;  Reg.  of 
Deeds,  18th  June  1641.] 


WILLIAM  CASTLELAW,  probably 
1645  eldest  son  of  preceding ;  M.A. 
(Glasgow,  22nd  July  1632) ;  adm. 
before  11th  May  1645  ;  not  conforming  to 
Episcopacy,  he  was  confined  to  his  parish 
in  1662  ;  indulged  in  1672. 


ANDREW  HUCHESON  (M.A.  Edin- 
1647  kurgh,  Ju^  1642)  I  studied  theology 
at  Glasgow ;  called  27th  April,  and 
was  adm.  (colleague)  10th  May  1647 ;  not 
conforming  to  Episcopacy  he  was  confined 
to  the  parish  in  1662  ;  indulged  in  1672. 

ALEXANDER  OGILVIE,  son  of  John 

1664     ®">  bailie  of   Cullen ;    educated    at 

King's   College,  Aberdeen ;    became 

schoolmaster  of  Cullen  and  of  Fordyce  July 

1659  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Fordyce  9th  May 

1660  ;  got  a  testimonial  for  ordination  31st 
March  1663  ;  was  at  the  Synod  April  1664  ; 
adm.  to  Riccarton  in  1663 ;  trans,  about 
1664 ;  he  agreed  with  the  parishioners  to 
leave  his  charge,  at  which  the  Privy  Council 
expressed  its  displeasure  29th  Dec.  1669. 
He  was  in  the  Presb.  of  Fordyce  unemployed 
20th  Dec.  1671.—  [Jedburgh  Presb. ;  Banff 
Homings,  iv.,  346  ;  Cramond's  Cidlen.] 

WILLIAM  CASTLELAW,  MA.,  above 
1672  mentioned  ;  granted  an  indulgence 
by  the  Privy  Council  3rd  Sept. 
1672 ;  died  Sept.  1675.  He  marr.  Jean 
Niven,  who  survived  him,  and  had  issue — 
Eupham;  Elizabeth  (marr.  (1)  Francis 
Scott ;  (2)  Robert  Hunter,  maltman,  burgess 
of  Culross). — [Glasg.  Com.  Dec,  21st  May 
1676 ;  Bail.  Cunn.  Dec,  22nd  Jan.  1691 ; 
Bannatyne  Miscell.,  ii. ;  Baillie's  Lett. ; 
Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii.,  204  ;  Reg.  Old  Dec,  ii. ; 
P.  C.  Reg.,  3rd  ser.,  vi.,  65.] 

ANDREW  HUCHESON,  M.A.,  noticed 

1672     Def°re  >  granted  an  indulgence  with 

the  preceding  by  the  Privy  Council 

3rd  Sept.  1672  ;  died  June  1683,  aged  about 

61.— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii.,  204  ;  Glasg.  Tests.] 

ALEXANDER  LAING  [or  LANG],  a 
le  native  of  Buchan  ;  M.A.  (King's 
College,  Aberdeen,  23rd  July  1674)  ; 
adm.  to  Dalmellington  about  1680;  trans, 
here  in  1685  ;  having  been  very  serviceable 
to  Lieut.  Dundas  at  Dalmellington  in 
pointing  out  persecuted  people  Dec.  1684, 
he  was  outed  in  1689. — [Wodrow's  Hist., 
iv.,  171  ;  Rule's  Sec  Vindication.] 

ALEXANDER  FORBES,  ord.  9th  May 
1690     1690  ;  trans,  to  Dyke  4th  Feb.  1692. 


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STEWARTON 


[PRESB.  OF 


1699 


JAMES  ARBUCKLE,  was  a  student  at 
the  fourth  class  in  the  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  in  1684  ;  adm.  about  1699 ; 
dem.  before  1704.  He  marr.  Margaret 
Hamilton. — [Beg.  Old  Dec,  ii.  ;  Lanark 
Sas.,  xi.,  135.] 

ROBERT  PAISLEY,  studied  theology 
1704  at  ^e  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Paisley  27th  May  1702; 
ord.  in  1704 ;  died  7th  Nov.  1711.  He 
marr.  Agnes,  daugh.  of  William  Wallace, 
maltman  in  Paisley,  who  survived  him. — 
[Wodrow's  Anal. ;  Glasg.  Com.  Deeds,  15th 
July  1712.] 

JOHN  MONTGOMERIE,  licen.  by 
17  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  1st  Oct.  1712 ; 
pres.  by  the  Commissioners  for  Sir 
James  Cunningham  of  Milncraig  8th  Dec. 
1712;  ord.  9th  Sept.  1713;  died  27th  Sept. 
1757.  He  marr.  (1)  Jean  Cran,  and  had 
issue— Jean,  born  1714  :  (2)  29th  Aug.  1726, 
Christian  (died  Nov.  1730),  daugh.  of  James 
Marshall,  writer,  Edinburgh,  and  widow  of 
Samuel  Brown,  min.  of  Makerstoun,  and 
had  issue — James,  died  19th  Nov.  1754  ; 
Margaret,  died  26th  April  1748  ;  Elizabeth, 
born  9th  Nov.  1730  (marr.  Colin  Campbell, 
min.  of  Eaglesham). — [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Reg. 
Old  Dec,  ii. ;  Wodrow's  Anal. ;  Caldwell 
Papers,  i.] 

THOMAS  MAXWELL,  second  son  of 
175  Patrick  M.,  min.  of  Inchinnan ; 
educated  at  Univ .  of  Glasgow ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunbarton ;  pres.  by 
James  Montgomerie  of  Lainshaw  in  March, 
and  ord.  28th  Sept.  1758 ;  died  13th  March 
1796.  He  marr.  10th  Sept.  1770,  Elizabeth 
(died  3rd  May  1794),  daugh.  of  Robert 
Brown,  shipmaster,  Saltcoats,  and  had 
issue — Patrick,  writer,  Irvine,  born  8th 
Sept.  1771 ;  Robert,  born  23rd  April  1773, 
died  1st  Oct.  1774  ;  John,  surgeon,  West 
Indies,  born  1st  July  1774,  died  13th  July 
1805 ;  Thomas,  born  19th  Dec.  1775,  died 
at  Tobago,  26th  Nov.  1802;  Robert,  born 
9th  Feb.  1777,  died  at  Tobago,  21st  Jan. 
1804 ;  Jean  Montgomerie  Maxwell,  born 
16th  Oct.  1778,  died  5th  March  1782; 
Janet,  born  15th  Dec.  1779,  died  14th 
March  1780 ;  George,  born  8th  Aug.  1781, 


died  25th  Sept.  1826.  Publication  — 
Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat. 
Ace,  ix.). — [Hamilton's  Descrij). ;  Tombst. ; 
Pollok  Papers.'] 

JAMES  DOUGLAS,  born  Cambus- 
7  „  nethan,  son  of  James  D. ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Glasgow  1st  Aug.  1792 ;  ord. 
(assistant  and  successor)  30th  May  1793 ; 
pres.  by  William  Cuninghame  of  Lainshaw 
24th  June  1796  ;  died  11th  April  1825.  He 
marr.  (1)  a  lady,  whose  name  is  unknown  : 
(2)  12th  Jan.  1795,  Annabella  (died  18th 
July  1847),  daugh.  of  William  Tod,  mer- 
chant, Glasgow,  and  had  issue  —  James, 
writer,  Glasgow,  born  10th  Jan.  1796 ; 
William,  merchant,  Jamaica,  born  17th 
March  1798  ;  Robert,  surgeon,  Tobago,  born 
20th  Jan.  1800 ;  Janet,  born  16th  Feb.  1802 
(marr.  (1)  4th  Oct.  1819,  John  Torrance, 
surgeon,  Kilmarnock :  (2)  John  Duncan, 
LL.D.,  min.  of  Milton  Parish,  Glasgow) ; 
Lilias,  born  1st  March  1804  (marr.  James 
Monteith,  Glasgow) ;  Henry,  born  27th 
Jan.  1806,  died  young ;  Annabella,  born 
16th  Dec.  1807 ;  Mary  Wallace,  born  18th 
Jan.  1810  (marr.  2nd  April  1838,  Adam 
Monteith,  writer,  Glasgow),  died  22nd 
Dec.  1839 ;  Henry,  min.  of  Kilsyth,  born 
31st  Aug.  1811 ;  John,  merchant,  London, 
born  7th  April  1814  ;  Alexander,  born  25th 
Feb.  1816. 

CHARLES  BANNATYNE  STEVEN, 
born  14th  Oct.  1798,  son  of  James 
S.,  D.D.,  min.  of  Kilwinning  ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Irvine  6th  May  1823;  pres. 
by  William  Cuninghame  of  Lainshaw,  and 
ord.  22nd  Sept.  1825,  died  suddenly  at 
Glasgow,  14th  May  1865.  He  marr.  (1) 
24th  Dec.  1827,  Marianne  (born  28th  April 
1804,  died  23rd  Dec.  1856),  daugh.  of 
Colonel  Stewart  Murray  Fullarton  of  that 
Ilk,  and  had  issue— James,  in  Smyrna,  born 
27th  Sept.  1828;  Rozetta  Fullarton,  born 
11th  Feb.  1830  (marr.  David  Marshall 
Lang);  Stewart  Murray,  born  4th  Sept. 
1831 ;  Charles  Bannatyne,  writer,  Edin- 
burgh, born  17th  March  1833,  died  30th 
June  1894;  John,  born  17th  Sept.  1834, 
died  8th  April  1840  ;  William  Cuninghame, 
born  4th  Aug.  1836,  died  27th  Jan.  1837 ; 


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I860 


Alexander,  born  15th  Sept.  1838,  died  13th 
Jan.  1840  ;  William  John,  min.  of  Melville, 
Montrose,  born  19th  July  1841 :  (2)  1st  Feb. 
1859,  Mary  Hamilton,  widow  of  Henry 
Lepper,  who  died  1st  Nov.  1905. 

NEIL  MAXWELL  MACNAUGHTON, 
trans,  from  Kelvinhaugh,  Glasgow ; 
adm.  (assistant  and  successor)  15th 

March  1860  ;  trans,  to  Kinclaven  20th  Aug. 

1863. 

ALEXANDER  KENNEDY,  MA. ;  pres. 
by  John  Cuninghame  of  Lainshaw 
and  Duchrae  3rd  Nov.  1863 ;    ord. 

(assistant  and  successor)  14th  Jan.   1864 ; 

trans,  to  Trinity  Parish,  Edinburgh,  13th 

May  1879. 

JAMES  CORNWALL  BROWN,  born 
187g  13th  Jan.  1855,  son  of  Benjamin  B., 
min.  of  Airdrie ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Hamilton  ; 
ord.  18th  Dec.  1879;  died  at  Kilmacolm, 
27th  Jan.  1909.  He  marr.  5th  Aug. 
1880,  Elizabeth  Christian  Stirling  Napier, 
second  daugh.  of  John  Glegg,  Milliken, 
Renfrewshire. 

WILLIAM     FALCONER     OGILVIE, 

1908      b0rn    Pertn   20tn    May   1881>    son    of 

William  Falconer  O.  and  Eliza 
Stirton  Tilley ;  educated  at  Balhousie 
Public  School,  Perth  Academy,  and  Univ. 
of  St  Andrews ;  MA.  (1902),  B.D.  (1907) ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Perth  15th  May  1906  ; 
assistant  at  Dunblane,  1906-8  ;  ord.  (assist- 
ant and  successor)  2nd  July  1908  ;  enlisted 
in  Black  Watch  in  1914,  2nd  lieut.  1916. 
Marr.  3rd  July  1912,  Catherine  Margaret, 
daugh.  of  William  Grant  Methven  Brown, 
St  Andrews,  and  has  issue — Lorna  Falconer, 
born  22nd  Oct.  1913;  Katharine  Falconer, 
born  1st  April  1915  ;  Sheila  Falconer,  born 
4th  Jan.  1917. 


NEW  CHAPEL,  STEWARTON. 

[The  church  belonged  to  the  Original 
Secession.  In  1839  the  congregation 
united  with  the  Church  of  Scotland  and 
a  district  was  assigned  by  the  General 
Assembly.  Objection  was  taken  to  this 
procedure  by  John  Cuninghame  of  Lain- 


shaw, one  of  the  heritors,  who  appealed  to 
the  Court  of  Session.  This  controversy, 
subsequently  well  known  as  the  Stewarton 
Case,  and  which  involved  the  question 
whether  or  not  the  Church  of  Scotland 
had  freedom  in  regulating  its  ecclesiastical 
affairs,  became  one  of  the  grounds  which 
led  to  the  Secession  of  1843.  The  building 
was  retained  by  the  Free  Church.] 

JAMES  CLELAND,  born  Carluke  1804, 
1839  son  °^  Thomas  C,  farmer ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  and  Associate 
Theological  Hall ;  ord.  to  Stewarton 
Original  Secession  Church  26th  Oct.  1830. 
Joined  the  Church  of  Scotland  in  1839 ; 
afterwards  min.  at  Bolton,  in  Isle  of  Man, 
and  Risley,  Warrington ;  died  at  The 
Folly,  Warrington,  29th  Jan.  1888.— 
[Scott's  Annals  of  the  Original  Secession 
Church,  507.] 

DAVID  ARTHUR,  born  1812,  third 
1842  son  °^  James  A.,  farmer,  New 
Cumnock;  ord.  14th  July  1842  by 
Commission  of  Assembly  in  face  of  an 
interdict  by  Court  of  Session.  Joined  the 
Free  Church  and  was  min.  of  Free  Church, 
Stewarton,  1843-51,  and  of  Belize,  British 
Honduras,  1851-76 ;  died  in  London,  18th 
March  1888.  He  marr.  7th  Jan.  1845, 
Agnes  Morris. 


WEST  KILBRIDE. 

[St  Bride's  Parish  Church  here  belonged 
to  the  Abbey  of  Kilwinning.  A  yearly 
tryst  called  Bridesday  Fair  was  held  at 
Kilbride  on  St  Bride's  Day,  1st  Feb. 
Within  the  parish  there  were  several 
chapels,  St  Inan's  at  Southannan,  St  Bey's 
on  the  island  of  Little  Cumbrae,  and 
another  at  Chapelton.  The  church  of 
West  Kilbride  was  rebuilt  in  1873.] 

Sir  JOHN  MAXWELL,  exhorter  and 
1567    min.  in  1567.— [Reg.  of  Deeds,  ix.  97.] 

JOHN  MAXWELL,  probably  the  same, 
1574     reader  1574  to  1580. 

GABRIEL  CUNNINGHAME,  min.  in 
1585     1585. 


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[PRESB.  OF 


HEW    BOYD,    min.    from     1588    to 
1588     1591. 

JOHN  HARPER,  M.A.  (Glasgow  1594) ; 
.  adm.  that  year ;  pres.  to  the  vicarage 
by  James  VI.  30th  June  1601 ; 
called  before  the  Privy  Council  15th  Feb. 
1610,  with  others,  for  harbouring  papists ; 
died  28th  or  29th  Aug.  1630.  He  marr.  (1) 
Barbara,  daugh.  of  Archibald  Boyd  of 
Portincross :  (2)  cont.  dated  13th  July 
1621,  Mary,  daugh.  of  John  Hamilton  of 
Stonehouse,  and  had  issue — Hugh  ;  John  : 
(3)  cont.  4th  Aug.  1624,  Elizabeth,  daugh. 
of  John  Lindsay,  min.  of  Carstairs,  and 
widow  of  James  Harper,  surgeon,  and  of 
William  Birnie,  min.  of  Ayr. — [Reg.  Assig. ; 
Memoir  of  James  Mitchell ;  Ayr  Sas.,  ii. 
205,  iii.  596  ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  dxx.,  102.] 

GEORGE  CRAUFURD,  eldest  son  of 
Andrew  C.  of  Drings,  and  Marion 
Cathcart;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh; M.A.  (25th  July  1618);  min.  in  1632; 
dep.  14th  March  1648,  for  general  conduct 
unbefitting  his  profession  ;  died  before  23rd 
Dec.  1663.  He  marr.  Margaret,  daugh.  of 
John  Montgomerie  of  Bngend,  and  had 
issue — Robert  of  Balsarroch,  ancestor  of 
the  Craufurds  of  Kilbirnie,  Baronets,  died 
Feb.  1682 ;  William  ;  John  in  Maybole ; 
Robert ;  Jean  (marr.  Simon  Fergusson, 
brother  to  Kilkerran) ;  Mary  (marr.  Duncan 
Craufurd  in  Knockshinnoch) ;  another 
(marr.  Dr  Robert  Craufurd,  Nethermains). 
— [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Baillie's  Lett. ;  Burke's 
Peerage ;  Ayr  Sas.,  3rd  ser.,  i.,  431 ;  G.  R. 
Sas.,  xlix.,  453  ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  3rd  March 
1663.] 

WILLIAM  RODGER,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1643) ;  called  in  Jan.,  and  adm.  18th 
Oct.  1649  ;  still  min.  2nd  July  1650. 

WILLIAM  CUNNINGHAM,  son  of 
Alexander  C.  of  Collellan ;  min.  in 
1658  ;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament 
11th  June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st 
Oct.  1662;  died  Jan.  1669,  aged  40.  He 
marr.  Eupham,  daugh.  of  John  Cunning- 
ham of  Baidland,  who  survived  him,  and 
marr.  (2)  Hugh  Craufurd  of  Garrive,  min. 
of  New  Cumnock.  His  nephew,  Alexander 
C.  of  Cherrielands,  was  served  heir  to  him 


1665 


22nd  June  1686.— [Fountainhall's  Dec,  ii. ; 
Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.,  32  ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Ayr 
Mornings,  9th  April  1662;  Inq.  Ret.  Gen. 
6743.] 

ANDREW  LOUTHIAN   [LOTHIAN], 
adm.  about  Oct.  1665  ;  still  min.  in 
1670. — [Bailiary     of    Cunningham 
Deeds,  19th  June  1671.] 

v  ROBERT  BOYD,  M.A.,  of  Cranberrie- 
1672  moss>  formerly  of  Linton  in  Teviot- 
dale ;  granted  an  indulgence  by  the 
Privy  Council  3rd  Sept.  1672 ;  he  was 
called  before  the  Justiciary  Court  2nd 
Aug.  1683,  but  the  diet  was  deserted, 
the  Court  finding  that  he  was  "known 
to  have  been  notoriously  loyal  and  had 
refused  to  read  the  rebel's  declaration." 
He  returned  to  Linton  in  1690. 

GILBERT  HAMILTON,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1R|_2  1643);  adm.  to  Crawford  15th  Jan. 
1651 ;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament 
11th  June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council 
1st  Oct.  1662;  granted  an  indulgence  here 
with  the  preceding  by  the  Privy  Council 
3rd  Sept.  1672 ;  he  was  cited  before  the 
Privy  Council  for  not  obeying  its  orders 
11th  Aug.  1677.— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.  327  ; 
Family  of  Birnie  of  Broomhill,  55.] 

ALEXANDER  IRVINE  of  Lenturk, 
son  of  Alexander  I.,  min.  of  Long- 
side  ;  adm.  to  Old  Greyfriars,  Edin- 
burgh, 12th  Dec.  1672;  dem.  Whitsunday 
1674 ;  probably  became  min.  at  Logie 
Buchan  before  11th  July  1681 ;  adm.  here 
about  1688  (not  in  1669  as  stated  in  Vol.  I., 
p.  45,  and  in  Hew  Scott) ;  outed  in  1689 ; 
died  after  23rd  Dec.  1697  and  before  8th 
April  1705.  He  marr.  20th  Dec.  1672, 
Grisell  (died  1735),  daugh.  of  Captain 
Thomas  Ramsay  of  the  Abbotshall  family, 
and  had  issue — Andrew,  bapt.  8th  Jan. 
1674;  Alexander;  John,  bapt.  14th  Dec. 
1684 ;  Jean  (marr.  8th  April  1705,  James 
Millar,  servitor  to  Sir  Hew  Dalrymple 
of  North  Berwick) ;  probably  also  Anne, 
died  1729 ;  Mary  (marr.  Aitchison, 
glover,  Edinburgh).  —  [Reg.  of  Deeds, 
Mack.,  30th  Aug.  1687;  Edin.  Bapt. 
and  Marr. ;  Aberdeen  Sas.,  8th  Aug. 
1682 ;     Gen.    Reg.    Sas.,    7th    Jan.    1685 ; 


IRVINE] 


WEST  KILBRIDE 


129 


Edin.  Tests.;  Aberdeen  Tests.;  Ex  inform 
D.  A.  Boyd.] 
ROBERT  HUNTER  of  Kirkland,  born 
1621,  son  of  Robert  H.  of  Hunterston, 
and  Elizabeth  Craufurd  of  Auchen- 
ames  family;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1643);  adm. 
under  the  Toleration  28th  April  1688  ;  dem. 
3rd  May  1698  ;  died  about  1710.  He  marr. 
(cont.  29th  July  1675)  Margaret,  daugh.  of 
John  Hamilton  of  Grange,  and  had  issue — 
Robert  of  Kirkland  ;  Margaret  (marr.  1713, 
William  Castlelaw);  Rebecca  (marr.  Robert 
Cameron,  min.  of  Beith) ;  Elizabeth  (marr. 
1720,  John  Montgomerie  of  Barradger).— 
[Robertson's  Cunninghame.'] 

GEORGE  RENNIE,  M.A. ;  teacher  in 
Borrowstounness ;  master  of  the 
Scottish  School,  Rotterdam,  March 
1692  to  Aug.  1697;  studied  divinity  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow 
15th  Nov.  1698  ;  ord.  12th  May  1699  ;  died 
Jan.  1713.  He  marr.  Agnes  Williamson, 
widow  of  David  Dick,  skipper  in  Bo'ness, 
who  survived  him,  and  had  issue — Robert. 
— [Steven's  Scottish  Church,  Rotterdam, 
349;  Edin.  Sas.,  22nd  May  1705.] 

JOHN   ADAM,  probably    a    native    of 


1699 


1716 


Kilmarnock ;  schoolmaster  at  Dun- 
donald ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  10th 
Aug.  1714;  called  24th  Aug.  1715;  ord. 
15th  Feb.  1716;  died  29th  Sept.  1763. 
He  marr.  8th  Nov.  1716,  Janet  (died  21st 
Sept.  1755),  daugh.  of  John  Campbell, 
min.  of  Craigie,  and  had  issue— Elizabeth  ; 
Matthew ;  Mary ;  John,  min.  of  this 
parish ;  Andrew ;  Jean,  died  8th  Sept. 
1745;  Robert,  born  4th  May  1731 ;  Janet, 
born  27th  Dec.  1737. 

JOHN  ADAM,  son  of  preceding ;  called 
29th  Nov.  1750 ;  ord.  (assistant  and 
successor)  28th  March  1751 ;   trans. 

to  Middle  or  New  Parish,  Greenock,  12th 

July  1769. 

ARTHUR  OUGHTERSON,  born  Ayr, 
August  1736,  son  of  John  O.,  min. 
of  Cumbernauld  ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  7th 
May  1766 ;  pres.  by  Archibald,  Earl  of 
Eglinton,  25th  May  1770;   ord.  28th  Feb. 

VOL.  III. 


1751 


1771 


1771  ;  died  14th  Sept.  1822.  He  marr. 
1st  Sept.  1760,  Ann  Fergusson,  who  died 
29th  Nov.  1809,  and  had  issue — Clementina, 
born  14th  June  1761,  died  6th  Aug.  1809 ; 
Arthur,  merchant,  Greenock,  born  5th 
June  1762,  died  26th  Sept.  1816 ;  Eglinton, 
born  19th  April  1769  (marr.  (1)  Nov.  1795, 
George  Muir  :  (2)  Dr  Hendrie  :  (3)  14th 
Dec.  1812,  John  Newbigging,  Kilmarnock) ; 
John  Steel,  min.  of  Monkton,  born  3rd 
Dec.  1770 ;  James,  merchant,  Greenock, 
born  21st  Jan.  1773 ;  Ann,  born  31st  Jan. 
1776  (marr.  27th  Oct.  1795,  James  Francis 
Grant,  of  the  Monymusk  family,  rector  of 
Wrabness,  Essex,  and  Mersten,  Sussex).— 
[Kay's  Portraits,  ii.] 

JOHN  STEEL  OUGHTERSON,  M.A., 
son  of  preceding;  nominated  by 
Hugh,  Earl  of  Eglinton  in  Jan.,  and, 

ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  3rd  July  1805  ; 

trans,  to  Monkton  24th  Sept.  1812. 

WILLIAM  VASSIE,  M.A.,  of  the 
Mansionhouse  Academy,  Camber- 
well,  London ;  ord.  by  Presb.  of 
North  Northumberland  16th  April  1813, 
as  min.  of  a  Presbyterian  congregation 
at  Thropton ;  pres.  by  the  trustees  of 
Archibald  William,  Earl  of  Eglinton,  in 
Jan.,  and  adm.  20th  March  1823 ;  died 
28th  April  1834,  aged  67.  He  marr.  Anna 
(died  s.p.  20th  March  1858),  daugh.  of 
Adam  Fife,  Woolwich  Arsenal.  Publica- 
tion— The  Necessity  of  Religion  and  Virtue 
to  National  Happiness  and  Prosperity,  a 
sermon  (London,  1809). 

THOMAS  FINDLAY,  born  Westlin- 
1832  bank,  Strathaven,  Nov.  1801,  fourth 
son  of  Francis  F.,  farmer,  Avendale ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Hamilton  26th  Nov.  1826;  pres. 
by  trustees  of  Archibald  William,  Earl  of 
Eglinton,  in  July,  and  ord.  (assistant  and 
successor)  11th  Oct.  1832.  Joined  the 
Free  Church  in  1843 ;  min.  of  the  Free 
Church,  West  Kilbride,  1843-75 ;  died  13th 
June  1875.  He  marr.  21st  Nov.  1832, 
Isabella  Smith,  who  died  3rd  July  1880, 
and  had  issue — Francis  Muirhead,  born 
28th  April  1834,  died  19th  March  1865; 
John  Smith,  born   14th   April   1836,  died 


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[PRESB.  OF  IRVINE 


June  1893;  Isabella  Donaldson,  born  10th 
May  1838  (marr.  Robert  Brown,  merchant, 
Glasgow);  Thomas  William,  in  Natal,  born 
12th  July  1839,  died  6th  May  1869;  Eleanor, 
born  May  1843 ;  Robert  Daniel,  born  1846, 
died  at  Malacca,  Sept.  1880  ;  David  Lands- 
borough,  born  1848,  died  at  Pietermaritz- 
burg,  March  1892. 

ALEXANDER  KING,  born  1818, 
1843  y°un&est  son  °f  Alexander  K., 
Stewarton ;  educated  at  Glasgow 
Univ. ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  29th 
March  1842 ;  pres.  by  Archibald  William, 
Earl  of  Eglinton,  17th  Oct.,  and  ord.  10th 
Nov.  1843 ;  died  25th  Feb.  1882.  He  marr. 
11th  March  1845,  Helen  Dow,  who  died 
9th  Feb.  1881,  and  had  issue — Alexander, 
merchant,  Manchester,  born  22nd  Jan. 
1846,  died  24th  Feb.  1903 ;  Andrew  Dow, 
in  Griqualand  East,  born  8th  May  1847  ; 
Mary  Craig,  born  19th  March  1849 ;  John 
Gavin,  in  Griqualand  East,  born  7th  May 
1851;  Anne  Blair,  born  6th  March  1854 
(marr.  Anderson) ;  Helen  Jane,  born 
20th  April  1856  (marr.  Theophilus  Paton 
of  Swinlees),  died  16th  Sept.  1915  ;  Agnes 
Josephine,  born  7th  Nov.  1858  (marr. 
William  Brown),  died  1916 ;  Georgina 
Sarah,  born  26th  March  1862,  died  4th 
Jan.  1872 ;  and  Christian  Hunter  (twin), 
born  26th  March  1862  (marr.  Matthew 
Brown). 

JOHN  LAMB,  born  North  Berwick,  4th 
1881     "^e^-  184^>  son  of  John  L.  and  Agnes 
Currie ;    educated   at    Cauvin's    In- 
stitution,    Duddingston,    and    Edinburgh 


Univ. ;  M.A.  (1872),  B.D.  (1879) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Edinburgh  16th  May  1879; 
assistant  at  Greenside  and  St  George's, 
Edinburgh,  1879-81 ;  ord.  (assistant  and 
successor)  28th  April  1881 ;  died  28th  Oct. 
1913.  He  marr.  1st  June  1882,  Jessie  (died 
23rd  Dec.  1919),  daugh.  of  James  Taylor, 
Inverleith  Gardens,  Edinburgh,  and  had 
issue— Jessie  Fletcher,  born  27th  Oct.  1883 
(marr.  Arthur  Henry  Dunnett,  min.  of 
Teviothead) ;  John,  min.  of  Fyvie,  born 
31st  Jan.  1886 ;  Agnes  Currie,  born  7th 
Sept.  1890.  Publications — Annals  of  an 
Ayrshire  Parish  [West  Kilbride]  (Glasgow, 
1896) ;  West  Kilbride  and  Neighbourhood 
(Ardrossan,  1899). 


1914 


ANDREW  FORRET  SCOTT 
PEARSON,  born  Tayport,  25th 
Dec.  1886,  son  of  John  P.  and  Agnes 
Forret ;  educated  at  Tayport  Higher  Grade 
School  and  Univ.  of  St  Andrews ;  M.A. 
(1906),  B.D.  (1910),  D.Th.  (Heidelberg 
1911);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dundee  4th  May 
1910 ;  assistant  at  St  Mary's  College 
1910-12 ;  at  First  Charge,  Cupar-Fife, 
1912 ;  at  First  Charge,  Hamilton,  1912-14  ; 
ord.  19th  March  1914 ;  Chaplain  to  Forces, 
1918-20.  Marr.  28th  Nov.  1916,  Jean,  daugh. 
of  James  Kerr  Love,  M.D.,  Glasgow,  and 
granddaughter  of  Joseph  Corbett,  D.D.,, 
min.  of  Camphill  U.F.  Church,  Glasgow, 
and  has  issue — Ian  Forret  Scott,  born  20th 
Oct.  1917 ;  James  Kerr  Love,  born  11th 
March  1919.  Publications — Prayer  (Dundee 
1912) ;  Der  Aelteste  Englische  Presbyterian- 
ismus  (Edinburgh  1912). 


PRESBYTERY  OF  PAISLEY. 

[This  court  was  severed  from  the  Presbytery  of  Dunbarton  in  1590.  It  appears  on 
record  as  in  operation  at  8th  April  1593.  The  existing  Presbytery  Register,  however, 
does  not  begin  till  16th  Sept.  1602.  There  are  blanks  in  the  records  from  Dec.  1607  to 
20th  April  1626,  and  20th  June  1660  to  29th  Oct.  1663.] 


BARRHEAD  (Q.S.). 

[On  28th  May  1838  a  constitution  was 
granted  to  a  chapel  here.  The  parish  was 
disjoined  from  Neilston  by  the  Court  of 
Teinds,  15th  July  1868.] 

ALEXANDER  SALMON,  born  1802, 
1841  younSest;  son  of  John  S.,  artificer, 
Cambuslang ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  schoolmaster  of  Kilsyth  in  1823  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  30th  March 
1836  ;  ord.  to  South  Parish,  Paisley,  19th 
Aug.  1836  ;  trans,  and  adm.  13th  May  1841. 
Joined  the  Free  Church  in  1843 ;  min.  of 
Barrhead  Free  Church  1843-9 ;  adm.  min. 
of  St  Stephen's  Presbyterian  Church, 
Sydney,  New  South  Wales,  10th  Oct.  1849  ; 
returned  in  bad  health  in  1860 ;  died  un- 
marr.  at  Alderney,  Channel  Islands,  6th 
Aug.  1864. — [Centenary  History  of  the 
Presbyterian  Church  in  New  South  Wales 
(Sydney,  1905).] 

[Vacant  1843-50.] 

JAMES    IRELAND,    ord.    26th    Feb. 
1R50     1850 ;  trans,  to  St  James's  Chapel, 
Forfar,  1852. 

ALEXANDER  WATSON,  ord.  25th 
1853    Aug.  1853 ;  died  21st  Feb.  1854. 


1854 


WILLIAM  MUNGALL,  ord.  19th  Oct. 
1854 ;  trans,  to  Barr,  Ayrshire,  13th 
Jan.  1859. 


THOMAS  BUCHANAN,  born  Glasgow, 
1859  1830,  third  son  of  Alexander  B. ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord. 
12th  May  1859;  adm.  first  min.  of  the 
parish  17th  July  1868 ;  died  unmarr.  19th 
March  1906. 

DUNCAN    CAMERON,    M.A.,    B.D. ; 
1  trans,  from  Logie,  Fife ;  adm.  3rd 

Oct.  1906  ;  trans,  to  St  Paul's,  Leith, 
19th  March  1914. 

JAMES  CHARLES  CONN,  born 
Hamilton,  10th  March  1887,  son  of 
Thomas   C.    and    Agnes    Kirkland ; 

educated  at  Hamilton  Academy  and  Univ. 

of   Glasgow;    M.A.    (1909),    B.D.    (1912); 

licen.    by    Presb.    of     Glasgow     in    1912 ; 

assistant  at  Partick ;  ord.  18th  Sept.  1914. 

Marr.   18th  April   1916,    Margaret    Lilias, 

daugh.  of  John  Aitken. 


BRIDGE  OF  WEIR  (Q.S.). 

[The  parish  of  Bridge  of  Weir  was  dis- 
joined from  Kilbarchan  and  Houston  by 
the  Court  of  Teinds,  14th  March  1887.] 

WILLIAM  SCOTT  HAY,  born  Paisley, 
1839  !7!)<),  eldest  son  of  James  H.,  mer- 
chant ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow 
and  Divinity  Hall  of  Associate  Synod ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  9th  Dec. 
1818 ;  ord.  min.  of  the  Original  Secession 
congregation  at  Burntshields,   Kilbarchan, 


132 


BRIDGE  OF  WEIR— CALDWELL— CARDONALD   [presb.  of 


20th  March  1821.  Joined  the  Church  of 
Scotland,  and  adm.  here  4th  Sept.  1839. 
Joined  the  Free  Church  in  1843;  min.  of 
the  Free  Church,  Bankhead  (Midmar), 
Aberdeenshire,  1845-51 ;  died  unmarr.  15th 
Dec.  1851. — [Scott;s  Annals  of  the  Original 
Secession  Church,  492.] 


1884 


ROBERT  TURNBULL,  ord.  31st  July 
18,_g     1879;    trans,   to   Barrowfield,    Glas- 
gow, 17  th  Sept.  1883. 

THOMAS  DUNCAN,  born  Perth,  14th 
April  1832,  son  of  Thomas  D.  and 
Marjorie  Thomson ;  educated  at 
Perth  Grammar  School  and  Univ.  of  St 
Andrews ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Perth  in 
1855  ;  assistant  at  St  John's  (East  Parish), 
Perth ;  ord.  to  St  James's  (Church  of 
Scotland),  Charlottetown,  Prince  Edward 
Island,  23rd  Oct.  1856;  min.  of  St 
Andrew's,  Halifax,  Nova  Scotia,  1876 ; 
min.  of  North  Merchiston  Chapel  [now 
St  Michael's  Parish]  Edinburgh,  1882-84; 
adm.  to  this  charge  16th  July  1884 ; 
first  min.  of  the  parish  in  1887 ;  D.D. 
(Glasgow  1896);  died  4th  May  1899.  He 
marr.  3rd  Sept.  1857,  Mary  Ann  (died  at 
Ottawa,  3rd  Oct.  1916,  aged  82),  daugh.  of 
Robert  Hyndman,  and  had  issue — Marjorie, 
born  31st  July  1858  (marr.  William  Thomas 
Herridge,  D.D.,  min.  of  St  Andrew's  Pres- 
byterian Church,  Ottawa) ;  Eliza,  born 
28th  July  1859,  died  6th  Oct.  1860; 
Margaret  Edith,  born  16th  Dec.  1860 
(marr.  Henry  Gibson  Bauld,  M.P.P.,  Hali- 
fax, N.S.);  William  Frederick,  born  19th 
Oct.  1862,  died  6th  June  1869;  Emilie 
Elizabeth,  born  23rd  Aug.  1864;  George 
Gordon  Dundas  Stewart,  D.D.  (Queen's 
Univ..  Canada,  1919),  min.  of  St  Andrew's 
and  St  Paul's  Presbyterian  Church,  Mon- 
treal, Canada,  formerly  min.  of  St  Cuth- 
bert's,  Edinburgh ;  Charles  Gordon,  Vic- 
toria, B.C.,  staff-captain,  C.E.F.,  born  6th 
May  1873. 

ALEXANDER  MASON  SHAND,  born 

1899     Woodside,  Aberdeen,  9th  April  1864, 

son  of  John  S.  and  Margaret  Robb  ; 

educated  at  Woodside  School  and  Univs.  of 


Aberdeen  and  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (Aberdeen 
1891) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley  4th  May 
1898 ;  assistant  to  preceding  min.  1898-9  ; 
ord.  8th  Sept.  1899. 


CALDWELL  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  built  in  1888.  The  parish 
was  disjoined  from  Neilston  and  Beith  by 
the  Court  of  Teinds,  10th  March  1891.] 


1891 


DAVID  STEWART,  born  9th  June 
1852,  son  of  Robert  S.  and  Rebecca 
M'Lure ;  educated  at  Thornliebank 
School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Paisley  4th  July  1888 ;  assistant 
at  Neilston  ;  ord.  25th  June  1889 ;  adm. 
first  min.  of  the  parish  10th  March  1891. 
Marr.  12th  July  1875,  Jane,  daugh.  of 
Robert  Kidney,  and  has  issue — Elizabeth, 
born  30th  May  1877. 


CARDONALD  (Q.S.). 

[The  parish  was  disjoined  from  the 
Abbey  parish  of  Paisley  and  Govan  by  the 
Court  of  Teinds,  14th  July  1890.] 

WILLIAM    ALEXANDER    LISTON, 

born  25th  Aug.  1840,  son  of 
William  L.,  min.  of  Redgorton ; 
educated  at  Redgorton  and  Perth  Schools, 
and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Perth ;  assistant  at  St  Paul's,  Perth, 
and  St  John's,  Glasgow ;  ord.  assistant 
chaplain,  St  Andrew's  Church,  Madras, 
1866 ;  retired  as  senior  chaplain  in  the 
Madras  Presidency,  1886;  app.  to  this 
charge  17th  Feb.  1889 ;  adm.  first  min.  of 
the  parish  1st  Aug.  1890;  died  12th  April 
1915.  He  marr.  30th  Nov.  1871,  Patricia, 
daugh.  of  Peter  Napier,  D.D.,  min.  of  Black- 
friars  Parish,  Glasgow,  and  had  issue — 
Major  William  Glen,  M.D.,  CLE.,  born  30th 
July  1873  ;  Margaret  Constance  Isabella, 
born  5th  Nov.  1874,  died  23rd  Dec.  1890 ; 
Mary  Forbes,  M.B.,  Ch.B.,  Merryflats, 
Govan,  born  1st  Nov.  1876;  Patricia 
Napier,  born  10th  Aug.  1879  (marr.  16th 
Oct.  1902,  Major  George  Lamb,  I.M.S.).— 
[In  Memoriam,  by  A.  L.,  1915.] 


paisley] 


CARDONALD— EASTWOOD 


133 


DUNCAN  FINDLAY  M'LEAN,  born 
lgl5  Tarrymill,  St  Vigean's,  28th  Sept. 
1882,  son  of  Duncan  M.  and  Mary 
Ann  Findlay  ;  educated  at  Arbroath  Schools 
and  Univ.  of  St  Andrews;  MA.  (1905), 
B.D.  (1909) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  St  Andrews 
17th  May  1909 ;  assistant  at  Northesk ; 
ord.  to  West  Parish,  May  bole,  16th  March 
1912 ;  trans,  and  adm.  16th  Sept.  1915. 
Marr.  4th  Sept.  1912,  May  Isobel,  daugh. 
of  John  Cooper,  London. 


EASTWOOD  or  POLLOK. 

[The  vicarage  of  Pollok  belonged  to  the 
Abbey  of  Paisley.  Its  church  was  dedicated 
to  St  Conal,  and  in  the  Old  Glebe  at  Pollok 
is  St  Conal's  Well.  Near  the  site  of  the 
ancient  church  stands  also  St  Conal's 
Dowry,  a  walled  enclosure  having  a  ruined 
building  within  it.  In  the  old  church  at 
Pollok  there  was  an  altar  of  St  Ninian. 
The  parish  church  was  removed  from 
Pollok  to  Eastwood  in  the  seventeenth 
century.  In  1781  Eastwood  Church  was 
rebuilt  on  a  new  site.  A  new  church,  the 
gift  of  Sir  John  Maxwell  of  Pollok,  Bart., 
was  built  in  1863.] 

JAMES  CARRUTHERS,  exhorter  in 
1567     1567  ;  dep.  Nov.  1569. 

THOMAS  KNOX,  reader  and  exhorter 

1569  in  1569. 

THOMAS   JACK,   sometime    preceptor 

1570  ^°  R°bert  Rollock,  Principal  of  the 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  Master  of  the 

Grammar  School  of  Glasgow ;  pres.  by 
James  VI.  1st  Sept.  1570,  Rutherglen  and 
Cathcart  being  also  in  the  charge.  In 
1573  Robert,  Lord  Semple,  made  an  in- 
effectual attempt  to  deprive  him  of  his 
benefice  in  favour  of  John  Hamilton  "a 
papist  priest."  He  was  Quaestor  [collector 
of  revenues]  of  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow  in 
1577,  in  which  year  he  presented  to  its 
Library  the  works  of  St  Ambrose  and  St 
Gregory.  He  was  a  member  of  Assembly, 
1581,  1582,  1590,  and  a  commissioner 
appointed  by  the  Privy  Council,  6th  March 
1589,  for  the  preservation  of  true  religion 
within  the  bounds  of  Lennox  and  Glasgow. 
He    died    in    1598,   bequeathing   some    of 


his  books  to  the  Presb.  of  Paisley.  He 
marr.  Eupham  Wylie,  who  died  in  1608, 
and  had  issue — Elizabeth  (marr.  (1)  Walter 
Maxwell  of  Cowglen  :  (2)  Patrick  Sharp, 
Principal  of  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow).  [For 
a  curious  attempt  to  force  Elizabeth  Jack 
into  a  marriage  with  Ninian  Stewart,  kins- 
man of  the  laird  of  Minto,  see  the  Pollok 
Papers,  edited  by  Sir  William  Fraser.] 
Publication — Onomasticon  Poeticum  :  sive 
Propriorum  quibus  in  suis  Monumentis 
usi  sunt  veteres  Poetae,  brevis  descriptio 
poetica  Thoma  lacchaeo  Caledonio  Author e 
(Edinburgh,  1592)  [150  pages  quarto,  printed 
by  Robert  Waldegrave].  —  [Reg.  Assig. ; 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Wodrow's  Collections,  i., 
179,  529 ;  M'Crie's  Life  of  Melville,  1824, 
i.  444,  ii.  365,  478 ;  Reg.  Sec.  Sig.,  ii.,  pp. 
229-30 ;  Arch,  and  Hist.  Coll.  relating  to 
the  County  of  Renfrew,  ii.,  p.  110;  Ecclesi- 
astical Antiquities  of  Eastwood,  39 ; 
Tanner's  Bibliog.  Brit.  426 ;  Lownde's 
Bibliographer's  Manual,  1175;  Diet.  Nat. 
Biog.] 

JOHN  GIBSON,  MA. ;  Regent  in  the 
1599  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  adm.  here  after 
3rd  May  1599 ;  he  was  pres.  to 
Eckford  before  22nd  Dec.  that  year,  but 
the  translation  does  not  seem  to  have  been 
proceeded  with.  He  marr.,  and  had  issue 
— Henry. — [Reg.  Assig.] 

WILLIAM  WALLACE,  born  about  1577, 
son  of  William  W.  of  Johnstone ; 
M.A.  (Glasgow  1599);  declined  a 
call  to  Lenzie  [Kirkintilloch]  8th  Jan. 
1600 ;  min.  here  in  1606 ;  died  Dec.  1617. 
He  marr.  (cont.  24th  Jan.  1605),  Isobel, 
daugh.  of  James  Greig,  min.  of  Colmonell. 
She  survived  him  (and  marr.  (2)  Andrew 
Hamilton,  brother  of  Sir  Robert  H.  of 
Silver tonhill),  and  had  issue  —  Margaret, 
who,  at  the  age  of  85,  and  reduced  to  great 
helplessness,  was  strongly  recommended 
for  charity ;  William  ;  Isobel ;  Jean  ; 
Agnes;  Grizel.  —  [Glasg.  Tests.;  Reg.  of 
Deeds,  exxvi.,  416,  8th  Jan.  1607 ;  Hamil- 
ton Com.  Dec,  28th  June  1625.] 

JOHN     MAXWELL     of     Auldhouse; 

1620      ^■,A*  »     m"1'   *n    162° »    trans-    t0    $t 

Mungo's,  Glasgow,   1629.      He   was 
again  min.  here  in  1645. 


1606 


134 


EASTWOOD 


[PRESB.  OF 


HEW   BLAIR,  M.A. ;   pres.  by  James, 
1630    "^ar^  °^  Abercorn,  aQd  ord.  at  Glas- 
gow 1st  April  1630 ;  trans,  to  Tron 
Parish,  Glasgow,  Jan.  1644. 

JOHN  MAXWELL  of  Auldhouse,  eldest 
1645  son  °^  George  M.  of  Auldhouse,  min. 
of  Mearns  ;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1609) ; 
min.  here  in  1620 ;  trans,  to  St  Mungo's, 
Glasgow,  1629.  He  was  a  member  of  the 
Commission  for  the  maintenance  of  Church 
Discipline  in  1634 ;  Dean  of  Faculty  of 
the  Univ.,  1634-5,  and  Lord  Rector  in 
1636;  dep.  1st  May  1639  for  declining 
jurisdiction  of  the  Glasgow  Assembly  in 
1638.  He  officiated  sometime  at  Killy- 
leagh  in  Ireland,  but  returned  to  Paisley, 
where  he  preached  and  dispensed  the 
sacraments  "  in  the  absence  of  and  without 
invitation  from  the  minister."  He  was 
re-adm.  here  between  2nd  Jan.  and  20th 
Feb.  1645 ;  dem.  after  10th  Jan.  1651 ;  died 
after  9th  Aug.  1666,  aged  about  77.  He 
marr.  (cont.  8th  Jan.  1621),  Elizabeth, 
(died  June  1662),  second  daugh.  of  James 
Stewart,  tutor  of  Blackhall,  and  had  issue 
—Sir  George,  ancestor  of  the  Maxwells  of 
Pollok,  took  orders  in  the  Episcopal  Church 
of  Ireland,  died  1677;  Zacharias  of 
Blawarthill,  died  April  1698 ;  John,  M.D., 
Jamaica  ;  Walter  ;  Thomas,  at  Strabane  ; 
William ;  Jean  (marr.  cont.  27th  Sept. 
1653,  Thomas,  son  of  Cornelius  Crawfurd 
of  Jordanhill);  Grizel  (marr.  (1)  cont.  5th 
Jan.  1643,  Robert  Hucheson,  alias  Pollok  of 
Auchengray,  (2),  cont.  8th  Feb.  1661,  Alex- 
ander Jameson,  min.  of  Govan) ;  Elizabeth. 
— [LochwinnochPajiers,  ii.,  110  ;  G.  R.  Sas., 
lii.  317 ;  P,  C.  Reg.,  ii.,  229  ;  Campbell's 
Eastwood,  55 ;  Maxwells  of  Pollock,  i.,  58 
435.] 

HUGH  SMITH,  probably  a  native  of 
1652  the  county>  younger  brother  of 
William  S.,  min.  of  Largs;  M.A. 
(Glasgow  1647);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley 
19th  Feb.,  and  ord.  27th  May  1652 ; 
deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  11th  June, 
and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st  Oct. 
1662.  On  18th  Aug.  1663,  he  was  ordered 
to  obey  the  Act  of  the  Privy  Council 
against  taking  part  in  conventicles.  He 
opposed   the   granting  of    Indulgences  to 


1679 


1681 


1679 


mins.  who  had  been  deprived,  continued 
to  carry  on  his  ministerial  and  pastoral 
work  in  the  immediate  neighbourhood,  and 
was  denounced  rebel  for  not  compearing 
before  the  Committee  of  Privy  Council,  6th 
April  1676.  He  died  before  January  1679. 
— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.,  327  ;  Pollok  Papers ; 
Crawfurd's  Hist,  of  Renfrewshire.] 

ROBERT  HUME,  brother  of  James  H., 
merchant,  Edinburgh;  passed  trials 
before  the   Presb.   and  was  recom- 
mended for  ordination  8th  Dec.  1664  ;  died 
March    1679.—  [Glasg.    Tests.;     Reg.    Old 
Dec,  i.] 

HECTOR  M'LAINE,  M.A. ;  trans,  from 
Morven,    and    inst.     in     1679.      He 
became     Bishop     of     Argyll     next 
year  (q.v.). 

WILLIAM  FISHER,  M.A. ;  trans,  from 
Dunoon,  and   inst.  before  6th  April 
1681;     probably    outed    in     1689; 
intruded  at  Aberfoyle  in  1696. 

MATTHEW  CRAUFURD,  born  in 
Greenock  about  1640,  of  the  family 
of  Craufurd,  or  Crawford,  of  Kerse  ; 
M.A.  (Edinburgh,  31st  July  1662) ;  studied 
also  at  Utrecht,  where  he  was  a  friend  of 
William  (afterwards  Principal)  Carstares ; 
licen.  at  Glasgow  at  a  meeting  (held,  for 
fear  of  penalties,  in  private)  in  1671.  In 
Oct.  1674  he  was  complained  against  to 
the  Diocesan  Synod  for  attending  conven- 
ticles, and  on  6th  April  1676  he  was  de- 
nounced rebel  by  the  Glasgow  Committee 
of  the  Privy  Council,  but  though  eagerly 
sought  for,  was  not  apprehended.  Being 
called  by  the  parishioners  of  Eastwood, 
with  the  consent  of  Sir  John  Maxwell,  he 
was  privately  ord.  at  Paisley  in  1679.  He 
attended  the  first  meeting  of  Synod  after 
the  Toleration  30th  Aug.  1687 ;  was  a 
member  of  Assembly  in  1690,  and  took  a 
somewhat  prominent  part  in  arranging  and 
settling  the  affairs  of  the  Church  at  the 
critical  period  when  Presbyterianism  was 
re-established.  He  died  Dec.  1700.  He 
marr.  (1)  a  lady  whose  name  has  not  been 
ascertained  :  (2)  Margaret  (died  Feb  1727), 
daugh.  of  John  Houston  of  that  ilk,  and 
had  issue — Matthew,  Professor  of  Ecclesi- 
astical History  in  the  Univ.  of  Edinburgh 


paisley] 


EASTWOOD 


135 


(q.v.) ;  Margaret,  born  1683,  died  26th  Feb. 
1773;  Bethia,  buried  24th  Aug.  1722. 
Publications — Exercitatio  Apolegetica  pro 
Doctrina  ab  Ecclesiis  Reformatio  com- 
muniter  recepta  de  perpetua  obligatione 
quarti  Prcece]iti  de  Sabbato  (Utrecht, 
1669);  Disputatio  theologica,  de  origine, 
et  primceva  obligatione  Sabbathi  (Utrecht, 
1669) ;  Disputatio  theologia  de  prin- 
cipiis  fidei  objectivo  et  effectivo  (Utrecht, 
1669) ;  A  Brief  Discourse  of  the  Bloody 
and  Treasonable  Practices  of  the  Papists, 
1672  [subjoined  to  Popery  Anatomised], 
being  Welsh's  Reply  to  Brown  (2nd  ed., 
Glasgow  1672).  He  left  in  manuscript  a 
History  of  the  Church  of  Scotland  from  the 
Introduction  of  Christianity  to  the  end  of 
1680,  2  vols,  folio  (1400  pages)  [this  was 
lost  for  some  time,  but  was  discovered  by- 
Principal  John  Lee,  and  is  now  in  the 
Library  of  the  Church  of  Scotland]. — 
[Wodrow's  Corresp.,  i.  98-103,  112-13,  ii. 
311  ;  Pollok  Papers,  i. ;  Glasg.  'Tests. ; 
Maitland  MiscelL,  iv. ;  Crawfurd's  Hist. ; 
Edinburgh  Christian  Instructor,  xxv. ; 
Campbell's  Eastwood,  95-105.] 

ROBERT  WODROW,  youngest  son  of 
.,_os  James  W.,  Professor  of  Divinity, 
Univ.  of  Glasgow,  was  born  in  the 
Trongate  there,  April  (or  Sept.)  1679.  At 
the  very  hour  of  his  birth,  soldiers  under 
warrant  of  the  Privy  Council,  were  search- 
ing the  house  to  seize  his  father,  but  the 
latter,  having  exchanged  clothes  with  the 
physician's  man  -  servant,  succeeded  in 
escaping.  Wodrow  entered  the  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  in  1691,  and  graduated  M.A.  18th 
Jan.  1697.  He  served  as  chaplain  in  the 
house  of  his  kinsman,  Sir  John  Maxwell 
of  Pollok,  and  for  several  years  he  was 
librarian  to  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow.  On 
6th  Jan.  1703,  he  was  licen.by  the  Presb. 
of  Paisley,  and  ord.  to  this  charge  28th 
Oct.  of  that  year.  In  1707  he  was  one  of 
a  Committee  of  Presb.  appointed  to  consult 
and  act  with  the  Commission  in  Edinburgh 
as  to  the  best  means  of  averting  the  evils 
with  which  the  Union  of  the  Kingdoms 
seemed  to  threaten  the  church  and  people 
of  Scotland.  On  the  accession  of  George  I. 
in   1714,   he   was    principal    correspondent 


and  adviser  of  the  five  ministers  sent  by 
the  Assembly  to  London  to  plead  the 
rights  of  the  Church,  and  particularly  to 
petition  for  the  abolition  of  patronage. 
He  assisted  Principal  Hadow  in  drawing 
up  the  Act  of  Assembly  (1731)  for  the 
filling  up  of  vacant  parishes,  the  passing  of 
which  in  the  following  year  gave  rise  to 
the  Associate  Presbytery.  He  declined 
calls  to  Glasgow  in  1712,  to  Stirling  in 
1717,  and  again  in  1726.  He  died  21st 
March  1734.  An  enthusiastic  collector 
of  information  on  the  history  and  personal 
ministry  of  the  Church,  he  left  behind  him 
a  vast  accumulation  of  interesting  and 
illuminative  MSS.  many  of  which  were 
printed  by  the  Wodrow  Society  (1841-50), 
the  Maitland  and  other  Clubs.  The 
Wodrow  MSS.  are  preserved  in  the  Ad- 
vocates' Library,  and  the  Library  of  the 
Univ.  of  Glasgow.  He  marr.  Nov.  1708, 
Margaret  (died  27th  Jan.  1758),  widow  of 
Ebenezer  Veitch,  min.  of  Ayr,  and  daugh. 
of  Patrick  Warner  of  Ardeer,  min.  of 
Irvine,  and  had  issue  —  Janet,  born  1710, 
buried  5th  April  1773  ["Her  days  and 
nights  were  devoted  to  the  poor,  to  whom 
she  gave  her  personal  but  unostentatious 
attendance  "  ]  ;  Robert,  his  successor  in  this 
parish  ;  Patrick,  min.  of  Tarbolton  ;  James, 
min.  of  Stevenston  ;  Alexander,  settled  in 
America,  had  an  estate  there,  and  died 
about  the  end  of  the  first  American  War ; 
Mary,  died  unmarr. ;  Margaret  (marr. 
Matthew  Biggar,  min.  of  Kirkoswald) ; 
Marion,  died  unmarr. ;  Martha,  and  six 
others  died  early.  Publications— The  Oath 
of  Abjuration  considered  in  a  Letter  to  a 
Friend  (1712) ;  The  History  of  the  Suffer- 
ings of  the  Church  of  Scotland  from  the 
Restoration  to  the  Revolution,  2  vols.  (Edin- 
burgh, 1721-2 ;  2nd  ed.  [edited  by  Robert 
Burns,  D.D.,  min.  of  St  George's,  Paisley, 
with  Memoir  of  the  author],  4  vols.,  Glas- 
gow, 1828-31);  Life  of  James  Wodrow, 
A.M.,  Professor  of  Divinity  (Edinburgh, 
1828);  Collections  upon  the  Lives  of  the 
Reformers  and  most  Eminent  Ministers  of 
the  Church  of  Scotland  [Maitland  Club], 
2  vols.  (Glasgow,  1834-45);  Analecta :  or 
Materials  for  a  History  of  Remarkable 
Providences,    mostly    relating     to    Scotch 


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[PRESB.  OF 


Ministers  and  Christians,  edited  for  the 
Maitland  Club  by  Thomas  Leishman,  D.D., 
4  vols.  (Edinburgh,  1842-3);  The  Corres- 
pondence of  the  Rev.  Robert  Wodrow,  edited 
for  the  Wodrow  Society  by  Thomas  M'Crie, 
D.D.,  3  vols.  (Edinburgh,  1842-3) ;  Proposals 
for  printing  by  subscription  the  History 
of  the  Sufferings  of  the  Church  of  Scotland 
[n.p.,  n.d.];  Private  Letters  [to  Robert 
Wodrow]  now  first  printed  from  the 
Original  Manuscripts,  1694-1732  (Edin- 
burgh, 1829). — [Memoir  prefixed  to  History  ; 
Anderson's  Scottish  Nation,  iii.,  667  ;  Diet. 
Nat.  Biog.} 

ROBERT  WODROW,  born  21st  Dec. 
1?S5  1711,  son  of  preceding;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Paisley  19th  Dec.  1733  ;  called  18th  Nov. 
1734 ;  ord.  20th  Feb.  1735  ;  dem.  on  ac- 
count of  ill-health  26th  Oct.  1757 ;  died  in 
Little  Cumbrae,  13th  May  1784.  He  marr. 
(1)  10th  Oct.  1743,  Mary  Craig,  who  died 
2nd  Aug.  1754,  and  had  issue — Robert,  born 
8th  Nov.  1744,  died  8th  March  1758 ;  Mary, 
born  26th  July  1746;  Margaret,  bora  9th 
Nov.  1751 ;  Andrew,  born  14th  Nov.  1752, 
went  to  U.S.A. :  (2)  30th  Dec.  1755,  Anne 
(died  at  Glasgow,  1st  April  1814,  aged  95), 
daugh.  of  John  Ruthven,  music  master  and 
burgess  of  Glasgow,  and  had  issue — Patrick, 
born  30th  Dec.  1756 ;  Marion  and  Anne 
(twins),  born  6th  July  1758,  died  5th  and 
6th  Oct.  1760  ;  John  (daughter),  born  12th 
Sept.  1760,  died  17th  April  1774;  Ann, 
born  28th  June  1762  (marr.  Mr  Archibald), 
died  4th  July  1790.  Publication — Account 
of  the  Life  and  Writings  of  Hugh  Binning, 
prefixed  to  his  Sermons  (Glasgow,  1760). 
— [Burns's  Memoir  of  Robert  Wodrow ; 
Campbell's  Eastivood,  193 ;  Lamb's  West 
Kilbride.  131.] 

JAMES  SIMSON,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
1?58  Paisley  28th  Oct.  1736 ;  in  1744  he 
was  adm.  to  the  eldership  at  East- 
wood and  was  then  probably  chaplain 
at  Pollok ;  pres.  by  Sir  John  Maxwell  of 
Pollok,  Bart.,  and  ord.  28th  Sept.  1758; 
died  28th  Feb.  1790.  He  marr.  5th  June 
1759,  Mary  Maclea,  who  died  16th  May 
1797,  and  had  issue — a  daugh.,  bora  and 
died  22nd  May  1760  ;  Mary,  born  25th  Aug. 


1761 ;  Ann,  born  28th  July  1763  (marr. 
William  Lyon,  merchant,  Halifax,  Nova 
Scotia) ;  Rebecca,  born  13th  May  1765 ; 
John,  born  27th  Feb.  1769. 

JOHN  M'CAIG,  born  1755,  eldest  son 
1786  °^  James  M.,  weaver  in  Calton ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow; 
M.A.  (1775);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Stirling 
14th  June  1780 ;  called  18th  Aug.,  and  ord. 
(assistant  and  successor)  26th  Oct.  1786 ; 
died  unmarr.  at  Pollokshaws,  25th  Jan. 
1791—  [Tombst.] 

STEVENSON  MACGILL,  pres.  by  Sir 
1*791     J°nn  Maxwell  of  Pollok,  Bart.,  and 
ord.  8th  Sept.  1791 ;  trans,  to  Tron 
Parish,  Glasgow,  12th  Oct.  1797. 

ROBERT    ANDERSON,    trans,    from 

1798     Symington,  Lanarkshire ;    pres.    by 

Sir  John  Maxwell  of  Pollok,  Bart., 

and  adm.  5th  July  1798 ;  trans,  to  Trinity 

Parish,  Edinburgh,  16th  July  1802. 

GEORGE  LOGAN,  born  1759,  eldest 
1802  son  °^  Thomas  L.,  carpenter  in 
Calton ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley  6th  Dec. 
1760;  ord.  (by  Presb.  of  Perth)  min.  of 
High  Bridge  Presbyterian  congregation, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne,  27th  April  1785  ;  adm. 
to  Ardoch  Chapel-of-Ease  18th  July  1793  ; 
pres.  by  Sir  John  Maxwell  of  Pollok,  Bart. ; 
trans,  and  adm.  23rd  Sept.  1802  ;  died  2nd 
July  1843.  He  was  a  distinguished  classi- 
cal scholar  and  could  repeat  from  memory 
much  of  the  Greek  New  Testament.  He 
desired  to  join  the  Free  Church,  but  on  the 
day  of  the  meeting  of  Assembly  he  was 
confined  to  bed.  He  wrote  a  letter  of 
adherence,  and  begged  that  a  copy  of  the 
Deed  of  Demission  should  be  sent  for  his 
signature.  Before  that  could  be  done  he 
had  passed  away.  He  marr.  31st  Oct.  1785, 
Ann  Scott,  who  died  25th  March  1838,  and 
had  issue  —  Janet,  bora  25th  Aug.  1787 
(marr.  Allan  Foulds,  merchant,  Glasgow), 
died  2nd  April  1821 ;  Margaret,  born  19th 
March  1789,  died  8th  July  1804;  Thomas, 
merchant,  Glasgow,  born  14th  June  1790 ; 
Ann,  born  19th  Sept.  1791,  died  5th  Oct. 
1791;  Jean,  born  16th  Sept.  1792  (marr. 
5th   June   1820,   William   Moffat,   surgeon, 


paisley] 


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137 


Glasgow) ;  Alexander,  rector  of  Perth 
Academy  1831-46,  author  of  a  Commentary 
on  Virgil's  Georgics  (Edinburgh,  1853),  and 
The  Creative  Week  (Edinburgh,  1856),  born 
27th  Sept.  1793,  died  6th  Sept.  1869 ;  Mary, 
born  14th  Oct.  1794 ;  Helen,  born  20th  Oct. 
1795  (marr.  1st  Sept.  1819,  Wood  Sinclair, 
Leith) ;  Ann,  born  17th  Jan.  1797  ;  James, 
licentiate  of  the  Church  of  Scotland,  born 
21st  June  1798,  died  23rd  March  1886; 
Agnes,  born  27th  Sept.  1800;  Barbara 
Maxwell,  born  21st  July  1803  (marr.  30th 
Dec.  1828,  Robert  Carsewell,  manufacturer, 
Paisley) ;  Robert  Balfour,  licentiate,  born 
17th  March  1805,  died  13th  June  1895. 
Publication — Account  of  the  Parish  (Neiv 
Stat.  Ace,  vii.). — [Life  and  Times  of 
Robert  Burns,  D.D.] 

DUNCAN  MACINTYRE,  eldest  son  of 
1843  Archibald  M.,  schoolmaster  of  the 
parish ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  M.A.  (1819) ;  ord.  min.  of  a  Presby- 
terian congregation  at  Stamfordham, 
Northumberland,  24th  Sept.  1838;  adm. 
to  this  charge  7th  Dec.  1843;  died  25th 
June  1853.  He  marr.  26th  Sept.  1844, 
Isabella  Kaye  Cumming,  who  died  s.p. 
30th  April  1850. 

GEORGE  CAMPBELL,  born  9th  Sept. 
1853  1827,  son  of  James  Campbell,  min. 
of  Traquair;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Peebles  7th 
May  1852 ;  assistant  at  Rosneath ;  ord. 
17th  Nov.  1853;  one  of  the  Founders  of 
the  Church  Service  Society,  31st  Jan. 
1865;  clerk  of  Presbytery,  1868-88;  died 
30th  April  1904.  He  marr.  27th  Dec.  1853, 
Euphemia  Harriet  (died  14th  March  1896), 
daugh.  of  William  Graham,  LL.D.,  of  the 
Scottish  Naval  and  Military  Academy, 
Edinburgh,  and  had  issue  —  Christina 
Drummond,  born  3rd  Feb.  1855  (marr. 
William  Smith,  min.  of  St  Paul's,  Dundee) ; 
Alice  Mary,  born  31st  Aug.  1856;  Matilda 
Maxwell,  born  14th  April  1858,  died  18th 
May  1872 ;  James  Montgomery,  min.  of 
Dumfries ;  William  Graham,  born  11th 
May  1861  ;  Euphemia  Jane,  born  16th  May, 
and  died  2nd  Aug.  1862;  Margaret  Jane, 
born  9th  June  1863  ;  George  Douglas,  born 
16th  June  1864,  died  3rd  June  1865  ;  Edith 


Graham,  born  1st  March  1866 ;  John 
Maxwell,  born  23rd  Sept.  1867;  Henry 
Wallace  (twin),  born  23rd  Sept.  1867,  died 
22nd  Jan.  1869;  George  Henry,  born 
1st  July  1869,  died  19th  Feb.  1885. 
Publication  —  Eastwood :  Notes  on  the 
Ecclesiastical  Antiquities  of  the  Parish 
(Paisley,  1902). — [Kerr's  The  Renascence  of 
Worshi]),  6,  46,  128.] 

JAMES  MACKIE,  born  Tyrie,  16th  Dec. 
1904  1853>  son  °f  Donald  M. ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Aberdeen  ;  M.A.  (1880) ; 
ord.  to  Advie,  Morayshire,  1882  ;  dem.  and 
became  assistant  at  Eastwood  17th  Oct. 
1888 ;  adm.  min.  of  the  parish  24th  Aug. 
1904 ;  died  unmarr.  2nd  Dec.  1908. 

FREDERICK  DAVID  LANGLANDS, 
1909  born  Downfield,  Dundee,  8th  March 
1880,  son  of  Peter  L.  and  Jessie 
Peters  ;  educated  at  Dundee  High  School 
and  Univ.  of  St  Andrews;  M.A.  (1901), 
B.D.  (1904) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dundee  4th 
May  1904;  assistant  at  Morningside,  Edin- 
burgh, 1904-5  ;  ord.  to  Aberlemno  2nd  Nov. 
1905;  trans,  and  adm.  31st  May  1909. 
Marr.  9th  April  1908,  Ruby,  daugh.  of 
Robert  Scott,  Dowanhill,  Glasgow,  and  has 
issue — Robert  Scott,  born  27th  Aug.  1910  ; 
Frederick  Peters,  born  4th  Aug.  1914,  died 
in  infancy. 


ELDERSLIE  (Q.S.). 

[The  General  Assembly  granted  a  con- 
stitution to  a  chapel  here  on  27th  May 
1839.  The  parish  was  disjoined  from  that 
of  Abbey  of  Paisley  by  the  Court  of  Teinds, 
17th  Dec.  1862.] 

ALEXANDER    STEWART,    ord.    8th 
1841     June  1841  >  trans- to  Kilarrow,  Islay, 
13th  July  1843. 

-  JAMES  BLAIR,  third  son  of  Robert  B., 
1844  farmer>  Kilmaronock ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Dunbarton  31st  March  1829;  elected  to 
Buchlyvie  17th  Nov.  1836,  but  found 
"unqualified"  by  Presb.  and  Commission 
of  Assembly  in  1837 ;  sometime  min.  of 
a    Church    of    Scotland    congregation    at 


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[PRESB.  OF 


Hexham  ;  adm.  here  19th  Jan.  1844  ;  dem. 
27th  July  1847  j  died  at  Bakehouse, 
Buchanan. 

DAVID  RESTON,  born  Glasgow,  1794, 
1850  eldest  son  °f  George  R.,  farmer, 
and  Margaret  Gardiner ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord.  min.  (colleague) 
of  the  Relief  Church,  CouparAngus,  15th 
March  1826  ;  res.  21st  March  1848.  Joined 
the  Church  of  Scotland,  and  adm.  to  this 
charge,  25th  Feb.  1850 ;  became  first  min. 
of  parish  in  1862 ;  died  17th  April  1877. 
He  marr.  Jane  Gray,  who  predeceased 
him,  and  had  issue — George,  Union  Bank, 
Glasgow. 

JOHN  SMITH,  born  Glasgow,  Aug. 
1877  1844,  son  of  James  S.  and  Ann 
Brown  ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  ord.  to  Calderbank  in  1872 ;  trans, 
and  adm.  27th  Sept.  1877 ;  died  unmarr. 
1st  Dec.  1908. 

JOHN  MACDOUGALL  HAY,  born 
1909  Tarbert,  Loch  Fyne,  23rd  Oct.  1880, 
son  of  George  H.  and  Mary  Mac- 
dougall ;  educated  at  Tarbert  School  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1900) ;  sometime 
headmaster  of  Lionel  Public  School,  Storn- 
oway  i  student  missionary  at  Morven  ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Inveraray  in  1908 ;  assistant 
atGovan;  ord.  12th  May  1909;  died  10th 
Dec.  1919.  A  college  friend  wrote  of  him 
as  "  one  of  the  most  attractive  personalities 
I  have  ever  met.  It  is  difficult  to  describe  the 
influence  he  exerted  on  his  fellow  students." 
Marr.  28th  Oct.  1909,  Catherine,  daugh.  of 
Duncan  Campbell,  and  had  issue — Sheena, 
born  19th  Oct.  1911 ;  George  Campbell, 
born  8th  Dec.  1915.  Publications— Gillespie 
(London,  1914) ;  Barnacles  (London,  1916) ; 
Their  Dead  Sons  [a  Poem]  (London,  1918). 
He  was  a  frequent  contributor  to  newspaper 
and  magazine  literature  [Glasgow  Herald, 
11th  Dec.  1919]. 

GIFFNOCK  {Q.S.). 

[Disjoined  from  Eastwood,  Mearns,  and 
Thornliebank,  10th  Jan.  1919.] 

JOHN  M'DOUGALL,  M.A.,  B.D. ;  app. 
1914     *n  1914;  0I"d-  t0  Cross  and  Burness 
21st  July  1915. 


1919 


JOHN  WILL,  M.A.,  B.D. ;  trans,  from 
1915    Aberfeldy.  and  adm.  2nd  June  1915  ; 
trans,  to  Rothiemurchus,  11th  Dec. 
1917. 

ALBERT  M'CLUGGAGE,  born  Larne, 
Co.  Antrim,  29th  Oct.  1879,  son  of 
David  M.  and  Annie  Montgomery ; 
educated  at  the  Model  Schools  of  Belfast  and 
Newtonards  and  Univs.  of  Dublin  (Trinity 
College),  BA.  (1912),  and  Edinburgh,  M.A. 
(1917) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  18th 
Dec.  1918;  assistant  at  South  Leith ;  ord. 
13th  May  1919.  Marr.  5th  Oct.  1906, 
Hetrice,  daugh.  of  James  Peden  Barbour 
and  Elizabeth  Christie  Elliot. 


GREENBANK  (Q.&). 

[A  church  was  built  here  in  1885.  The 
parish  was  disjoined  from  Cathcart,  East- 
wood, and  Mearns  by  the  Court  of  Teinds, 
25th  Feb.  1889.] 

JAMES  FRASER,  born  Glasgow,  1st 
lass  "^ay  1856,  son  of  Alexander  F. 
and  Mary  M'Dougall ;  educated  at 
Dennistoun  Academy  and  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  in  1883  ; 
assistant  at  Rutherglen  ;  ord.  to  Greenbank 
Chapel  20th  Nov.  1883  ;  adm.  first  min.  of 
the  parish  3rd  April  1889.  Marr.  1st  July 
1884,  Mary  Scott,  daugh.  of  Thomas  Loch- 
head,  and  has  issue  —  Isabella  Simpson, 
born  10th  June  1885  (marr.  26th  April 
1918,  Gordon  Moore,  min.  of  Cromarty); 
Alexander,  born  10th  Oct.  1887;  Thomas 
Lochhead,  born  30th  Jan.  1889 ;  Mary 
M'Dougall,  born  25th  Aug.  1891  ;  Angus 
M'Intyre,  born  20th  Nov.  1892 ;  James 
(twin),  born  20th  Nov.  1892,  died  28th 
Aug.  1893 ;  James  Valentine,  born  14th 
Feb.  1900. 

HOUSTON  AND  KILLELLAN. 

[Houston  and  Killellan.  —  These  two 
parishes  were  united  by  the  Commissioners 
for  the  Plantation  of  Kirks  on  28th  Feb. 
and  27th  June  1759. 

Houston  or  Kilpeter. — The  vicarage  of 
Houston  belonged  to  the  Abbey  of  Paisley. 
Its  church,  dedicated  to  St  Peter,  has  been 


paisley] 


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139 


rebuilt  in  modern  times ;  but  within  it 
are  two  recumbent  memorial  effigies  that 
belonged  to  an  earlier  building.  One  of 
these,  a  knightly  figure  in  armour,  repre- 
sents Patrick  Houston  of  that  ilk,  who  died 
in  1450.  The  other  statue  is  that  of  a  lady, 
most  likely  of  the  same  family.  It  is  dated 
1456.  Near  the  church  are  St  Peter's  Well 
and  St  Peter's  Burn.  On  St  Peter's  day, 
the  29th  June,  Petermas  Fair  was  held  at 
Houston.  The  Parish  Church  at  Houston 
was  rebuilt  in  1874  by  Mrs  Ellice  of  Inver- 
garry  in  memory  of  her  son,  Captain 
Archibald  Alexander  Speirs  of  Elderslie, 
M.P.] 

ROBERT  COOK,  exhorter  in  1572.    See 
1572    Killellan. 

1574    DAVID  HALL,  reader  in  1574. 

JOHN  ALLISON  [ALISON],  min.  in 
1584     1584.— [Acts  and  Bee,  xcix.,  96.] 

GEORGE  SEMPILL  [SEMPLE],  min. 

.     5     in  1585.     He  left  after  1591,  and  is 

said  to  have  been  "  licensed  to  preach 

at  Leith,"  23rd  Oct.  1593  ;  min.  of  Killellan 

in  1600. — [Reg.  Assig. ;  Booke  of  the  Kirk.'] 

ARCHIBALD  LOGAN,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
15Q5     1595) ;  adm.  here  that  year  ;  still  in 
the  charge  in  1597. — [Reg.  Assig.] 

JOHN   CUNNINGHAME,  M.A.,  min. 
1599    in  1599  ;  trans,  to  Killellan  in  1602. 

THOMAS  HAMILTON,  was  on  the 
16M  Exercise  in  this  Presb.  16th  Sept. 
1602,  and  on  trials  for  ordination 
18th  May  1603.  The  Presb.  was  ordered 
by  the  Synod,  27th  March  1604,  to  proceed 
with  his  admission  to  this  charge.  Objec- 
tion was  taken  to  him  as  being  "Yung 
baith  in  doctrine  and  manners,"  on  13th 
Sept.  following,  but  he  was  adm.  soon 
afterwards  and  was  still  min.  5th  Sept. 
1605.— [Glasg.  Presb.  Reg.] 

ALEXANDER     HAMILTON,     M.A. ; 
1606     Pres'  ky  James,  Lord  Abercorn,  9th 
April   1606;    ord.   31st    July    1606; 
trans,  to  Lochwinnoch  before  1611. 


1617 


JAMES  HUTCHESON,  M.A. ;  min.  in 
1617 ;  trans,  to  Carmunnock  18th 
Dec.  1633. 


'  ROBERT  BIRNIE,  M.A. ;  trans,  from 
1634  Shotts  •  pres.  by  the  Commissioner 
for  James,  Earl  of  Abercorn,  3rd 
Nov.  1633  ;  coll.  in  1634  ;  trans,  to  Lanark 
Feb.  1643. 

JAMES    HOUSTON,    M.A.    (Glasgow 

1644  1633)  >  min>  °f  Glasford  about  1642  ; 
dep.  for  immorality  that  year.  On 
petitioning  the  Presb.  of  Paisley,  2nd  Feb. 
1643,  he  was  reponed,  and  was  app.  chaplain 
to  an  Irish  regiment.  The  parishioners  at 
Glasford  craved  his  return  as  their  min. ; 
this  the  Presb.  refused,  the  General 
Assembly  sustaining  that  decision  19th 
Aug.  1643.  He  was  pres.  to  this  charge  by 
John,  Earl  of  Lauderdale,  8th  Dec.  follow- 
ing, and  adm.  30th  May  1644.  He  was  again 
dep.  15th  July  1647. 

HENRY  MAIN,  probably  born  in  Lin- 
1650  lithgow  about  1625;  M.A.  (Edin- 
burgh, 15th  April  1645) ;  ord.  min.  of 
a  Presbyterian  Church  at  Island-Magee, 
Ireland,  July  1649,  but  was  obliged  to  leave 
on  account  of  persecution,  having  been 
imprisoned  at  Carrickfergus  in  1650 ;  adm. 
here  (temporarily)  10th  Sept.  1650;  died 
Oct.  1651.  leaving  a  widow. — [Linlithgow 
Presb.  Reg. ;  Reid's  Ireland,  ii.,  214.] 

WILLIAM  THOMSON,  M.A.  (Edin- 
burgh, 25th  July  1635) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Kirkcaldy  24th  March 
1642;  ord.  28th  March  1655;  deprived  by 
Act  of  Parliament  11th  June,  and  Decreet 
of  the  Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662  — 
[Wodrow's  Hist,  i.,  327.] 


1665 


JOHN  HOUSTON,  adm.  before  31st 
Aug.  1665 ;  trans,  to  Eaglesham 
before  17th  June  1685. 


JOHN  NISBET,  M.A.  (Edinburgh 
1675) ;  inst.  at  Crawfordjohn  21st 
Sept.  1682  ;  trans,  and  adm.  between 

1st   Sept    and  3rd    Nov.    1686 ;    probably 

outed  at  the  Revolution. 


1695 


ROBERT 

1695; 
1701. 


TAYLOR,    ord. 
trans,   to   Currie 


6  th 
13th 


Nov. 

Nov. 


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HOUSTON  AND  KILLELLAN 


[PRESB.  OF 


WILLIAM  FLEMING,  licen.  by  Presb. 
1703  of  Paisley  17th  June  1701 ;  called 
13th  April  1702;  ord.  18th  Aug. 
1703;  died  24th  Aug.  1717,  aged  43.  He 
marr.,  and  had  issue — John,  min.  of  Kil- 
raacolm. — [  Tombst.] 

EOBERT  CARRICK,  born  1681 ;  edu- 
1720  cated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Dunbarton  3rd  Feb. 
1713;  tutor  in  the  family  of  Andrew 
Buchanan  of  Drumpellier,  Lord  Provost 
of  Glasgow;  called  30th  Nov.  1719;  ord. 
31st  March  1720;  died  1st  May  1771. 
He  marr.  (1)  a  daugh.  of  John  Simson, 
Professor  of  Divinity,  Glasgow  Univ.  : 
(2)  13th  Jan.  1724,  Margaret  Paisley,  who 
died  23rd  Nov.  1775,  aged  80,  and  had 
issue — John,  physician,  Lecturer  on 
Chemistry  and  Materia  Medica,  Glasgow, 
born  1724,  died  1750;  Agnes,  born  1726, 
died  11th  March  1758;  Patrick,  merchant, 
Glasgow,  born  1729,  died  19th  March  1790  ; 
James,  born  1731,  student  at  Glasgow  in 
1747;  Anne,  born  8th  Feb.  1734,  died  9th 
Oct.  1760;  Robert  of  Braco,  banker,  Glas- 
gow, commonly  known  as  "  Robin  "  Carrick, 
one  of  the  bailies  of  the  city  in  1796,  and 
Dean  of  Guild  1802-3,  born  3rd  March  1737 
died  20th  June  1821.— [Tombst.] 

JOHN  MONTEATH,  born  1716,  son  of 
17?1  John  M.  of  Kippen ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1733); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley  17th  Sept.  1741 ; 
ord.  to  Killellan  11th  Feb.  1748;  removed 
to  Houston  in  1771  in  terms  of  the  De- 
creet of  Union;  died  6th  Nov.  1796.  He 
marr.  (1)  27th  Nov.  1749,  Margaret  Baine, 
who  died  20th  Jan.  1754,  and  had  issue — 
James,  surgeon,  Glasgow,  born  12th  Oct. 
1750 ;  John,  his  successor  here ;  Margaret, 
born  21st  Dec.  1753  (marr.  Michael  Tod, 
min.  of  Dreghorn):  (2)  12th  Jan.  1762,  Anne 
(died  14th  Jan.  1820,  aged  86),  daugh.  of 
John  Fullarton  (primus),  min.  of  Dairy, 
and  had  issue — Gavin,  born  13th  July 
1763;  Catherine,  born  17th  May  1765,  died 
16th  Jan.  1782;  Malcolm,  born  9th  July 
1767;  William,  surgeon,  born  5th  Nov. 
1769,  died  at  St  Vincent,  16th  Aug.  1793 ; 
Anne,  born    1st   Nov.    1772   (marr.   James 


Thomson  of  Woodfoot).  Publication — 
Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat. 
Ace,  i.). — [Crawfurd's  Hist.] 

JOHN  MONTEATH,  born  18th  Feb. 
1781  1752,  son  of  preceding;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1770); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley  8th  May  1776 ; 
ord.  (by  said  Presb.)  to  Dunfermline  Chapel- 
of-Ease  16th  Feb.  1780 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
(assistant  and  successor)  13th  June  1781 ; 
trans,  to  Neilston  18th  March  1785 ;  pres. 
by  Archibald  Speirs  of  Elderslie ;  trans,  and 
re-adm.  here,  1st  Sept.  1797.  [The  presenta- 
tion was  disputed  by  Malcolm  Fleming  of 
Barrochan,  the  next  patron,  who  maintained 
that  Speirs  having  presented  M.  once, 
could  not  do  so  a  second  time ;  but  the 
Court  of  Session  decided  unanimously  in 
S.'s  favour] ;  D.D.  (Glasgow,  1st  Aug. 
1820) ;  died  Father  of  the  Church  18th 
Jan.  1843.  He  marr.  28th  Aug.  1786,  Ann 
(died  2nd  Aug.  1848,  aged  86),  daugh.  and 
heiress  of  George  Cunningham  of  Mcnk- 
redding,  and  had  issue — John,  M.A.,  M.D., 
HE.I.C.S.,  born  15th  June  1787,  died  at 
Aurungabad,  India,  1st  July  1815  ;  George 
Cunningham,  M.A.,  M.D.,  distinguished 
oculist,  author  of  a  Manual  of  the  Diseases 
of  the  Human  Eye  (2  vols.  1821),  born  4th 
Dec.  1788,  died  25th  Jan.  1828;  James, 
M.A.,  writer,  Glasgow,  born  31st  Aug. 
1790,  died  5th  July  1857;  Janet,  born  8th 
Sept.  1792  (marr.  Robert  Douglas,  min.  of 
Kilbarchan) ;  Margaret,  born  23rd  May 
1794,  died  26th  April  1836  ;  Ann,  born  14th 
Aug.  1796  (marr.  James  Thomson,  Wood- 
foot);  Agnes  born  5th  Feb.  1801,  died  11th 
Feb.  1807.  Publications — The  Divine  Pre- 
cepts and  Promises  with  the  Dispensations 
of  Providence,  the  Continual  Source  of  In- 
struction and  Comfort  to  the  Church,  a 
sermon  (Glasgow,  1785) ;  Accounts  of 
Neilston,  and  of  Houston  and  Killellan 
(Sinclair's  Ace,  ii.,  and  Nev)  Stat.  Ace,  vii.). 
— [Chambers's  Biog.  Diet.,  iv. ;  Crawfurd's 
Hist.] 

PETER  DALE,  born  1808  ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  ord.  to  Miln- 
gavie  2nd  Dec.  1841 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
5th  Sept.  1843;  died  11th  Dec.  1856.  He 
marr.  26th  Oct.  1843,  Margaret  Hay,  who 


1843 


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141 


died  18th  Nov.  1895,  and  had  issue— George 
Hay,  born  24th  Aug.  1844 ;  Jessie  Walker, 
born  10th  April  1846 ;  John  William,  born 
30th  Jan.  1849 ;  Elizabeth  Mary,  born  10th 
June  1851 ;  Wilhelmina  Fleming,  born  23rd 
Sept.  1852,  died  1st  Oct.  1853. 


^GEORGE  STEWART  BURNS,   trans. 
.„_,_     from    Newton-uponAyr,    and    adm. 
16th    July    1857;    trans,    to    First 
Charge,  Montrose,  12th  Feb.  1863. 


1863 


ALEXANDER  M'LAREN,  born 
Stirkoke,  Caithness,  28th  Dec. 
1830,  son  of  James  M.  and  Mary 
Greenlaw ;  educated  at  Reay  School  and 
Univ.  of  St  Andrews ;  MA.  (1849) ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  St  Andrews  13th  June  1853 ; 
assistant  at  Bonhill  and  Selkirk ;  ord.  to 
St  Cuthbert's  Chapel-of-Ease,  Edinburgh, 
[now  Buccleuch  Parish]  5th  March  1857 ; 
trans,  and  adm.  17th  Sept.  1863  j  D.D.  (St 
Andrews  1888);  died  23rd  March  1890. 
He  marr.  1st  June  1858,  Ann  Taylor  (died 
4th  Sept.  1892),  daugh.  of  William  Bell, 
Ceres,  and  had  issue — James,  law  clerk, 
born  18th  March  1859,  died  20th  April 
1890;  William  Bell,  bank  clerk,  born  6th 
March  1860;  Alexander,  born  11th  June 
1862  ;  Charles  Lucius,  min.  of  Eckford. 


DANIEL  KIRKWOOD,  born  Inkerman, 

1890     19tl1  Jan"  1865,  son  of  William  K- 
and   Sarah   Park ;    educated  at  the 

John  Neilson  Academy,  Paisley,  and  Univ. 

of    Glasgow;     MA.    (1887),    B.D.   (1890); 

licen.    by   Presb.    of    Paisley ;    ord.    17th 

Sept.    1890 ;    took    charge  of   the   Dooars 

Mission,    India,    1903-4 ;     died    7th    Nov. 

1916.     He  marr.  18th  Aug.  1897,  Christina 

Dykes,   third    daugh.    of    James   Fleming 

Coates,   Penicuik,   and    had    issue  —  Jean 

Vallance,   born    5th   Nov.   1898;    William 

Park,  born  1st  Oct.  1901. 


GEORGE    MUIR,    M.A.,  B.D.;    trans. 
iqi7     from  Bargrennan  {q.v.  vol.  ii.,  359), 
and  adm.  18th  May  1917. 


KILLELLAN. 

[The  church  of  Killellan,  which  now 
stands  ruined  in  the  churchyard,  was 
dedicated  to  St  Fillan.  It  belonged  to 
the  Abbey  of  Paisley.  Near  it  is  the  old 
manse,  a  characteristic  residence  of  the 
seventeenth  century.  Not  far  off  are  St 
Fillan's  Well,  and  a  large  stone  called  St 
Fillan's  seat.  Beside  the  church,  in  times 
of  old,  St  Fillan's  Fair  was  held  annually.] 

ROBERT  COOK,  exhorter  in  1567  ;  had 

1573     Houston    also    in    his    charge   Nov. 

1572 ;    pres.   to   vicarage   by  James 

VI.  11th  Oct.  1573  ;   trans,  to  Kilbarchan 

in  1575. 

ROBERT  MAXWELL,  app.  reader  at 
15?5  Kilmacolm  1st  May  1572;  pres.  to 
vicarage  by  James  VI.  24th  Jan. 
1575;  MA.  (Glasgow  1578);  still  min.  in 
1599.  He  marr.,  and  had  issue — Robert ; 
Bartholomew. — [Reg.  Assig.;  G.  R.  Inhib., 
v.,  199  ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  clxxxiv.,  153.] 

GEORGE  SEMPILL,  formerly  of  Hous- 

1600      t0Un  '    PreS"    18t^    "^e0,    1599 '    acmi- 

after  16th  Sept.  1600,  but  discharged 
by  the  Synod  on  account  of  opposition  of 
the  parishioners.  The  Assembly  on  16th 
Sept.  1602  absolved  him  from  all  charges 
made  against  him,  but  ordered  him  to 
demit.  On  17th  May  1604,  he  was  dep. 
by  the  Presb.  for  "  ryving  thrie  leives  out 
of  the  Presbytery  book."  He  returned 
before  Sept.  1606,  but  was  suspended 
3rd  Nov.  1613  by  the  Archbishop  and 
Commissioners  of  the  Presb.  for  "his 
slanderous  lyfe,  erroneus  doctrine,  selling 
of  the  sacraments,  tying  of  marriage  and 
baptism  to  the  Sabbath  and  abuse  of 
discipline,"  which  sentence  was  on  3rd 
Nov.  1614  continued  to  a  future  day.  He 
died  at  Paisley,  June  1632,  leaving  his 
estate  for  decorating  the  kirk,  helping 
the  almshouse,  the  widow  and  fatherless, 
and  to  "  end  out  Camrene  burn  brig." — 
[Glasg.  Tests. ;  Hamilton's  Descrip. ;  Pont's 
Ctmningham.] 


W. 


K1LLELLAN 


[PKESB.    OF 


JOHN  CUNN1NGHAME,  M.A. ;  trans. 

from   Houston ;    had   a   manse   and 

glebe  assigned  to  him  by  the  Presb. 

16th  Feb.  1602 ;  trans,  to  Dairy,  Ayrshire, 

after  21st  June  1604.— [G.  B.  Inhib.,  v.,  199.] 

GEORGE    SEMPILL,  above  men- 
1606    tioned. 

JOHN   HAY,  adm.  in   1616;   trans,   to 
1616     Paisley  21st  May  1627. 

MATTHEW  BRISBANE,  ord.  in  1627  ; 
1627    trans,  to  Erskine  8th  Sept.  1642. 

*  ROBERT  BRISBANE,  M.A.  (Glasgow, 

1643     26tl1   July   1637);    Pres-  by   Patrick 
Fleming  of  Barrochan  ;  ord.  4th,  and 
inst.  16th  May  1643  ;  dep.  about  1649. 

JAMES  HUTCHISON,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1649  1^45) ;  became  chaplain  in  the  family 
of  Drummond  of  Riccarton ;  called 
unanimously ;  ord.  13th  Nov.  1649 ; 
deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  11th  June, 
and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st  Oct. 
1662 ;  had  an  indulgence  from  Privy 
Council  3rd  Sept.  1672 ;  accused  of  not 
obeying  its  commands  22nd  Oct.  1674 ; 
the  Council  had  his  indulgence  withdrawn 
6th  Oct.  1684  for  not  reading  the  procla- 
mation regarding  the  Ryehouse  Plot.  He 
returned  in  1687  after  the  Toleration  had 
been  granted ;  was  called  in  Aug.,  and 
trans,  to  Eaglesham  2nd  Oct.  1688,  but 
the  trans,  was  declared  void  by  the  Synod 
2nd  April  1689 ;  restored  here  by  Act  of 
Parliament  25th  April  1690;  died  25th 
Feb.  1706,  aged  80.  He  marr.  Margaret 
Gilhagie,  who  died  15th  Jan.  1710,  and 
had  issue  —  Christian  (marr.  Alexander 
Muir,  min.  of  Rutherglen).  —  [Wodrow's 
Hist.,  i.,  327 ;  Bass  Bock ;  Maitland's 
Miscell. ;  Tombst. ;  Hamilton's  Descrip.; 
Crawfurd's  Hist.] 

GEORGE  WILSON,  adm.  before  31st 
Aug.  1665 ;  adm.  to  Dundonald 
before  28th  Jan.  1667. 

y  GEORGE  BIRNIE,  a  native  of  Banff; 
educated  at  King's  College,  Aber- 
deen;     M.A.     (27th     April     1659); 

became  schoolmaster  of  Culsalmond ;   coll. 

and  ord.  at  Edinburgh  7th,  and  adm.  28th 


1667 


Jan.  1667 ;  dep.  by  Alexander,  Bishop  of 
Glasgow,  Sept.  1670 ;  restored  to  the 
ministry  before  9th  April  1671 ;  became 
schoolmaster  of  Logie  Durno  previous  to 
2nd  Jan.  1676,  and  of  Kintore  28th  Dec. 
1678. — \0yne  Sess.  Bee. ;  Wodrow's  Hist., 
ii.,  176.] 

JAMES    HUTCHISON,    M.A. ;    above 
1672    mentioned. 

THOMAS  RUTHERFORD,  M.A.  (Glas- 

1686  gow'  27tk  ^U^  l6^);  passed  trials 
before  Presb. ;  got  a  certificate  for 

ordination  and  was  inst.  18th  May  1686 ; 
deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  restoring 
Presbyterian  mins.  25th  April  1690. 

JAMES    HUTCHISON,    M.A. ;    above 

1687  mentioned. 

JOHN  FORK,  educated  at  Univ.  of 
1708  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley 
13th  Nov.  1706;  called  29th  Oct. 
1707 ;  ord.  6th  May  1708 ;  died  21st  Nov. 
1727,  aged  56.  He  marr.  July  1718,  Janet 
Davidson  (who  survived  him,  marr.  (2) 
Thomas  Orr,  writer,  Glasgow,  and  died 
9th  Jan.  1741),  and  had  issue  —  John, 
buried  26th  Nov.  1733 ;  Janet,  buried  14th 
April  1729.— [Glasg.  Tests.] 

-PATRICK  BRUCE,  born  11th  April 
1729  1^92,  son  of  James  B.,  min.  of  Killy- 
leagh,  Ireland,  and  grandson  of 
Michael  B.,  min.  of  Anwoth ;  ord.  min.  of 
a  Presbyterian  congregation  at  Drumbo, 
Ireland,  12th  June  1717 ;  pres.  by  William 
Fleming  of  Barrochan  April  1728;  adm. 
15th  Feb.  1729;  trans,  to  Killyleagh  14th 
Oct.  1730 ;  died  9th  April  1732.  He  marr. 
Margaret,  daugh.  of  James  Hamilton  of 
Ladyland,  and  had  issue,  three  sons  and 
four  daughs.  —  [Playfair's  Baronet.,  ii.  ; 
Wodrow's  Anal. ;  Crawfurd's  Hist.] 

WILLIAM  POLLOCK,  M.A.  (Glasgow, 
29th  April  1718);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Paisley  15th  Nov.  1727;  called 
5th  July,  and  ord.  23rd  Sept.  1731  ;  died 
15th  March  1743,  aged  about  45.  He  marr. 
Barbara  Fleming,  who  survived  him. — 
[Glasg.  Tests. ;  Tombst. ;  Wodrow's  Anal.] 


paisley] 


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143 


ALEXANDER  SCOTT,  called  18th  Oct. 

1744     1743>  ord-  2Gt]l  APril  1744'  trans- 
to  Inverkip  18th  Feb.  1747. 

JOHN  MONTEATH,  pres.  by  William 

1748     Fleming  of  Barrochan  in  1747;  ord. 

11th  Feb.  1748  ;  removed  to  Houston 

in   1771   in   terms   of  Act  of  1754  uniting 

these  parishes. 

HOWWOOD  (Q.S.). 

[The  General  Assembly  granted  a  con- 
stitution to  a  chapel  here  called  Elliotstoun 
on  28th  May  1838.  It  was  rebuilt  in  1858. 
The  parish  was  disjoined  from  Lochwinnoch 
and  Kilbarchan  by  the  Court  of  Teinds, 
15th  July  1904.] 

WILLIAM  LYTTEIL  [LITTLE],  born 
Millport,  9th  June  1832,  eldest  son 
of  Neil  L.,  shoemaker;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1856);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Greenock  in  1862 ;  in  charge 
of  Howwood  Chapel,  1862-7 ;  sometime 
assistant  at  Fyvie,  Spott,  and  Livingston ; 
ord.  to  the  Scots  Kirk,  Longtown,  Cumber- 
land, 23rd  June  1880  ;  dem.  in  1887  ;  went 
to  U.S.A.,  and  was  min.  at  Taymouth, 
Michigan,  1887-92 ;  retired  and  settled  at 
Stravannan,  Brier  Co.,  Michigan,  U.S.A. ; 
died  in  1918.  He  marr.  1881,  Isabella, 
daugh.  of  Thomas  Brown,  tailor,  Biggar, 
and  had  issue — Reginald  William,  who  died 
in  his  25th  year.  Publications — Landmarks 
of  Scottish  Life  and  Language  (Edinburgh, 
1877) ;  The  Cumbraes  (Carlisle,  1886) ; 
Battling  in  the  Bush  (1909).— [The  Scottish 
American  (26th  May  1909).]. 

JOHN  KAY,  born  Muthill,  Perthshire, 
son  of  Peter  K.,  farmer ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Auchterarder  1st  July  1867 ; 
missionary  at  Howwood,  1867-8;  ord.  31st 
July  1868 ;  res.  10th  Sept.  1872 ;  min. 
successively  at  Port  Austin,  Michigan, 
U.S.A. ;  Milverton  (Presb.  of  Stratford) ; 
Ontario,  Canada ;  Toronto,  Canada ; 
Norwich,  Ontario ;  and  again  at  Port 
Austin ;  retired  about  1907.  Marr.  1872, 
Catherine  Ogilvie,  Glasgow,  and  has  issue 
— Edith ;  Mary ;  John,  min.  at  Tara, 
Canada. 


1867 


ROBERT    NEILL    RAE,    M.A. ;    ord. 
1873     30t^  ^an'   18?3j    trans,  to   Macleod 
Parish,  Glasgow,  1st  May  1879. 

ALEXANDER  SINCLAIR  NICOL, 
187g  ord.  20th  Aug.  1879;  trans,  to 
Cummertrees  10th  Feb.  1881.  [In 
Vol.  ii.,  p.  244,  delete  line  8—"  died  at 
Bournemouth,  25th  Nov.  1916,"  and  add 
"died  20th  March  1920,"  and  to  line  11— 
"  Sybil,  born  20th  Feb.  1886."] 

CHARLES  FAWNS  JACK,  M.A. ;  ord. 

1881     25t^  ^U^  1881  '  trans-  t0  Robertson 
Memorial  Parish,  Glasgow,  4th  Jan. 
1883. 

WILLIAM   CARRICK  MILLER,  ord. 
188S     16th  May  1883;  trans,  to  St  Mar- 
garet's, Hawick,  3rd  Nov.  1886. 

JOHN  GILBERT,  born  Wishaw,  15th 

1887  ^ct'  1855'  son  °^  William  G.  and 
Annie  Kirk  wood ;  educated  at 
Wishaw  Academy  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
M.A.  (1882),  B.D.  (1886);  assistant  at 
Milton  Parish,  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Paisley  24th  Feb.  1887 ;  ord.  8th  March 
1887 ;  adm.  first  min.  of  the  parish  16th 
July  1904.  Marr.  1st  July  1905,  Alice 
Annie,  daugh.  of  Henry  Brook,  s.p. 


INCHINNAN,  ok  KILINNAN. 

[The  vicarage  of  Inchinnan  belonged  to 
the  Knights  Templars,  and,  after  the  dis- 
solution of  the  Order  of  the  Temple,  to 
the  Knights  Hospitallers  of  St  John.  The 
parish  church  was  dedicated  to  St  Conal, 
but  there  was  probably  an  earlier  dedication 
to  St  Inan.  Of  St  Conal's  Cross,  an  ancient 
structure  which  stood  near  the  church,  the 
base  only  now  remains.  A  piece  of  land 
called  the  Lady  Acre,  now  held  by  the 
minister,  formed  of  old  the  endowment  of 
an  Altar  of  St  Mary  in  the  church.  Inch- 
innan church  was  rebuilt  in  1828,  but  the 
structure  then  erected  has  given  place  to 
a  much  finer  parish  church  built  by 
Archibald,  Lord  Blythswood,  in  1904.] 

WILLIAM  JACKSON,  reader  Nov. 
1567     1567. 


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[PRESB.  OF 


BERNARD  PEEBLES,  vicar  in   1568 ; 
1574    reader,  1574  to  1579. 

GABRIEL  MAXWELL,  son  of  John 
M.  of  Pottarhill,  and  nephew  of 
Thomas  Jack,  min.  of  Eastwood ; 
reader  at  Paisley,  1578-80,  and  in  this  parish, 
1580-8  ;  pres.  to  the  vicarage  by  James  VI. 
9th  Sept.  1580,  and  18th  Dec.  1583;  died 
April  1621. — [Beg.  Assig.;  Glasg.  Tests.] 

THOMAS  LAW  of  Ballarnock,  son  of 
James  L.,  Archbishop  of  Glasgow ; 
on  the  exercise  of  the  Presb.  there 
19th  April  1620  ;  min.  in  1626  ;  dep.  in  1648 
"for  malignancy  and  other  scandals  "  ;  died 
May  1649.  He  marr.  24th  April  1621, 
Jean,  fourth  daugh.  of  Sir  Robert  Hamilton 
of  Goslington,  who  survived  him,  and  had 
issue — Robert,  min.  of  New  Kilpatrick, 
served  heir  4th  Feb.  1657 ;  John,  min.  of 
Campsie  ;  Thomas  ;  James. 

JAMES  WALLACE,  M.A.  (Edinburgh, 
1649  ^U^  1643) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley 
24th  Aug.  1648  ;  ord.  10th  May  1649  ; 
not  conforming  to  Episcopacy  he  was 
deprived  in  1663,  and  apparently  again 
16th  July  1671  ;  declined  an  indulgence 
at  Neilston  3rd  Sept.  1672.  He  was 
accused  at  the  Synod  22nd  Oct.  1674  of 
holding  conventicles  in  Killellan  parish, 
and  of  preaching  at  the  house  of  Ferme. 
He  returned  here  about  30th  July  1689,' 
and  probably  dem.  before  14th  May  1690; 
died  in  1692,  aged  about  69.  He  marr. 
Elizabeth,  widow  of  John  Baillie,  min.  of 
Cambuslang,  and  daugh.  of  Henry  Gibson, 
town  clerk  of  Glasgow,  who,  with  her 
husband,  gave  a  renunciation  of  the  lands 
of  Auchinkill  to  John,  Earl  of  Wigtown,  1st 
Jan.  1666.— [<?.  R.  Sas.,  xiii.,  343;  G.  R. 
Jnhib.,  30th  May  1670.] 

JAMES  FINDLAY  or  FINLAY,  M.A. ; 
1665     orc*-  before  24th  Aug.  1665  ;  trans,  to 
Glasford  after  28th  Feb.  1667. 

WILLIAM  STEWART,  son  of  John  S., 

^     min.  of  Bonhill ;  educated  at  Univ. 

of    Glasgow ;    M.A.  (1657) ;    had    a 

testimonial  for  ordination  15th  Aug.  1667; 

inst.  before  24th  Oct.  that  year.     The  Privy 

Council  proposed  to  settle  him  at  Gretna 


3rd  Sept.  1672,  but  this  was  not  carried 
out.  His  name  disappears  from  the  Presb. 
Register  at  7th  Sept.  1687.  He  was 
deprived  in  1689 ;  died  in  1691.  He  marr. 
Janet  (buried  17th  Jan.  1721),  daugh.  of 
James  Taylor,  min.  of  Mearns. — [Glasg. 
Tests.;  Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii.,  202.] 

JAMES    WALLACE,    above   men- 
1689    tioned. 

JOHN  STIRLING,  ord.  7th  May  1691 ; 
1691     trans,  to  Greenock  in  1694. 

ROBERT  MACAULAY,  ord.  9th  Sept. 
16gl7     1697 ;     trans,    to    Second    Charge, 
Stirling,  3rd  Oct.  1706. 

MATTHEW  CRAWFORD  or  CRAU- 
1710  FURD,  called  12th  Aug.  1709 ;  ord. 
11th  May  1710 ;  app.  Professor  of 
Ecclesiastical  History  in  the  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh  (q.v.)  16th  June,  and  dem.  11th 
Oct.  1721. 

PATRICK  MAXWELL,  born  1689,  son 
1722  °^  R°bert  M.,  merchant,  Glasgow  ; 
M.A.  (Glasgow,  1st  July  1710) ;  pres. 
by  James,  Duke  of  Montrose  ;  ord.  3rd  May 
1722 ;  died  16th  Jan.  1749.  He  marr.  1727, 
Janet  (died  22nd  March  1772),  daugh.  of 
Thomas  Thomson,  merchant,  Glasgow,  and 
had  issue — Robert,  died  Jan.  1737  ;  Thomas, 
min.  of  Stewarton  ;  Patrick,  born  12th  Jan. 
1734,  died  9th  Jan.  1737  ;  Margaret,  born 
1736  (marr.  Thomas  Allison,  merchant, 
Glasgow);  Eupham,  born  28th  Sept.  1738 
(marr.  18th  Nov.  1765,  Gilbert  Lang,  min. 
of  Largs) ;  Robert,  at  Cape  Coast  Castle, 
born  15th  March  1741— [M'Ure's  Glasg. ; 
Pollok  Papers,  i. ;  Tombst. ;  Hector's 
Judicial  Records,  iii.] 

ARCHIBALD  SMITH,  possibly  son  of 
7  Archibald  S.,  writer,  Edinburgh ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Paisley  3rd  March  1748 ;  pres. 
by  James  Campbell  of  Blythswood,  and 
ord.  13th  Feb.  1750;  died  unmarr.  28th 
Aug.  1760. 

ARCHIBALD  DAVIDSON,  trans,  from 
1761  Second  Charge,  Paisley  Abbey ;  pres. 
by  John  Campbell  of  Blythswood 
17th  Dec.  1760  ;  adm.  20th  Oct.  1761 ;  app. 
Principal  of  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow  (q.v.) 
dem.  25th  Oct.  1786. 


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145 


1791 


t  THOMAS  BURNS,  pres.  by  Colonel 
John  Campbell  of  Blythswood,  and 
adm.   23rd   March   1787 ;    trans,    to 

Renfrew  5th  Aug.  1790. 

WILLIAM  HARDIE,  eldest  son  of 
William  H.,  farmer,  Gargunnock ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
Keen,  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  1st  Oct.  1783  ; 
pres.  by  the  Commissioner  for  Colonel  John 
Campbell  of  Blythswood,  and  ord.  21st 
Feb.  1791 ;  died  unmarr.  18th  June  1792. 

WILLIAM  RICHARDSON,  born  Glas- 
gow, second  son  of  James  R.,  tanner, 
and  nephew  of  William  R.,  Professor 

of  Humanity  in  the  Univ.  of    Glasgow ; 

educated    at    Univ.    of    Glasgow;    M.A. 

(1785) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Hamilton  25th 

Aug.   1789 ;    pres.  by  John    Campbell    of 

Blythswood;    ord.  5th  April   1793;    D.D. 

(Glasgow,  14th  March  1816) ;  dem.  6th  Feb. 

1822  ;  died  unmarr.  10th  Jan.  1845. 


1822 


LAURENCE  LOCKHART  of  Milton- 
Lockhart  and  Germiston,  born  29th 
Dec.  1795,  third  son  of  John  L., 
D.D.,  min.  of  Blackfriars'  Parish,  Glasgow, 
brother  of  John  Gibson  L.,  biographer  of 
Sir  Walter  Scott;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  2nd 
Jan.  1822  ;  pres.  by  Archibald  Campbell  of 
Blythswood  13th  April,  and  ord.  13th  Aug. 
1822;  D.D.  (Glasgow,  1st  May  1849); 
dem.  18th  Oct.  1860;  died  16th  April 
1876.  He  marr.  (1)  16th  Sept.  1825,  Louisa 
(died  16th  Nov.  1847),  only  daugh.  of  David 
Blair,  merchant,  Glasgow,  and  had  issue — 
John  Somerville,  born  9th  Oct.  1826,  died  at 
Madeira,  28th  Feb.  1848 ;  Janet  Margaret, 
born  22nd  Feb.  1828,  died  17th  Feb.  1847  ; 
Major-Gen.  David  Blair  of  Milton-Lockhart, 
born  19th  Aug.  1829,  died  s.p.  14th  Jan. 
1906 ;  Lieut. -Col.  Laurence  William  Max- 
well, M.A.  (Cantab.),  served  in  the  Crimean 
War ;  Times  correspondent  in  Franco- 
Prussian  War  in  1870 ;  novelist,  author  of 
Fair  to  See ;  Doubles  and  Quits,  etc.,  born 
9th  April  1831,  died  at  Mentone,  23rd 
March  1882  ;  Elizabeth  Catherine,  born  5th 
Jan.  1833,  died  unmarried  1898 ;  Louisa 
Matilda,  born  31st  July  1834  (marr.  9th 
Oct.  1863,  Thomas  Rudd) ;  Violet  Sophia, 

VOL.  III. 


born  3rd  Dec.  1836  (marr.  1860,  Thomas 
Maxwell,  M.D.,  Bengal  Army),  died  8th 
Feb.  1914 ;  Mary  Veronica,  born  17th  Feb. 
1839,  died  17th  April  1848;  General  Sir 
William  Stephen  Alexander,  G.C.B., 
K.C.S.I.,  Commander-in-Chief  of  the  army 
in  India,  1895-1900,  born  2nd  Sept.  1841, 
died  18th  March  1900  ;  Robert  Thomas,  born 
19th  Jan.  1846,  died  25th  Dec.  1855  :  (2)  5th 
Feb.  1849,  Marion  (died  22nd  April  1902), 
eldest  daugh.  of  William  Maxwell  of  Dar- 
gavel,  and  had  issue—Mary  Nina  Maxwell, 
born  18th  April  1850,  died  28th  March  1854 ; 
James  Somerville,  born  18th  Oct.  1851 ; 
Alexander  Francis  Maxwell,  born  12th 
July  1854 ;  Walter  Somerville,  born  12th 
Aug.  1856,  merchant,  Rangoon,  afterwards 
Johannesburg.  Publications — Tracts  for 
the  Times  (Paisley,  1843) ;  Address  to  the 
People  of  Inchinnan  on  the  Present  Troubles 
of  the  Church  (Paisley,  1843) ;  Facts  not 
Falsehoods  (Edinburgh,  1845) ;  Answer  to 
the  Protest  of  the  Free  Church  (Edinburgh, 
1846);  Sermon  X.  [Church  of  Scotland 
Pulpit,  ii.];  Account  of  the  Parish  {New 
Stat.  Ace,  vii.). 

ROBERT  GILLAN,  born  1st  Oct.  1799, 
1861  son  °^  R°Dert;  GKj  min.  of  Hawick ; 
educated  at  High  School  and  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Selkirk 
7th  July  1829  ;  ord.  min.  of  a  Presbyterian 
Church  at  Stamfordham,  Northumberland, 
27th  Oct.  1830;  trans,  to  South  Shields  in 
1833;  trans,  to  Holy  town  26th  Oct.  1837; 
trans,  to  Wishaw  27th  Dec.  1842  ;  trans,  to 
Abbotshall  7th  Sept.  1843;  trans,  to  St 
John's,  Glasgow,  25th  Feb.  1847;  D.D. 
(Glasgow,  1853) ;  pres.  by  Archibald  Camp- 
bell of  Blythswood  31st  Oct.  1860;  trans. 
and  adm.  10th  Jan.  1861 ;  Moderator  of 
Assembly  22nd  May  1873;  died  1st  Nov. 
1879.  He  marr.  (1)  7th  Oct.  1833,  Anne 
(died  23rd  Jan.  1847),  daugh.  of  George 
Green,  Staley,  Hexham,  and  had  issue — 
George  Green,  D.D.,  min.  of  Carmunnock  ; 
Robert,  born  30th  June  1836 ;  Campbell, 
merchant,  Glasgow,  born  16th  July  1838 ; 
Mary  Jane,  born  9th  June  1841 ;  Hamilton 
Belhaven,  born  8th  April  1844  (marr.  W.  W. 
Farquharson)  died  30th  Nov.  1919;  Anne 
Green  :  (2)  13th  June  1848,  Laura  Gillam 


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146 


INC  HINN  AN— JOHNSTONE 


[PRESB.  OF 


(died  6th  Nov.  1885),  daugh.  of  John 
Buttery  of  Woodville.  Publications — Four 
Single  Sermons  (Edinburgh,  1852;  Glasgow, 
1855) ;  The  Decalogue,  a  Series  of  Dis- 
courses on  the  Ten  Commandments  (Glasgow, 
1856) ;  Sermon  II.  (Church  of  Scot.  Pidpit, 
ii.).— [The  Border  Almanac,  1880.] 

ROBERT  M'CLELLAND,  born  Girvan, 
1880  Ayrshire,  7th  July  1849,  son  of 
Charles  M.  and  Mary  Scott ;  edu- 
cated at  parish  schools  of  Maybole  and 
Barr,  Church  of  Scotland  Normal  School, 
and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Hamilton  in  1878;  ord.  5th  March  1880; 
chaplain  to  the  Forces,  South  Africa  1900-2  ; 
died  1st  March  1919.  Marr.  18th  July 
1882,  Isabella  Coutts  (died  15th  Feb.  1918), 
daugh.  of  William  Corson,  min.  of  Girvan, 
and  has  issue — William  Corson,  lieut.,  A. 
and  S.  Highlanders,  born  19  th  July  1886 ; 
Charles  Steen,  born  27th  June  1889,  killed 
in  action  in  the  Dardanelles,  28th  June 
1915 ;  Robert  Scott,  B.D.,  min.  of  Dollar, 
born  9th  Dec.  1890.  Publications — Heroes 
and  Gentlemen :  An  Army  Chaplain's 
Experiences  (Paisley,  1902) ;  The  Church 
and  Parish  of  Inchinnan  (Paisley,  1905); 
Bees  in  a  Bar-Framed  Hive  (S.P.C.K.,  n.d.). 


1919 


FREDERICK  ALEXANDER  STEU- 
ART,  born  at  sea,  31st  May  1885, 
son  of  John  A.  S.,  novelist,  and  Annie 
Maude,  daughter  of  John  Craig,  Coleraine  ; 
educated  at  Univs.  of  London  (B.A.  1908), 
Glasgow  (B.D.,  1911),  Berlin  and  Heidel- 
berg; licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  May 
1911 ;  ord.  to  Craigrownie  13th  May  1913  ; 
lecturer  to  Palestine  Exploration  Fund  in 
1915 ;  trans,  and  adm.  10th  Sept.  1919. 
Marr.  2nd  Sept.  1913,  Marie  Louise,  only 
daugh.  of  William  Cole  Dickenson, 
Williamsburg,  Virginia,  U.S.A. 


JOHNSTONE  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  built  here  in  1792,  was  greatly 
renovated  in  1877.  On  31st  May  1834  a 
chapel  constitution  was  granted  to  the 
charge.  The  parish  was  disjoined  from 
that  of  Paisley  by  decree  of  the  Court  of 
Teinds,  1st  March  1865.] 


1804 


JAMES  WEIR,  eldest  son  of  Walter  W., 
17g7     farmer,  Cumbernauld ;   educated   at 

Univ.    of    Glasgow;     M.A.    (1787) 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  16th  Oct.  1789 
elected  3rd  April  1795  ;  ord.  1st  June  1797 
dem.  1st  July  1801,  and  entered  the  Army 
as  a  private  soldier. 

MATTHEW  GRAHAM,  ord.  20th  Jan. 
1802     1802  >  adm.  to  Calton  Chapel-of-Ease, 
Glasgow,  19th  Jan.  1804. 

ANDREW  HARLEY,  born  Paisley, 
1764,  eldest  son  of  David  H., 
weaver ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  6th  Nov. 
1799 ;  ord.  to  Catrine  Chapel  15th  May 
1800 ;  adm.  here  26th  April  1804 ;  died 
unmarr.  30th  July  1807.  Publication — 
Sermons  (Glasgow,  1808). — [Religious  Moni- 
tor, vi.] 

ALEXANDER  TELFER,  born  Laming- 
ton,  1782,  fifth  son  of  John  T. ; 
educated  at  High  School  and  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley 
26th  Sept.  1804;  elected  28th  Sept.,  and 
ord.  16th  Dec.  1807 ;  died  21st  July  1840. 
He  marr.  7th  Oct.  1808,  Helen  (died  7th 
Sept.  1857),  daugh.  of  Thomas  Gray,  min. 
of  Broughton. 


1807 


1841 


JOHN  REID,  born  1800,  son  of  John 
R.,  farmer,  The  Burn,  Tarbolton, 
and  Jean  Ronald,  celebrated  by 
Burns  [in  his  verses  "  The  Ronalds  of  the 
Bennals"];  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh 
and  United  Secession  Divinity  Hall  there 
ord.  min.  of  the  United  Secession  Congre 
gation,  Dairy  (Galloway),  8th  Oct.  1829 
dem.  his  charge  and  had  his  name  erased 
from  the  Presb.  Roll  8th  July  1833 
preached  for  a  time  in  connection  with 
the  United  Christian  Church,  Heriot 
Bridge,  Edinburgh.  Joined  the  Original 
Burgher  Synod  23rd  Jan.  1838,  and  adm. 
to  Bathgate  Feb.  1839.  Joined  the  Church 
of  Scotland  in  1839,  and  adm.  here  22nd 
April  1841 ;  trans,  to  the  Scots  Church, 
Oldham  Street,  Liverpool,  9th  April  1845. 
He  went  to  Australia  in  1852 ;  was  min. 
at  Essendon  and  North  Melbourne ;  also 
sometime  colleague  to  John  Dunmore 
Lang,  D.D.,  of  the  Scots  Church,  Sydney^ 


paisley] 


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147 


and  latterly  ruin,  of  the  Mariners'  Church, 
Sydney.  He  died  18th  June  1867,  and 
was  buried  at  Rookwood.  Dr  Hamilton, 
historian  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  of 
Victoria,  says  of  him  that  "his  gifts  in 
the  pulpit  were  very  attractive ;  his 
oratory  was  of  a  superior  order,  and  he 
was  well  qualified  to  take  a  prominent 
position  in  the  Church."  He  marr. 
Marion  Crybbrace  (died  18th  June  1885), 
and  had  issue — John,  shipping  agent, 
Newcastle,  N.S.W. ;  William  Ferguson ; 
Hugh  Ronald,  manager,  Melbourne 
Shipping  Co.,  died  in  1910 ;  Mark  Watt ; 
Sir  George  Houston,  G.C.B.,  K.C.M.G., 
D.C.L.,  LL.D.,  K.C.,  M.P.,  Prime  Minister 
of  Australia  1904-5,  born  25th  Feb.  1845, 
died  12th  Sept.  1918  ;  Mary  Eliza  ;  Marion 
Jane. — [Wallace's  Burns,  i.,  61 ;  Sir  George 
Reid's  My  Reminiscences ;  Small's  Hist,  of 
U.P.  Congregations,  i.,  710 ;  Cameron  s 
Centenary  Hist,  of  Presbyterian  Church  in 
New  South  Wales,  i.,  27  ;  Hamilton's  Hist, 
of  the  Presbyterian  Church  of  Victoria.'] 


1846 


HUGH    PARK,  ord.  26th    Jan.    1846; 
trans,   to    Cumbernauld    16th    Nov. 


1848. 


JOHN  MEIN  AUSTIN,  ord.  2nd  May 
1849  ;  trans,  to  St  Mary's,  Dumfries, 
7th  May  1852. 

WILLIAM  GAFF,  born  New  Monkland, 
1852  1825,  son  of  James  G.  and  Jane 
Cunningham ;  educated  at  New 
Monkland  School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Greenock  in  1850 ; 
assistant  at  Greenock ;  ord.  1st  Dec. 
1852 ;  adm.  first  min.  of  the  parish  5th 
April  1865;  died  7th  July  1872.  He 
marr.  Margaret  Leggat  -or  M'Gregor,  who 
died  sj).  three  days  after  her  husband. 

JOHN  FERGUSON,  ord.    nth   Sept. 
1873     18^3 '    trans,   to   Townhead    Parish, 
Glasgow,  21st  Sept.  1876. 

GEORGE  CARRUTHERS,  M.A.,  B.D. ; 
1877     trans,  from  South  Dalziel,  and  adm. 
11th  Jan.   1877;    trans,   to   Falkirk 
27th  Sept.  1888. 


WILLIAM  MACLOY,  born  Garvagh, 
1889  ^°'  Londonderry,  25th  Dec.  1838, 
son  of  Robert  M.  and  Isabella 
M'Neary ;  educated  at  Queen's  College, 
Belfast ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Coleraine  ;  ord. 
to  Wellington  Street  Church,  Ballymena, 
Co.  Antrim;  31st  March  1863;  dem.  9th 
Aug.  1881 ;  min.  of  Free  Middle  Church, 
Paisley,  1881-82;  adm.  to  New  Parish, 
Rothesay,  8th  May  1882 ;  min.  of  Rodney 
Street  Church.  Liverpool,  18th  May  1886; 
adm.  here  7th  Feb.  1889;  died  2nd  April 
1909.  He  marr.  4th  Feb.  1885,  Emily,  daugh. 
of  Robert  Robinson,  and  had  issue — Amy, 
born  29th  Jan.  1886  (marr.  James  Hutchison 
Cockburn,  min.  of  Dunblane).  Publications 
— Bible  Wine;  Infant  Baptism;  sometime 
editor  of  The  Christian  Banner  (Ballymena, 
Ireland). 

JOHN  ROLLAND  M'NAB,  M.A.;  trans. 

lg08    from     St     David's,     Kirkintilloch; 

adm.  (assistant  and  successor)  7th 

Oct.    1908;    trans,   to    Bonhill    25th    Oct. 

1918. 

JOHN  LENNOX  HOWAT,  born 
191g  Airdrie,  3rd  Jan.  1888,  son  of 
William  Prentice  H.  and  Helen 
Love ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
sometime  a  teacher ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  May  1914;  ord.  to  Drymen  6th 
April  1915  ;  res.  1918  ;  adm.  here  16th  June 
1919.  Marr.  5th  Aug.  1915,  Christina 
Lennox  Rennie,  and  has  issue — William 
Prentice,  born  21st  May  1916. 


ST  ANDREW'S,  JOHN- 
STONE (Q.S.). 

[A  chapel  for  the  district  of  Laighcart- 
side  was  built  here  in  1886.  St  Andrew's 
Parish  was  disjoined  from  Johnstone,  Kil- 
barchan,  and  Elderslie,  by  decree  of  the 
Court  of  Teinds,  1st  Nov.  1901.] 

ARCHIBALD  HALLIDAY,  born 
Morningside,  Lanarkshire,  18th  July 
1849,  son  of  Robert  H.   and  Lillias 

Paterson ;    educated    at    Morningside  and 

Coltness   Schools,  and  Univ.  of   Glasgow ; 

licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley  5th  May  1886 ; 

ord.   to   St  Andrew's   Chapel-of-Ease,   8th 


148 


JOHNSTONE— KILBARCHAN 


[PRESB.  OF 


1917 


March  1888;  adm.  first  min.  of  the  parish 
4th  Dec.  1901 ;  died  12th  March  1917.  He 
marr.  3rd  March  1880,  Grace,  daugh.  of 
Archibald  Beaumont,  and  had  issue — 
Mary  Carson,  born  5th  July  1881. 

WILLIAM  PAUL  MONTEATH,  born 
Ardrossan,  12th  Aug.  1887,  son  of 
Robert  Park  M.  and  Jemima  Paul ; 
educated  at  Annfield  Academy  and  Univ. 
of  Glasgow;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow 
26th  June  1912 ;  assistant  at  Milton  of 
Campsie  and  Newton,  Cambuslang ;  ord. 
to  Carronshore  16th  Feb.  1915 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  30th  July  1917.  Marr.  8th  June 
1907,  Elizabeth  M'Naughton. 


KILBARCHAN. 

[The  vicarage  of  Kilbarchan  belonged  to 
the  Abbey  of  Paisley.  Its  church  was 
dedicated  to  St  Bearchan,  and  within  it 
was  an  altar  of  St  Mary.  In  the  church- 
yard stood  a  chapel  of  St  Katherine.  At 
Kenmuir  in  the  parish  there  was  a  chapel 
of  St  Bride,  with  St  Bride's  Burn  running 
by.  At  Auchendinan  on  that  burn  was 
St  Bride's  Mill.  In  another  part  of  the 
parish,  at  Ranfurlie,  there  was  a  chapel 
of  St  Mary,  with  the  Priestoun  beside  it. 
St  Bearchan's  yearly  fair  is  held  at  Kil- 
barchan in  Dec] 

JOHN  MACQUEEN,  M.A.,  last  vicar 
of  Kilbarchan,  "granted  [about  1568] 
in  fee  to  Alexander  Cunningham  of 
Craigends  the  church  lands  of  the  vicarage 
of  K.,  reserving  a  dwelling-house,  garden, 
and  steading  occupied  by  Master  Adam 
Watson,  reader."  —  [Reg.  Mag.  Sig.,  iv., 
2412.] 

WILLIAM  WALLACE,  called  "of 
1561     Johnstone,"  vicar  in  1561. 

ADAM  WATSON,  M.A.,  perhaps 
1568     formerly  a  priest ;   reader  in  1568. 

ALEXANDER  CUNNINGHAM,  styled 
1572     reader,  1572-4. 

PATRICK  ADAMSON,  min.  in   1574, 
w      with  Mearns,  Neilston,  and  Paisley, 
also  in  his  charge. 


1576 


ROBERT   COOK,  adm.   in   1576,  with 
Houston  and   Killellan   also  in   the 
charge ;     trans,     to     Kilmacolm     in 
1580. 

ROBERT     CRAWFORD,     reader     in 

1577  1577. 

JAMES    FLEMING,  M.A.    (Glasgow); 

1578  min.  in  1578. — [Beg.  Assig. ;  Calder- 
wood's  Hist,  iii.,  528.] 

PATRICK  SHARPE,  min.  of  Paisley, 

1584  had  charge  here  in  1584. 

JOHN  CUNNINGHAM,  son  of  William 

1585  C,    "fourth    of    Craigans"    [Craig- 
ends] ;    pres.   to   the  vicarage    27th 

March  1585.     He  was  perhaps   only  a  lay 
vicar. 

GAVIN  HAMILTON,  "placit"  15th 
,co_  March  1586,  continued  to  be  vicar 
for  at  least  forty  years.  He  was 
still  alive  and  in  office  in  1628,  when, 
with  others,  he  signed  a  document 
testifying  that  Marion  Boyd,  Countess  of 
Abercorn,  who  was  suspected  of  Popish 
sympathies,  was  through  weakness  and 
infirmity  unable  to  travel  and  answer  for 
herself  before  the  Privy  Council.  He  drew 
the  greater  part  of  the  stipend  of  Kil- 
barchan. On  the  occasion  of  Andrew 
Hamilton's  admission  as  min.  the  Presb. 
caused  it  to  be  recorded  that  "  Gavin 
Hamilton,  vicar  of  K.  is  long  before  law- 
fullie  provydit  and  admittit  by  the  kirk  to 
the  vicarage  of  K.,  manse,  gleib,  and  kirk- 
lands  thereof.  Therefore,  it  is  judicialie 
concludit  by  Act  of  Presb.,  with  the  advyce 
and  consent  of  the  said  Andro  Hamilton, 
that  the  said  Gavin  sal  possess,  enjoy,  and 
bruke  at  his  plesor  the  foresaid  vicarage 
and  all  pertinents  thereof,  with  the  houses 
and  yaird  presentlie  possest  by  him,  and 
twa  ackeris  of  the  gleib  land,  and  that  in- 
during  all  the  days  and  space  of  his  lyftyme 
without  impediment  or  trouble  of  the  said 
Mr  Andro,  or  any  of  his  successors  quhat- 
samevir." — [Mackenzie's  Kilbarchan,  p.  54  ; 
Reg.  Sec.  Sig.,  2nd  ser.,  ii.,  344.] 

JAMES  LIVINGSTON,  M.A. ;  min.  in 

,.„,     1589;     trans,     to     Neilston    before 
1589  „.  ' 

1591. 


paisley] 


K1LBARCHAN 


149 


1591 


JOHN  BELL,  M.A. ;  min.  in  1591; 
became  a  regent  in  the  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  in  1593  ;  trans,  to  Cardross 


in  1594. 


1593 


ROBERT  STIRLING,  perhaps  son  of 
Andrew  S.  of  Portnallan  and  Law, 
and  Elizabeth  Cunningham  of  Craig- 
ends ;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1586) ;  died  or  dem. 
between  10th  March  and  14th  April  1603. 
He  is  described  as  a  "  pious  young  man, 
whose  heart  was  broken  by  the  slighting 
and  carelessness  of  the  people."  He  marr. 
Margaret  Graham  in  Craigends,  who  sur- 
vived him. — [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Wodrow's  Ana- 
lecta ;  Mackenzie's  Hist,  of  Kilbarchan ; 
G.  R.  Inhib.,  vii.,  11.] 

ROBERT  HENDERSON,  min.  in  1603 ; 
trans,  to  Durisdeer  in  1603. — [Acts 
and  Dec,  ccclx.,  187.] 

ANDREW  HAMILTON,  son  of  Hamil- 
lfi0_  ton  of  Millhouse,  parish  of  Kilbride  ; 
M.A.  (Edinburgh,  28th  July  1599); 
pres.  by  James,  Lord  Abercorn,  12th  Aug. 
1604  ;  ord.  3rd,  and  adm.  17th  Jan.  1605 ; 
died  between  18th  Jan.  and  26th  March 
1646,  aged  about  67.  Though  he  delated 
several  before  the  Presb.  for  desecrating 
the  Sabbath  day,  he  is  said  to  have  "  drunk 
and  debauched  with  his  people,  and  to 
have  gone  with  them  to  the  foot-ball  on 
the  Sabbath  after  sermon."  He  marr.  (1) 
Elizabeth  Boyd  :  (2)  Katherine  Thomson, 
and  had  issue  —  Gavin ;  Alexander,  a 
witness  in  1643.  —  [Wodrow's  Anal. ; 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Acts  and  Dec,  ccclx.,  186  ; 
Reg.  of  Deeds,  ccccii.,  94.] 

JAMES  GLENDINNING,  M.A.  (St 
1647  Andrews) ;  min.  of  Coole  or  Cam- 
money  (a  parish  between  Belfast 
and  Carrickfergus)  in  1621 ;  lecturer  at 
Carrickfergus,  from  which  he  was  obliged 
to  remove  during  the  Rebellion  to  Old- 
stone  ;  was  settled  temporarily  here,  1647-8. 
He  signed  the  local  copy  of  the  Solemn 
League  and  Covenant  19th  Dec.  1648.  He 
served  also  at  Largs  in  1649,  and  at  Row, 
until  his  return  to  Ireland. — [Reid's  Ireland, 
i.,  100,  432.] 


JOHN  STIRLING,  born  1620,  second 
1649  son  °^  Alexander  S.,  farmer,  Clerk- 
land,  Stewarton  ;  educated  at  Irvine 
(at  a  school  taught  by  William  Smith,  after- 
wards min.  of  Largs)  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 
M.A.  (1645) ;  was  chaplain  in  the  family  of 
Ramsay  of  Dalhousie,  and  in  that  of  Sir 
Arthur  Erskine  of  Scotscraig ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Paisley  10th  May  1649 ;  ord.  12th 
Dec.  following.  Joined  the  Protesters  in 
1651 ;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  11th 
June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st 
Oct.  1662;   min.  again  in  1672. 


1662 


JAMES  WALKINSHAW,  min.  of 
Baldernock  in  1659,  but  deprived  in 
1662  ;  indulged  min.  here  in  1662.— 

[Wodrow's    Hist.,    i.,    372 ;     Mackenzie's 

Kilbarchan,  84.] 

DAVID  PIERSON,  M.A. ;  ord.  before 
13th  Oct.   1664 ;    trans,    to   Second 
1664     Charge,  Kirkcaldy,  March  1670. 


1672 


JOHN  STIRLING,  M.A. ;  min.  in  1649 ; 
adm.  as  an  indulged  min.  here  3rd 
Sept.  1672.  On  8th  July  1673  he 
was  fined  in  the  amount  of  one  half  year's 
stipend  for  failing  to  keep  the  anniversary 
of  the  Restoration,  and  was  again  cited 
before  the  Privy  Council  11th  Aug.  1677. 
He  died  "  of  overflowing  of  the  gall,"  18th 
July  1683.  It  was  said  of  him  that  "he 
had  good  natural  parts,  though  not  the 
gift  of  eloquent  speaking.  What  he  said 
was  solid  and  scriptural,  and  was  spoken 
with  great  affection,  fervency,  and  vehem- 
ency.  In  the  heat  of  harvest  his  kirk 
would  be  full  even  to  the  very  door  when 
he  preached  on  a  Friday ;  the  people  left 
the  field  for  an  hour  and  a  half,  heard  with 
greediness,  and  returned,  and  found  their 
day's  work  as  complete  as  on  any  other 
day  of  the  week."  But  following  his 
"  indulgence  "  it  is  stated  that  he  "  could 
not  then  get  people  to  attend  a  week-day 
sermon  in  time  of  harvest."  He  was  civil 
to  the  soldiers  who  were  quartered  in  his 
parish,  and  had  great  influence  in  restraining 
them  from  abuses.  He  marr.  at  Edinburgh 
11th  Oct.  1653,  Jean  Maxwell,  who  died 
in  1708,  and  had  issue — John,  Principal  of 


150 


KILBARCHAN 


[PRESB.  OF 


Univ.  of  Glasgow,  bapt.  18th  Aug.  1654; 
Elizabeth,  born  7th  Oct.  1655;  James, 
bapt.  1st  May  1657,  died  young;  Marie, 
bapt.  20th  May  1659 ;  Elizabeth,  bapt.  8th 
June  1660 ;  James,  min.  of  Barony,  bapt. 
13th  June  1662.— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.  423, 
ii.  183  ;  Baillie's  Lett. ;  Law's  Memorialls  ; 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Crawfurd's  Hist,  of  Renfrew- 
shire^ 

ARCHIBALD  WILSON,  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Paisley  26th  Oct.  1668; 
1683  inst.  11th  Oct.  1683;  adhering  to 
Episcopacy  he  was  dep.  (by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow)  after  the  Revolution.  He  after- 
wards officiated  in  Glasgow,  and  was 
imprisoned  for  celebrating  clandestine 
marriages.  A  collection  to  relieve  his 
necessity  was  made  by  the  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  in  1691.  He  marr.  Annabella, 
daugh.  of  Major  Hamilton  of  Forehouse, 
and  had  issue — Archibald,  born  24th  April 
1674 ;  Barbara,  born  9th  March  1679 ; 
Margaret,  born  3rd  April  1681.— [Hector's 
Judicial  Records,  ser.  ii.,  138-141  ;  Reg. 
Presb.  Glasg.,  2nd  Feb.  1691.] 

JAMES    STIRLING,  son  of  John    S., 
above-mentioned  ;  ord.  (in  a  meeting- 
house) 8th  June  1688 ;  trans,  to  the 
Barony  Parish,  Glasgow,  27th  June  1699. 

ROBERT  JOHNSTON,  born  1675,  son 
of  James  J.,  merchant,  Greenock ; 
bursar  of  Presb.  of  Dunfermline ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Paisley  22nd  May  1700  ;  ord.  16th 
April  1701 ;  app.  clerk  of  Presb.  in  1703 ; 
died  27th  Oct.  1738.  He  was  buried  at 
the  west  door  of  the  church,  where  a  mural 
tablet  marks  his  grave.  The  inscription 
concludes  with  a  Latin  sentence  forbidding 
any  one  to  disturb  his  remains  — "  Ne 
liceat  nemini  defodere  hanc  urnani."  He 
marr.  Anne,  youngest  daugh.  of  Claud 
Hamilton  of  Barnes,  and  had  issue — an 
only  son  James,  major  of  the  61st  Foot 
[his  daugh.  Mary  Anne  marr.  Francis, 
Lord  Gray  of  Kinfauns] ;  Anna  (marr. 
1741,  William  Cullen,  M.D.,  Professor  of 
Medicine  in  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow),  died 
1786  [she  was  mother  of  Robert   Cullen 


(Lord  Cullen),  Scottish  judge,  1742-1810] ; 
Mary;  Margaret. — [Dunfermline  Sess.  Reg.; 
Family  of  Birnie  of  Broomhill ;  Craw- 
furd's Hist. ;  G.  R.  lnhib.,  18th  Sept. 
1708;  Tombst.] 

JOHN  WARNER,  born  28th  Aug.  1713, 
second  son  of  William  W.  of  Ardeer 

1*739 

and  Janet  Hamilton ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Irvine  30th  Aug.  1737;  ord.  13th  Sept. 
1739;  died  unmarr.,  8th  March  1786,  "a 
great  farmer,  an  enlightened  philosopher 
and  theologian."  Publication  —  A  Letter 
to  the  West-Country  Farmers  concerning 
the  Difficulties  and  Management  of  a  Bad 
Harvest  (Paisley,  1773). — [Love's  Mem.,  i. ; 
Mackenzie's  Kilbarchan.] 

PATRICK  MAXWELL  (MAXTON), 
l787  born  1747,  son  of  John  M.,  farmer, 
parish  of  Auchterarder  ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  MA.  (1767);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Dunbarton  26th  Sept.  1776;  pres. 
by  the  Trustees  of  James  Milliken  of 
Milliken  (in  whose  family  he  had  been  tutor); 
ord.  (after  appeal  to  the  General  Assembly) 
5th  July  1787  ;  died  19th  Dec.  1806.  He 
marr.  (1)  27th  Jan.  1789,  Elizabeth  Cochran, 
who  died  s.j).  22nd  Oct.  1803:  (2)  24th 
Dec.  1804,  Charlotte  Sprengell,  who  died 
s.p.  at  Portobello,  22nd  Nov.  1832.  Publi- 
cation— Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's 
Stat.  Ace,  xv.). 


1802 


ROBERT  DOUGLAS,  second  son  of 
James  D.  of  Barloch,  Stirlingshire ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Paisley  22nd  Oct.  1801 ;  called 
15th  April,  ord.  (assistant  and  successor) 
10th  June  1802  ;  died  17th  April  1846.  He 
marr.  3rd  July  1811,  Janet  (died  18th  April 
1873),  daugh.  of  John  Monteath,  D.D., 
min.  of  Houston,  and  had  issue — James, 
M.A.,  surgeon,  Glasgow,  born  16th  Nov. 
1812,  died  22nd  Feb.  1844  ;  Anne  Cunning- 
ham, born  27th  Aug.  1815  (marr.  24th  Aug. 
1841,  James  Fergusson  Murdoch,  W.S., 
Procurator-Fiscal  for  Ayrshire) ;  John  Mon- 
teath, solicitor,  Cupar-Fife,  afterwards 
stockbroker  in  London,  born  21st  April 
1819,  died  26th  Dec.  1899;  Robert,  engineer, 


paisley] 


KILBARCHAN— LEVERN 


151 


Kirkcaldy,  born  8th  March  1822 ;  George 
Cunningham  Monteath,  D.D.,  LL.D.,  rain, 
of  the  Free  Church,  Bridge  of  Weir, 
1852-7,  Moderator  of  the  Free  Church 
Assembly,  1894,  Professor  of  Hebrew,  and 
Principal  of  the  United  Free  Church 
College,  Glasgow,  born  2nd  March  1826, 
died  24th  May  1904 ;  Campbell,  architect, 
Glasgow,  born  14th  June  1828,  died  14th 
April  1910 ;  Carstairs,  M.A.,  LL.D.,  mission- 
ary of  the  English  Presbyterian  Church,  to 
China  (1855-77),  born  27th  Dec.  1830,  died 
at  Amoy  26th  July  1877.  Publication  — 
Account  of  the  Parish  {New  Stat.  Ace,  vii.). 


ROBERT  ARCHIBALD,.adm.  (assistant 
and    successor)    14th    March    1844 ; 
trans,  to  New  Monkland  12th  Feb- 
1846. 


1844 


1847 


ROBERT  GRAHAM,  born  Paisley,  13th 
July  1820,  eldest  son  of  James  G. 
and  Agnes  Wallace ;  educated  at 
Lochwinnoch  School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
M.A.  (1846) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow ; 
assistant  at  Campsie ;  chaplain  to  Univ. 
of  Glasgow;  ord.  19th  Feb.  1847;  D.D. 
(Glasgow  1869) ;  died  11th  Nov.  1895.  He 
marr.  31st  July  1861,  Margaret  Andrew, 
daugh.  of  Archibald  Glen,  and  had  issue — 
Henrietta,  born  18th  June  1862,  died  19th 
May  1869. 


1895 


ROBERT  DUNBAR  MACKENZIE, 
born  Grantown,  21st  Dec.  1863,  son  of 
Alexander  M.  and  Elsie  Dunbar ; 
educated  at  the  Grammar  Schools  of  Gran- 
town-on-Spey  and  Old  Aberdeen,  Univs. 
of  Aberdeen  and  St  Andrews ;  M.A. 
(St  Andrews  1887),  B.D.  (St  Andrews 
1889);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Abernethy  in 
1889  ;  assistant  at  Dalkeith  ;  ord.  (assistant 
and  successor)  15th  Nov.  1892.  Marr.  14th 
Nov.  1917,  Christina  Martin,  daugh.  of 
William  Martin  Scott,  Paisley,  and  has 
issue — Alexander,  born  3rd  Sept.  1918. 
Publications — Kilbarchan :  a  Parish  His- 
tory (Paisley,  1902) ;  A  Description  of  the 
Kilbarchan  Copy  of  the  Solemn  League  and 
Covenant,  being  a  Supplement  to  the  History 
of  Kilbarchan  (Paisley,  n.d.) 


LEVERN  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  opened  here  on  23rd 
March  1835.  On  30th  May  1836  a  chapel 
constitution  was  granted  to  it,  and  a 
definite  district  given  it.  The  parish  of 
Levern  was  disjoined  from  the  parishes 
of  the  Abbey  of  Paisley  and  Eastwood  17th 
Jan.  1866.] 


1836 


ANDREW  BORLAND  PARKER,  ord. 
22nd  July  1836  ;  trans,  to  Lesmaha- 


gow  28th  Feb.  1839. 


1839 


THOMAS    BRYDSON,  ord.  6th  Nov. 
1839;    trans,    to     Kilmacolm    29th 


Aug.  1843. 


1843 


ANDREW    M'EWEN,    born    Muthill; 

educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  min. 

of  a  Presbyterian  Congregation  at 
Holywell,  1839-40,  of  the  Scots  Church, 
Longtown,  1840-3  :  adm.  to  this  charge  5th 
Oct.  1843 ;  dep.  by  the  General  Assembly 
in  1851 ;  died  at  173  Sauchiehall  Street, 
Glasgow,  9th  April  1852. 

v  JAMES  BURNS,  ord.  15th  Jan.  1852  ; 
1852    trans,  to  Nairn  11th  Sept.  1854. 


1855 


JAMES  INGRAM,  born  Kilmarnock, 
1830,  second  son  of  James  I. ;  edu- 
cated at    Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 

(1850),  B.D.  (1870) ;   ord.  25th  Jan.  1855 ; 

adm.  first  min.  of  the  parish  7th  Feb.  1866  ; 

died  unmarr.,  24th  Feb.  1894. 

THOMAS  COOK,  born  Gateside, 
Paisley,  18th  May  1869,  son  of 
1894  Archibald  C.  and  Jane  Martin ; 
educated  at  Paisley  Grammar  School  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1890) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Paisley  in  1893 ;  assistant  at 
Penpont ;  ord.  5th  Sept.  1894.  Marr.  28th 
July  1896,  Annie,  daugh.  of  Robert  Robson, 
and  has  issue — Archibald  Robson,  born 
21st  July  1897 ;  Thomas,  born  18th  April 
1900.  Publications — In  a  Far  Country 
(Paisley,  1896) ;  In  Memoriam :  Colonel 
Robert  King,  Levemholme  (Glasgow). 


152 


LINWOOD— LOCHWINNOCH 


[PRESB.  OF 


LINWOOD  (Q.S.). 

[The  parish  was  disjoined  from  Kil- 
barchan  and  the  Abbey  Parish  of  Paisley 
by  the  Court  of  Teinds  on  19th  Jan.  1880.] 

JAMES  WALLACE,  born  Lochwinnoch, 
son  of  James  W.  ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord.  14th  June 
1860 ;  res.  18th  Jan.  1867  ;  died  at  Loch- 
winnoch 16th  April  1881. 

JAMES    DOUGLAS,    ord.    27th    June 
1867  ;  trans,  to  Kinning  Park,  Glas- 


1860 


1867 


gow,  in  Feb.  1873. 


1873 


1880 


WILLIAM    MILNE,   ord.    11th    Sept. 
1873 ;  adm.  first  min.  of  the  parish 
in   1880;   trans,   to   St  Cyrus  18th 
May  1880. 

JOHN  ADAMSON  ABERNETHY, 
born  Parkhead,  Glasgow,  24th  March 
1854,  son  of  Peter  A.  and  Marion 
Adamson  ;  educated  at  High  School  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  in  1877  ;  assistant  at  Kingarth, 
Bute,  and  Tron  Parish,  Glasgow  j  ord.  28th 
Sept.  1880.  Marr.  16th  Sept.  1886,  Mar- 
garet Arneil,  daugh.  of  William  Gray,  and 
has  issue — Peter  Adamson,  manager,  Clyde 
Iron  Works,  born  10th  June  1887  ;  William 
Gray,  C.A.,  born  7th  April  1890  ;  Margaret 
Marion,  born  6th  Sept.  1892. 


LOCHWINNOCH. 

[The  church  of  Lochwinnoch  belonged 
to  the  Abbey  of  Paisley.  It  was  dedicated 
to  St  Gwinoch.  In  1504  John,  first  Lord 
Sempill,  built  in  this  parish  St  Mary's 
Collegiate  Church  of  Lochwinnoch,  now  a 
picturesque  ruin.  The  founder  fell  at 
Flodden  in  1513.  His  body  was  then 
brought  home,  and  buried  in  St  Mary's 
beside  the  remains  of  his  first  wife, 
Margaret,  daughter  of  Sir  Robert  Colvill 
of  Ochiltree.  An  elaborate  and  somewhat 
florid  mural  monument  over  their  grave 
commemorates  Lord  and  Lady  Sempill. 
On  the  wall  of  another  part  of  the  ruined 
church  is  a  simpler  and  finer  memorial  in 
honour  of    their    son   Gabriel   Sempill   of 


Cathcart,  who  died  in  1587.     Lochwinnoch 
church  was  rebuilt  in  1806.] 

1574    NINIAN  SEMPILL,  reader  in  1574. 

WILLIAM  CUMMING,  min.  from  1578 
1578    to  1580.— [Reg.  Assig.] 

ANDREW  KNOX,  M.A. ;  min.  in  1581 ; 
1581     trans,  to  Paisley  about  1585. 

[THOMAS  YOUNGER,  min.  of  Inverkip 
1591     had  charge  of  this  parish  in  1591.] 

JOHN    ROSS,   M.A.    (Glasgow    1581); 

,^„„     mentioned   as   min.   in    1593. — [Ren. 
1593  .    .  \.      j 

Assig.j 

PATRICK  HAMILTON,  M.A. ;  min.  in 
1596    1596  ;  trans,  to  Paisley  in  1607. 

ALEXANDER  HAMILTON,  second 
leu  son  °^  James  H.  of  Torrance ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(1599);  ord.  to  Houston  31st  July  1606; 
trans,  and  adm.  before  1611 ;  died  between 
18th  Jan.  and  28th  May  1646,  aged  about 
67.  He  is  said  to  have  been  "a  naughty 
man,"  but  he  was  not  "the  father  of  the 
good  laird  of  Halcraig"  as  stated  by 
Wodrow.  He  marr.  Ann  Hamilton,  and 
had  issue — James. — [Reg.  of  Deeds,  ccxx. 
77,  dxv.,  405 ;  Glasg.  and  Edin.  Tests. ; 
Wodrow's  Anal.,  iii.,  22.] 

HUGH  PEEBLES  of  Mainshill;  M.A. 
1647  (Glasgow,  1634);  pres.  by  John, 
Earl  of  Lauderdale,  18th  Feb.,  and 
ord.  2nd  June  1647.  He  was  a  member  of 
the  Commissions  of  Assembly,  1648-9 ; 
joined  the  Protesters  in  1651  ;  refused  to 
submit  to  Episcopacy  ;  was  accused  at  the 
Diocesan  Synod,  Oct.  1663,  of  continued 
wilful  absence  from  its  meetings  ;  deprived 
about  1665.  In  Jan.  1666  he  was  called 
before  the  Privy  Council  for  having 
preached  on  a  Sunday  evening  at  his 
house  of  Mainshill,  and  ordered  to  confine 
himself  to  the  burgh  of  Forfar.  He  was 
allowed  to  return  under  caution,  but  on 
18th  Aug.  1670,  refusing  to  come  under 
obligations,  he  was  confined  to  Dunbarton 
and  a  mile  around.  He  was  restored  about 
1676,  but  was  again  before  the  Privy 
Council  11th  Aug.  1677  for  not  keeping  the 
rules.     He  returned  after  the  Toleration 


paisley] 


LOCHWINNOCH 


153 


and  was  present  at  the  meeting  of  Synod 
30th  Aug.  1687 ;  was  restored  under  the 
Act  of  Parliament  25th  April  1690;  died 
May  1691,  aged  about  77.  He  marr. 
Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  Sir  John  Cunningham 
of  Glengarnock,  and  had  issue — a  daugh. 
(marr.  Matthew  Hani  mill  of  Roughwood). 
— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.,  327  ;  Glasg.  T'ests. ; 
Metcalfe's  Hist,  of  the  County  of  Renfrew, 
290.] 

ROBERT  AIRD,  MA.  (Glasgow  1628) ; 
1666  was  schoolmaster  of  Stranraer ;  ord. 
to  Stranraer  9th  Oct.  1633 ;  dem. 
27th  June  1638 ;  adm.  to  Cumbrae  before 
April  1642 ;  trans,  and  inst.  between  22nd 
Feb.  and  5th  April  1666;  still  in  the 
charge  2nd  Feb.  1669.  He  marr.  Janet 
Campbell,  who  died  1st  June  1668. — [Isles 
Tests.  ;  Tombst.] 

1676    HUGH  PEEBLES,  M.A.,  see  above. 


1683 


WILLIAM  CUNNINGHAM,  passed 
trials  before  the  Presb.  of  Dalkeith 
and  had  a  certificate  for  licence  3rd 
Nov.  1681 ;  pres.  by  William,  Earl  of  Dun- 
donald  ;  inst.  1st  Aug.  1683 ;  deprived  in 
1689. 

1687    HUGH  PEEBLES,  M.A.,  see  above. 

JOHN  PAISLEY,  born  Paisley,  1658, 
,_  .  son  of  Bailie  P.  and  Elizabeth, 
sister  of  Janet  Ferguson  in  the 
Wool ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
was  chaplain  to  Sir  James  Maxwell  of 
Pollok,  Bart. ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley 
25th  March  1691 ;  called  26th  May,  and 
ord.  15th  Sept.  1691 ;  declined  a  call  to 
Foveran  in  1693  ;  died  18th  April  1728.  He 
marr.  Anna  (died  2nd  June  1760),  daugh. 
of  Patrick  Simson,  min.  of  Renfrew,  and 
had  issue — Patrick,  min.  of  Kilmarnock  ; 
John,  surgeon,  Glasgow  ;  Margaret ;  Jean, 
died  29th  March  1791.— [Glasg.  Tests.;  Acts 
of  Ass.,  1698  ;  Wodrow's  Anal.,  v.,  411.] 

JOHN  PINKERTON,  MA.  (Glasgow, 
1723  4th  May  1719);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Paisley  16th  Nov.  1726;  chaplain  to 
Sir  James  Maxwell  of  Pollok,  Lord  Justice- 
Clerk  ;  pres.  by  Thomas,  Earl  of  Dun- 
donald,  and  ord.  15th  Dec.  1728 ;  died  3rd 


1788 


Jan.  1750,  aged  about  50.  He  marr.  Sarah 
Martin,  who  died  17th  Jan.  1770,  and  had 
issue — William,  born  1731. 

JOHN  COUPER,  perhaps  son  of  William 
-,___  C,  New  Monkland,  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1739);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Paisley  19th  Oct.  1737  ;  called  9th 
Aug.,  and  ord.  28th  Sept.  1750  ;  died  19th 
Dec.  1787.  He  had  considerable  reputation 
as  a  scholar.  He  marr.  22nd  Oct.  1751,  Sarah 
Mackill,  who  died  12th  March  1796,  and  had 
issue — James,  D.D.,  min.  of  Baldernock, 
afterwards  Professor  of  Astronomy  in  the 
Univ.  of  Glasgow,  born  9th  Aug.  1752 ; 
Elizabeth,  born  14th  March  1755  ;  William, 
M.D.,  surgeon,  Glasgow,  born  19th  Feb. 
1757,  died  21st  May  1843  ;  John,  born  24th 
April  1759  ,  Sarah,  born  11th  March  1762 
(marr.  George  Sym,  D.D.,  min.  of  New  Kil- 
patrick) ;  Alexander,  born  2nd  June  1766. 
— [Crawfurd's  Hist. ;  Tombst.'] 

JAMES  STEVEN,  born  Glasgow,  eldest 
son  of  Andrew  S. ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1776) ;  ord.  min. 
of  Albion  Street  Chapel-of-Ease,  Glasgow, 
9th  July  1782  ;  pres.  by  William  MacDowall 
of  Garthland  (on  the  unanimous  requisition 
of  the  parishioners)  17th  May,  and  trans, 
and  adm.  15th  Aug.  1788;  died  unmarr. 
21st  June  1801.  He  was  an  enthusiastic 
Volunteer  at  the  time  of  the  threatened 
French  Invasion.  Publications — The  Neces- 
sity of  Arming  at  the  Present  Juncture,  a 
sermon  (Glasgow,  1797) ;  Account  of  the 
Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  xv.). 

JAMES  CRAWFURD,  born  Cadder, 
1802  1^50>  third  son  of  William  C. ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  5th  Sept.  1781 ; 
ord.  to  Port  -  Glasgow  Chapel  -  of  -  Ease 
[Newark]  8th  July  1785  ;  pres.  by  William 
MacDowall  of  Garthland  ;  trans,  and  adm. 
4th  Feb.  1802  ;  died  unmarr.  7th  May  1814. 
He  had  been  incapacitated  for  duty  from 
January  1809,  and  the  work  of  the  parish 
was  carried  on  by  a  series  of  assistants. 

ROBERT  SMITH,  born  Grassmilnside, 

1  Kilmaurs,  12th  March   1787,  second 

son     of     Robert    S.,    farmer,    and 

Margaret  Smith ;    educated    at   Univ.    of 


154 


LOCHWINNOCH— MEARNS 


[PRESB.  OF 


Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley  6th 
Oct.  1812  ;  pres.  by  the  heritors  Nov.  1814  ; 
ord.  2nd  March  1815.  Joined  the  Free 
Church  in  1843 ;  min.  of  Lochwinnoch 
Free  Church,  1843-65  ;  D.D.  (U.S.A.,  1845)  ; 
died  22nd  Jan.  1865.  He  marr.  28th  March 
1820,  Marjory  (died  8th  May  1881),  eldest 
daugh.  of  Captain  William  Barr  of  Loch- 
side,  and  had  issue— Mary  Barr,  born  8th 
Feb.  1821  ;  Margaret,  born  9th  Oct.  1822  ; 
Robert  Barr,  merchant,  Adelaide,  born  4th 
Feb.  1824  ;  Jane  Skeoch,  born  10th  Oct. 
1825  ;  William  Barr,  born  21st  April  1827, 
died  19th  July  1828 ;  Marjory,  born  17th 
Feb.  1829;  Janet,  born  27th  Jan.  1831; 
William  Caldwell,  M.D.  (Glasgow,  1854), 
I.M.S.,  born  10th  April  1833,  died  21st 
Sept.  1913  ;  John  Caldwell,  born  5th  Feb. 
1836 ;  James  Dunlop,  born  11th  Jan.  1838, 
died  26th  Jan.  1839 ;  James  Hugh,  died 
15th  June  1841.  Publications — A  Sermon 
Preached  in  the  Nexo  Church  of  Greenock 
(Greenock,  1836) ;  "  A  Discourse  preached 
during  the  Prevalence  of  Influenza "  (Scot- 
tish Christian  Herald,  June  1837);  "Letter 
containing  Remarks  on  the  Present  Posi- 
tion of  the  Church  of  Scotland  explained 
and  vindicated"  (Edinburgh  Christian 
Instructor,  New  Ser.,  iii.) ;  Memoir  of 
Agnes  Hutton  (1843) ;  Piety  in  Hiimble 
Life  (1845) ;  Tracts  on  the  Roman  Catholic 
Controversy,  iii.  (Paisley,  1852) ;  The  Life 
and  Remains  of  Duncan  J/' Parian,  D.D,, 
Renfrew  (Paisley,  1856) ;  The  Testimony  of 
Scripture  concerning  Intoxicating  Liquors  ; 
Account  of  the  Parish  {New  Stat.  Ace, 
vii.). — [Robertson's  Ayrshire,  i.,  156  ;  The 
Lochwinnoch  Election  (1814).] 

WILLIAM  GRAHAM,  born  Newhouse, 
1843  Lesmahagow,  nth  May  1807,  second 
son  of  James  G.,  farmer ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Lanark  ;  ord.  by  Presb.  of  Lanark  to  South 
Shields  26th  June  1833;  trans,  to  Cale- 
donian Chapel,  Newcastle ;  adm.  to  this 
charge  7th  Sept.  1843 ;  died  5th  Nov.  1872. 
He  marr.  8th  Sept.  1841,  Mary  Coxall 
(born  15th  Jan.  1807,  died  3rd  Jan.  1875), 
daugh.  of  Thomas  Thomson,  M.D.,  and 
had  issue — James  Thomas,  min.  of  Dean 
Park  Parish,  Govan,  born   1st  Oct.  1842  ; 


Katherine  Harrison,  born  13th  Sept.  1845 
(marr.  Dr  Orr.) 

ROBERT  ZUILLE  GILFILLAN,  born 
1873  Glasgow,  23rd  April  1843,  son  of 
Robert  G.  and  Agnes  M'Kellar ; 
educated  at  Normal  School  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  MA.  (1867),  B.D.  (1871) ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  in  1870 ;  assistant  at 
Carluke ;  ord.  to  North  Parish,  Paisley, 
20th  June  1872 ;  trans,  and  adm.  26th 
June  1873,  died  23rd  Dec.  1892.  He  marr. 
28th  Oct.  1873,  Agnes  Brodie  Smith,  born 
9th  March  1848,  and  had  issue  —  Agnes 
Brodie,  born  28th  Aug.  1874 ;  Robert 
M'Kellar,  accountant,  Chile,  born  3rd  Dec. 
1875  ;  Brodie  Smith,  min.  of  Inch,  Wigtown- 
shire ;  George  Zuille,  shipper,  Glasgow, 
born  13th  July  1879 ;  Mary,  born  8th  May 
1881  ;  Jessie  Laing  Smith,  born  25th  May 
1884;  Isabella,  born  21st  March  1886; 
Henrietta  Alice  Lee  Harvey,  born  9th 
Dec.  1887. 

WILLIAM  SINCLAIR  STEVENSON, 
1893  born  Johnstone,  Renfrewshire,  8th 
April  1865,  son  of  William  S.  and 
Jane  Sinclair ;  educated  at  Johnstone 
School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Glasgow  8th  June  1892 ;  ord. 
4th  April  1893.  Marr.  20th  June  1893, 
Isabella,  daugh.  of  Hugh  Black,  Rothesay. 


MEARNS. 

[The  vicarage  of  Mearns  belonged  to  the 
Abbey  of  Paisley.  In  the  parish  church 
there  was  an  altar  of  St  Bride.  At  Capelrig 
in  the  parish  stood  a  chapel  belonging  to 
the  Order  of  the  Temple.] 

JAMES  DOBIE,  reader,  1574  to 
1574     1576. 

ARCHIBALD  EGLINTON,  reader, 
1576     1576  to  1580. 

PATRICK  ADAMSON,  min.  of  Paisley, 

1584  had  charge  here  in  1584. 

ANDREW  NORMOND  or  NORMAN, 

1585  reader  in  1585. 

1586  JOHN  YOUNG,  reader  in  1586. 

JOHN  HAY,  MA. ;  min.  in  1588  ;  trans. 
1588    to  Renfrew  after  15th  Dec.  1592. 


paisley] 


M EARNS 


155 


ANDREW  HAY,  M.A.,  son  of  Andrew 
H.,  min.  of  Renfrew  ;  min.  at  Erskine 
in  1590;  trans,  to  this  charge  in 
1593.  On  7th  May  1594,  the  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  complained  to  the  Presb.  of  Paisley 
as  to  H.'s  conduct  while  resident  within 
their  bounds,  "  he  noways  behaving  himself 
according  to  his  calling." — [Beg.  Assig. ; 
Glasg.  Presb.  Reg.'] 

GEORGE  MAXWELL  of  Auldhouse, 
1594  son  °^  J°nn  M.  of  Auldhouse ;  min. 
of  Neilston  in  1593  ;  trans,  and  adm. 
in  1594.  Apparently  non-resident,  he  was 
ordered  by  the  Presb.  26th  Aug.  1635,  to 
reside  in  the  parish  "  that  he  may  visit  the 
sick,  and  do  the  other  incumbent  duties.'"' 
He  died  Nov.  1648.  He  marr.  (1)  Janet, 
daugh.  of  John  Millar  of  Newton,  and  had 
issue — John,  progenitor  of  the  Maxwells  of 
Pollok  and  Keir,  min.  of  Eastwood  :  (2) 
Jean  (died  after  8th  Jan.  1621),  daugh.  of 
William  Mure  of  Glanderston,  and  had 
issue  —  William  of  Springkell,  advocate  ; 
George,  apprenticed  to  Patrick  Forbes, 
merchant,  Edinburgh,  23rd  Jan.  1622 ; 
Alexander  ;  Patrick  ;  James,  min.  of  Kirk- 
gunzeon :  (3)  Janet  Douglas  of  Waterside, 
who  survived  him,  and  had  issue — George  ; 
Hugh,  ancestor  of  the  Dalswinton  family ; 
Gabriel ;  David ;  Robert ;  Jean  (marr. 
William  Hamilton  of  Ruinemure). — [Beg. 
Assig. ;  Glasg.  Tests. ;  Caldwell  Papers,  i. ; 
Inq.  Bet.  Gen.,  8653  ;  Playfair's  Baronetage, 
viii.,  323  ;  Maxwells  of  Pollok,  i.,  55.] 

[HUGH  CUNNINGHAM,  MA. ;   min. 

1649  a^  -^ay'  Ireland  ;  adm.  here  "  until  a 
door  be  opened    for   return   to  his 

own  charge "  1st  Nov.  1649 ;  went  to 
Erskine  in  1651.] 

[DAVID    GEMMILL,    MA.    (Glasgow 

1650  1643) ;   was   min.   of  a  Presbyterian 
congregation    in   Ireland,   which  he 

left  on  account  of  persecution ;  adm.  here 
temporarily  10th  Sept.  1650,  apparently 
as  colleague;  died  July  1651,  aged  about 
28.  He  marr.  Elizabeth  Montgomerie,  who 
survived  him,  and  had  issue — Peter,  Bailie 
of  Glasgow,  a  pioneer  of  the  sugar  trade 
there.— [Glasg.  Tests. ;  M'Ure's  Glasgow.] 


"[JOHN  BURNETT,  chaplain  to  Lord 
Wemyss :  was  called  to  the  parish  in 
1652,  but  probably  did  not  accept. — 
[  Wemyss  Book,  i.,  263.]  ] 

WILLIAM  THOMSON,  MA.  (Edin- 
1653  burgh,  30th  July  1646);  ord.  11th 
Aug.  1653 ;  deprived  by  Act  of 
Parliament  11th  June,  and  Decreet  of 
Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662.  He  marr. 
Christian  Mercer,  and  had  issue— Thomas. 
— [Prot.  Book  of  Alexander  Forbes,  40.] 


1665 


JAMES  TAYLOR,  MA.  (Glasgow  1627), 
schoolmaster  at  Kilmarnock ;  ord. 
to  Greenock  11th  Feb.  1640.  Joined 
the  Resolutioners  in  1651 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
20th  July  1665;  died  March  1668,  aged 
61.  He  marr.  Jean  Stewart,  and  had 
issue — John,  served  heir  11th  March  1669  ; 
Margaret  (marr.  Robert  Boyd,  min.  of  Car- 
munnock)  ;  Janet  (marr.  William  Stewart, 
min.  of  Inchinnan) ;  Helen  (marr.  Archi- 
bald M'Neil).— [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Inq.  Bet. 
Ayr,  563 ;  Beg.  of  Deeds,  2nd  Feb.  1663 ; 
G.  B.  Inhib.,  2nd  May  1670;  Baillie's  Lett.; 
Bailiary  of  Cunningham  Homings,  25th 
June  1644.] 

ROBERT  FLEMING,  M.A.;  trans.- from 
1669     M°mgaff)  and  inst.   7th  Jan.  1669 ; 
trans,    to     Kirkintilloch    after    4th 
May  1681. 

JOHN  TAYLOR,  MA. ;  trans,  from 
Libberton,  Lanarkshire ;  pres.  by 
Sir  Archibald  Stewart  of  Blackball, 
Bart.,  29th  April,  and  inst.  before  13th 
July  1681 ;  trans,  to  Second  Charge, 
Paisley,  before  10th  Nov.  1685. 


1681 


1686 


JAMES  INGLIS,  inst.  22nd  May  1686  ; 
deprived   at   the   Revolution  [after- 


wards min.  of  Muthill]. 


JOHN    GLEN,  educated    at  Univ.  of 

1688     Glasgow  (bursar  in  1676) ;  licen.  by 

Presb.  of  Glasgow  9th  Nov.  1687; 

ord.  27th    Feb.   1688;   died  between  8th 

July  and  15th  Sept.  1691. 

JAMES  M'DOUGALL,  licen.  by  Presb. 

of  Paisley  21st  Jan.  1691 ;  ord.  24th 

1691     Sept.   that    year;    died    May   1712. 

Wodrow    speaks   of    him   "as    an  honest, 


156 


MEARNS 


[PRESB.  OF 


painful,  gospel  min."  He  niarr.  Jan.  1692, 
Grisell  Stewart,  and  had  issue— Susanna 
(marr.  Alexander  Stevenson,  writer,  Irvine). 
— [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Canongate  Reg.  {Marr.) ; 
Crawford's  Hist. ;  Wodrow's  Anal.,  i.,  57.] 

HENKY  HUNTER,  born  1681,  son  of 
1713  Patrick  H.  of  Hunterston,  and 
Marion  Cunningham ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  pres.  by  John  Stewart 
of  Blackhall,  and  ord.  28th  April  1713; 
died  29th  Nov.  1731.  He  marr.  30th  Sept. 
1715,  Margaret  (died  13th  Jan.  I742),daugh. 
of  James  Stewart  of  Lumloch,  and  had 
issue  —Patrick  ;  Annabella  ;  Marion  (marr. 
John  Lyle,  merchant,  Glasgow). — [Glasg. 
Beg.  (Marr.);  Glasg.  I'ests.;  Wodrow's 
Anal.] 


1733 


GEORGE  MACVEY  [MACVIE],  M.A. 
(Glasgow,  27th  Jan.  1707);  was 
chaplain  to  Mrs  Stewart  of  Black- 
hall  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley  27th  Aug. 
1717;  called  18th  July  1732;  ord.  25th 
July  1733 ;  died  23rd  Oct.  1751,  aged  63. 
He  marr.  28th  Jan.  1737,  Elizabeth  Leckie, 
who  died  28th  Dec.  1755,  and  had  issue — 
Stewart,  born  26th  April  1738;  Janet, 
born  8th  Jan.  1741 ;  George,  born  17th 
Oct.  1742. 

ALEXANDER  CRUICKSHANK,  born 
1752  Aberdeenshire,  1724,  son  of  John  O, 
merchant ;  educated  at  Marischal 
College,  Aberdeen,  1735-9,  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  in  1742 ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Haddington  5th  Jan.  1748 ;  pres.  by  Sir 
Michael  Stewart  of  Blackhall,  Bart.,  and 
ord.  26th  Sept.  1752  ;  died  22nd  Jan.  1791, 
aged  67.  He  marr.  2nd  April  1759,  Jean 
Alexander,  who  died  before  1786,  and  had 
issue  —  Mary,  born  1st  May  1760,  died 
young ;  Stewart,  born  22nd  Feb.  1 762, 
died  at  Bristol,  23rd  July  1824;  William, 
born  24th  July  1764,  died  young ;  Jean, 
born  19th  May  1766,  died  young. 

GEORGE  M'LATCHIE  of  Humbie,  in 
1788     ^e  Par^sn'  b°rn  Glasgow,  5th  April 
1757,  eldest  son  of  Robert  M.,  school- 
master ;   educated   at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 


M.A.  (1774) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow 
2nd  Dec.  1778;  called  7th  Feb.,  and  ord. 
(assistant  and  successor)  11th  April  1788  ; 
D.D.  (Glasgow  1808);  died  unmarr.,  13th 
Aug.  1833.  He  was  tutor  to  John  Wilson, 
"  Christopher  North,"  who  resided  with 
him  for  some  years.  Publication — Account 
of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  xvii.). 

DONALD  MACKELLAR,  born  Knap- 
1834  dale,  Argyllshire,  second  son  of  Neil 
M.,  merchant;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Haddington 
12th  Dec.  1826  ;  pres.  by  Sir  Michael  Shaw 
Stewart  of  Ardgowan,  Bart.,  and  ord.  20th 
Feb.  1834 ;  Clerk  of  Presb.,  1834-68 ;  died 
unmarr.,  9th  Jan.  1868. 

MUNGO  REID,  born  Glasgow,  23rd 
March  1838,  second  son  of  Mungo 
R.  and  Jessie  Heron ;  educated  at 
High  School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  M.A. 
(1859);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Islay  in  1863; 
assistant  at  St  Andrew's  Parish,  Glasgow  ; 
ord.  to  Lochgelly,  May  1865 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  30th  July  1868;  D.D.  (Chicago, 
U.S.A.,  1884).  Marr.  30th  Aug.  1887, 
Isabella  Hamilton,  daugh.  of  Adam  Pear- 
son, and  has  issue — Eric  Pearson,  born  19th 
Feb.  1890,  died  22nd  Aug.  1890  ;  Ada  Mary 
(marr.  10th  Feb.  1917,  Charles  John 
Paterson,  son  of  Charles  Alfred  Paterson, 
Principal  of  Church  of  Scotland  College, 
Madras). 

JAMES  HUTCHISON  COCKBURN, 
M.A.,  B.D. ;  ord.  (assistant  and 
successor)  9th   Oct.  1908 ;   trans,  to 

Battlefield    Parish,    Glasgow,     10th    Nov. 

1914. 

DAVID  SCOTT,  born  Broughty-Ferry, 
4th  April  1888,  son  of  William  S.  and 
Patricia  Bowie  Findlay  ;  educated  at 
High  School,  Dundee,  and  Univ.  of  St  An- 
drews ;  M.A.  (1910),  B.D.  (1913) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  St  Andrews  7th  May  1913  ;  assist- 
ant at  the  Barony  Parish,  Glasgow ;  ord. 
(assistant  and  successor)  21st  April  1915. 
Marr.  14th  March  1917,  Janet  Fergu- 
son, second  daugh.  of  Hugh  Stevenson, 
Glasgow. 


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NEILSTON. 

[The  vicarage  of  Neilston  belonged  to  the 
Abbey  of  Paisley.  In  1594,  this  parish  was 
annexed  to  the  Presb.  of  Glasgow ;  but  it 
was  soon  restored  again  to  that  of  Paisley. 
At  Fereneze  within  the  bounds  there  was  a 
chapel  of  St  Conal,  where  also  is  St  Conal's 
Well.] 

PATRICK  ADAMSON,  min.  of  Paisley, 
1574    had  charge  in  1574. 

ROBERT  ARTHUR,  reader,  1574  to 
1574     1576. 

1578  JAMES  DAVIDSON,  reader,  1578-79. 
1580    JOHN  RAMAGE,  reader  in  1580. 

PATRICK  SHARPE,  min.  of  Paisley, 
1584    had  charge  in  1584. 

v  JOHN  BROWN,  min.  in  1589  j  went  to 
1589     Blantyre  in  1591.— [Beg.  Assig.] 

JAMES  LIVINGSTON,  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1585) ;  min.  of  Kilbarchan  in  1589 ; 
trans,  and  adm.  in  1591.    He  probably 
left  for  some  other  charge. — [Beg.  Assig."] 

GEORGE   MAXWELL  of  Auldhouse; 
min.   in   1593 ;   trans,  to  Mearns  in 


1593 


1594. 


ANDREW  LAW,  son  of  John  L.  of 
Spittal  and  Margaret  Strang,  and 
brother  of  James  L.,  Archbishop  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1591);  ord.  to 
Stonehouse  in  1591 ;  trans,  to  Glasford  in 
1593 ;  trans,  and  adm.  15th  July  1595 ; 
died  before  21st  May  1639.  He  marr.  (1) 
Barbara  Mure  :  (2)  (cont.  15th  Sept.  1624) 
Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  Robert  Mure  of  Cald- 
well, and  widow  of  Gavin  Hamilton  of 
Raploch,  and  had  issue — John,  his  heir, 
and  successor  in  this  parish ;  Janet. — 
[Glasg.  Tests. ;  Inq.  Ret..,  Renfrew,  109,  and 
Gen.,  8630 ;  Law's  Memorialls ;  G.  R. 
Inhib.,  2  ser.,  ii.,  387 ;  Reg.  of  Deeds, 
cccxcviii.,  226.] 

JOHN  LAW  of  Waterfoot,  son  of  pre- 
ceding ;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1624) ;  was 
on  the  Exercise  in  Presb.  of  Paisley 
8th  May  1628  ;  had  a  certificate  for  ordina- 
tion 28th  June  1632,  and  adm.  here  shortly 
afterwards  ;  deprived  for  inefficiency  April 


1632 


1649.  On  14th  Dec.  1659,  the  Presb.  recom- 
mended him  to  charity,  and  Parliament 
granted  him  £100  sterling  from  vacant 
stipends,  12th  July  1661.  The  date  of  his 
death  is  unknown.  He  marr.  Agnes,  daugh. 
of  John  Shearer,  Provost  of  Stirling,  and 
had  issue — William  of  Lauriston,  parish 
of  Cramond,  goldsmith  [a  business  which 
then  included  money-lending  and  bank- 
ing], Edinburgh,  died  1684.  [He  was  the 
father  of  John  of  Lauriston,  Controller- 
general  of  French  finance,  the  famous 
speculator,  who  died  in  comparative 
poverty  at  Venice,  21st  March  1729] ; 
John,  apprenticed  to  Robert  Gibson,  gold- 
smith, Edinburgh,  12th  Dec.  1649  ;  William, 
apprenticed  to  Thomas  Scott,  goldsmith, 
Edinburgh,  27th  Feb.  1650.—  [Inq.  Ret., 
Renfrew,  109,  and  Gen.,  8630;  Acts  of 
Pari.,  vii. ;  Pollok  Papers,  ii. ;  Wood's 
Hist,  of  Cramond;  G.  R.  Inhib.,  2  ser., 
ii.,  387 ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  cccxcviii.  226, 
dxxxi.  121  ;  Law's  Memorialls ;  Diet.  Nat. 
Biog. ;  Orig.  Sas.  in  Register  House.] 

WILLIAM  SEMPLE,  probably  brother 
of  Robert  S.  of  Nether- Walking- 
shaw ;  app.  Regent  in  the  Univ. 
of  Glasgow  26th  Oct.  1645  ;  M.A.  (Glasgow 
1645) ;  ord.  min.  of  a  Presbyterian  congre- 
gation at  Letterkenny,  Donegal,  Ireland, 
1647  ;  being  obliged  "  through  the  violence 
and  persecution  of  the  malignants  and 
sectaries,"  to  leave  his  charge  there,  he 
was  adm.  here  1st  Nov.  1649.  He  re- 
mained till  18th  Nov.  1653,  when  he 
returned  to  Letterkenny,  and  died  in  that 
charge,  19th  Oct.  1674,  aged  about  50.  A 
scholarly,  pious  man,  he  was,  says  Wodrow, 
"reckoned  more  eminent  than  any  of  the 
others  that  came  from  Ireland  to  the  Presb. 
of  Paisley."— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  i.,  327  ;  Reg. 
Sec.  Sig. ;  Reid's  Ireland,  ii.,  130.] 

HUGH     WALKER,     M.A.    (Glasgow 

1651);    ord.    17th   Dec.    1657;    died 

1657     March    1662,    aged    31.      He   marr. 

Eupbam  Mure,  who  survived  him. — [Glasg. 

Tests.] 

ALEXANDER  KINNEAR,  M.A. ;  min. 
„000     in    1663;    trans,    to    Bothwell    6th 

1663       T    ,  _ 

July  1670. 


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ANDREW  MILLAR,  born  about  1630, 
son  of  Andrew  M.,  min.  of  Girvan  ; 
educated  at  Irvine  School  and  Univ. 
of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1650);  adm.  to  Dailly 
about  1660;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parlia- 
ment 11th  June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy 
Council  1st  Oct.  1662;  still  mentioned  as 
min.  17th  Dec.  1663.  He  was  fined  2000 
merks  for  baptizing  the  child  of  a  neigh- 
bouring min.  On  3rd  Sept.  1672,  he  was 
adm.  here  as  an  "indulged"  min.  The 
Privy  Council  cancelled  his  indulgence  6th 
Oct.  1684,  because  he  did  not  read  the 
Proclamation  regarding  the  deliverance  of 
the  King  and  the  Duke  of  York  from 
the  Rye  House  plot;  he  was  imprisoned 
in  the  Edinburgh  Tolbooth  and  in  Black- 
ness Castle  for  refusing  to  bind  himself 
not  to  preach,  but  was  liberated  on  12th 
March  1685.  He  died  Jan.  1686.  He 
marr.  Margaretta  (alive  7th  March  1693), 
daugh.  of  John  Montgomerie  of  Cockelbie, 
and  had  issue  —  Katherine  (marr.  1696, 
Robert  Graham  of  Kirkhill) ;  Andrew,  died 
young ;  Robert,  min.  of  Paisley ;  Margaret 

(marr. Aird    of    Milton).— [Wodrow's 

Hist,  ii.,  203;   Nisbet's  Heraldry,  ii.,  42; 
Crawfurd's  Hist. ;  Glasg.  Tests.] 

JOHN  KINNEAR,  M.A.  (Edinburgh 
1681) ;  passed  trials  before  the 
Presb.  of  Dalkeith,  and  had  a  testi- 
monial for  licence,  15th  June  1686;  inst. 
13th  May  1687;  outed  at  the  Revolution; 
died  in  Edinburgh,  14th  April  1702,  aged 
50.  He  marr.  Janet  (died  10th  Feb.  1711), 
sister  of  Robert  Meldrum,  min.  of  Yester, 
and  had  issue— John  ;  James. — [Edinburgh 
Tests. ;  Edin.  Reg.  Bur. ;  Reg.  of  Deeds, 
Mack.,  22nd  March  1711.] 

v  DAVID     BROWN,    ord.     12th    March 
1688 ;   trans,  to   Blackfriars   Parish, 
1688     Glasgow,  6th  Feb.  1701. 

JOHN  MILLER,  bapt.  30th  Dec.  1677, 
son  of  Robert  M.,  min.  of  Ochiltree  ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Ayr  26th  Nov.  1701;  called 
16th  Feb.,  and  ord.  6th  May  1703.  He  was 
elected  Dean  of  the  Faculty  of  Divinity  in 


1703 


the  Univ.  of  Glasgow  26th  June  1718,  but 
did  not  accept ;  died  17th  May  1732.  He 
marr.  Janet,  daugh.  of  James  Adam  of 
Kirkton,  merchant,  Glasgow,  and  had  issue 
— an  only  child,  Grizell,  born  1708  (marr. 
William  Grant,  Lord  Prestongrange),  died 
30th  Sept.  1792.  [Her  daughters,  Janet, 
Agnes,  and  Jean  became  the  wives  of  John, 
fourth  Earl  of  Hyndford,  Sir  George  Suttie 
of  Balgone,  Bart.,  and  Robert  Dundas  of 
Arniston,  Lord  President  of  the  Court  of 
Session.] — [Nisbet's  Heraldry,  ii.,  42 ;  Glasg. 
Tests. ;  Glasg.  Com.  Deeds,  20th  Sept.  1707.]. 

ALEXANDER  CLARK,  born  1703,  son 
l7g3  of  James  C,  min.  of  the  Tron 
Parish,  Glasgow;  M.A.  (Glasgow, 
17th  Dec.  1727) ;  held  the  office  of  Librarian 
1727-31;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  1st 
Sept.  1731 ;  pres.  by  Thomas,  Earl  of  Dun- 
donald,  and  ord.  24th  July  1733;  died 
unmarr.  8th  Sept.  1736.  It  was  said  of 
him  that  in  his  day  there  was  "neither  a 
minister  nor  preacher  so  accomplished  in 
the  West  of  Scotland."  His  sister,  Lilias, 
was  his  executor. — [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Caldivell 
Papers,  i. ;  Acts  of  Assembly,  1733;  Craig's 
Life.] 

HENRY  MILLAR,  son  of  Robert 
7  ?  M.,  min.  of  First  Charge  of  Abbey, 
Paisley ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley  24th 
April  1734;  pres.  by  Thomas,  Earl  of 
Dundonald,  19th  Jan.,  and  ord.  10th  May 
1737;  died  13th  Nov.  1771.  He  was  a 
man  of  much  public  spirit  and  enterprise. 
Succeeding  to  the  fortune  of  his  brother 
Andrew,  the  celebrated  London  book- 
seller, he  employed  it,  in  conjunction 
with  his  chief  heritors,  in  setting  up  an 
inkle  [braid]  manufactory  in  the  parish, 
thereby  stimulating  the  introduction  of  a 
number  of  other  manufactures  to  which  Neil- 
ston  owes  its  great  modern  prosperity.  He 
marr.  27th  Aug.  1745,  Robina  (died  12th 
Nov.  1754),  daugh.  of  Alexander  Cochrane 
of  Craigmuir,  and  had  issue — Marion,  born 
27th  July  1746  (marr.  William  Fulton, 
manufacturer,  Maxwelltown) ;  Robert,  born 
21st  May  1749,  died  3rd  Aug.  1763;  Alex- 
ander of  Dalnair,  advocate,  born  20th  Jan. 


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1751,  died  30th  June  1790 ;  Elizabeth,  born 
25th  Oct.  1754  (marr.  Alexander  Napier  of 
Blackston). — [Crawfurd's  Hist, ;  New  Stat. 
Ace,  vii.] 

JOHN  WILSON,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
1772  Edinburgh  27th  Feb.  1765  ;  pres.  by- 
Alexander  Wilson  of  Glanderston 
11th  Jan.,  and  ord.  16th  July  1772;  died 
26th  April  1784.  He  marr.  19th  April  1773, 
Elizabeth  Walker,  who  died  5th  Feb.  1807, 
and  had  issue — Susannah  Alexis,  born  5th 
Feb.  1774  (marr.  Robert  Auld,  D.D.,  min.  of 
Ayr) ;  Alexander  Philips,  born  12th  Sept. 
1775  ;  John  Graham,  born  13th  June  1778  ; 
Eliza  Robina,  born  27th  May  1780,  died 
16th  June  1781. 

JOHN  MONTEATH,  M.A.  j  trans,  from 

Houston,  elected  by  the  parishioners 

20th  Sept.  1784  ;  pres.  by  Archibald 

Speirs  of  Elderslie,  and  adm.  18th  March 

1785 ;  re-trans,  to  Houston  1st  Sept.  1797. 

WILLIAM  HOOD,  born  1772,  eldest 
son  of  William  H.,  farmer,  Tar- 
bolton;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr  26th  Nov. 
1794;  elected  18th  Sept.  1797;  pres.  by 
Archibald  Speirs  of  Elderslie,  and  ord.  22nd 
Feb.  1798 ;  died  26th  Feb.  1804.  He  marr. 
4th  Feb.  1799,  Janet  (died  15th  Jan.  1864), 
daugh.  of  John  Robinson  [or  Robertson], 
and  had  issue — William,  born  18th  Dec. 
1799 ;  John,  born  17th  Feb.  1801 ;  Catherine, 
born  1st  Oct.  1802 ;  Agnes,  born  11th  Jan. 
1804. 

ALEXANDER  FLEMING,  born  Kil- 
1Rn4  marnock,  1760,  youngest  son  of 
Robert  F.,  workman ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1797) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Irvine  20th  Jan.  1801 ;  elected  by 
the  parishioners  in  June ;  pres.  by  Archibald 
Speirs  of  Elderslie,  and  ord.  27th  Sept. 
1804 ;  D.D.  (St  Andrews,  7th  Nov.  1835) ; 
died  unmarr.  10th  June  1844.  In  conse- 
quence of  his  action  in  refusing  to  preach 
in  the  church  which  had  become  too 
small  to  hold  the  parishioners,  and  hold- 
ing services  in  a  tent  in  the  churchyard, 


the  General  Assembly,  on  complaint  by  the 
heritors,  ordered  him,  28th  May  1828  to 
conduct  service  in  the  church.  An  action 
raised  against  the  heritors  to  compel  them 
to  provide  suitable  accommodation  being 
decided  both  in  the  Court  of  Session  and 
House  of  Lords  against  that  contention,  led 
to  the  formation  of  the  General  Assembly's 
Committee  for  Church  Extension.  In  1833 
the  Assembly  recorded  its  thanks  to  F. 
for  his  zeal  and  labours  in  the  case. 
Publications  —  Tivo  Letters  to  the  Lord 
Provost  of  Glasgow  on  the  Subject  of  the 
Organ  introduced  into  St  Andrew's  Church 
(Glasgow,  1808) ;  Answers  to  a  Statement  of 
the  Proceedings  of  the  Presbytery  of  Glas- 
gow relative  to  the  Use  of  an  Organ 
(Glasgow,  1808) ;  Letter  to  a  Young  Friend 
in  Ayrshire,  on  a  Question  discussed  in  the 
Synod  of  Glasgow  ivhich  involved  the 
Subjects  of  Liberty  and  Necessity  (Glasgow, 
1810) ;  Full  Statement  of  the  Interesting 
Cause  before  the  Very  Rev.  the  Synod 
of  Glasgow  and  Ayr  from  the  Presb.  of 
Paisley  (Paisley,  1812) ;  Examination  of 
the  Resolutions  adopted  by  a  Meeting  of 
Gentlemen  after  discussing  the  Merits  of 
a  Pill  to  be  brought  into  Parliament 
anent  Building  and  Endowing  Churches  in 
the  City  of  Glasgovj  (Glasgow,  1814) ; 
Answer  of  the  Kirk-Session  of  Neilston  to 
the  Heritors'  Publication  (Paisley,  1820) ; 
Letters  on  Pluralities;  Remarks  on  an 
Assumed  "  Statement  of  Facts  "  put  forth  by 
the  Heritors  of  Neilston  (Glasgow,  1827) ; 
The  Reviewer  Reviewed,  being  a  Criticism 
on  the  Church  of  Scotland  Magazine,  which 
attempted  to  impugn  the  Rev.  Dr  Cook's 
Pamphlet  on  Calls  (Glasgow,  1835);  An 
Historical  Lecture  on  Teinds  or  Tithes 
(Glasgow,  1835) ;  Sermon  delivered  at  the 
Admission  of  the  Rev.  R.  Stevenson,  certified 
under  a  Charge  of  Heresy  (Glasgow,  1836) ; 
Letter  to  the  Right  Hon.  Sir  Robert  Peel, 
Bart.  (Glasgow,  1842) ;  Strictures  on  the 
Hypotheses  of  Ttvo  Supreme  Co-ordinate 
Potvers  with  Reference  to  Patronage  and 
Non- Intrusion,  by  Gnimelf  Rednaxela  [i.e. 
Alexander  Fleming] ;  Account  of  the 
Parish  (New  Stat.  Ace,  vii.).  —  [Acts  of 
Assembly,  1823,  1827-35;  Life,  by  his 
relative,  John  Fleming,  min.  at  Paisley.] 


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[PRESB.  OF 


HUGH  AIRD,  born  15th  Jan.  1813,  son 
of  John  A.,  shoemaker,  and  Helen 
Fairbairn ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh;  ord.  to  Wishaw  7th  March 
1844  j  trans,  and  adm.  17th  April  1845 ; 
died  4th  Sept.  1872.  He  marr.  2nd  April 
1838,  Agnes  Anderson,  born  5th  April  1817, 
died  s.p.  5th  May  1890. 

THOMAS  MILLER,  born  Ayr,  16th 
March  1835,  second  son  of  Thomas 
M.  and  Janet  Bone ;  educated  at 
Ayr  Academy  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Ayr  10th  Aug.  1859  ;  missionary 
at  Howwood ;  ord.  to  Wandel  and  Laming- 
ton  11th  Aug.  1862  ;  trans,  to  St  Stephen's, 
Glasgow,  28th  April  1866  ;  trans,  and  adm. 
8th  May  1873;  died  21st  Sept.  1878.  He 
marr.  11th  June  1868,  Christina  Gladstone 
(died  7th  Sept.  1911),  daugh.  of  James 
Sommerville,  manufacturer,  Glasgow,  and 
had  issue  —  Thomas,  shipowner,  Glasgow, 
born  9th  April  1869 ;  William  James 
Sommerville,  min.  of  West  Coates,  Edin- 
burgh ;  Agnes  Sommerville,  born  4th 
June  1871  (marr.  Andrew  Boyd  Scott, 
min.  of  Lansdowne  U.F.  Church,  Glas- 
gow); Hugh,  M.B.,  Ch.B.,  lieut.  R.A.M.C., 
born  6th  March  1877. 


PETER  MACLEOD,  born  Muckcroft, 
1879  Gampsie,  1843,  son  of  Peter  M. 
and  Mary  Macfarlane ;  educated  at 
Cadder  School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow ;  assistant  at 
Neilston  and  Rothesay ;  ord.  to  St  Luke's, 
Lochee,  17th  Sept.  1874 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
29th  April  1879 ;  died  s.p.  17th  Dec.  1896. 
He  marr.  24tb  July  1877,  Mary,  daugh. 
of  William  Gray  and  Elizabeth  Moffat. 
She  survived  him,  and  marr.  (2)  3rd  April 
1899,  Colonel  Robert  James  Bennett. 

ROBERT  BARR,  born  Bearsden,  New 
1895  Kilpatrick,  1st  May  1863,  son  of 
William  B.  and  Hannah  Kirk ;  edu- 
cated at  New  Kilpatrick  School  and  Univ. 
of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1894);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Dunbarton  in  1892  ;  assistant  at  Martyrs' 
Parish,  Paisley ;  ord.  (assistant  and  suc- 
cessor) 10th  Jan.  1895. 


PAISLEY. 

[St  Mirin! s  or  The  Abbey  Parish. — Where 
the  Abbey  Church  of  Paisley  now  stands, 
there  was  from  a  very  early  time  a  church 
dedicated  to  St  Mirin.  It  would  appear 
also  that  it  was  built  over  the  saint's  tomb. 
Around  that  church  this  parish  arose. 
From  the  church,  too,  the  place  got  its 
name  of  Baisleac  or  Paisley,  meaning  a 
large  or  notable  church.  This  word  bais- 
leac, a  Gaelic  term  of  Greek  origin,  is  not 
of  frequent  occurrence,  and  may  never  have 
been  very  commonly  applied.  But  there 
are  other  places  so  named  in  Scotland,  and 
several  in  Ireland.  When  the  Monastery 
of  Paisley  was  founded  as  a  Cluniac  Priory 
in  1169,  the  parish  church  of  St  Mirin  was 
granted  to  it.  The  pious  founder,  Walter, 
first  High  Steward  of  Scotland,  transferred 
at  that  time  to  Paisley  a  monastic  com- 
munity which  he  had  himself  set  up  at 
Renfrew  in  1163.  The  monks  thus  settled, 
first  at  Renfrew  and  then  at  Paisley,  were 
brought  from  an  English  Priory  at  Much 
Wenlock  in  Shropshire,  the  High  Steward's 
native  district.  St  Mirin,  to  whom  the 
place  had  long  been  dedicated,  was  retained 
as  patron  of  the  new  monastery,  but  in 
its  dedication  there  were  joined  with  him 
St  Mary,  St  James,  the  patron  of  Renfrew, 
and  St  Milburga  of  Wenlock.  Many  bene- 
factions were  bestowed  upon  the  High 
Steward's  foundation  by  his  descendants, 
notably  by  his  son  and  grandson,  Alan 
and  Walter,  the  second  and  third  High 
Stewards.  In  1219  Pope  Honorius  III. 
raised  Paisley  to  the  rank  of  an  abbey. 
In  1307  it  was  burned  by  an  English  army 
under  Aylmer  de  Valence.  A  restoration 
was  speedily  begun,  and  in  1334  Pope 
Benedict  XII.  conferred  on  its  Superior 
the  dignity  of  a  Mitred  Abbot.  By  1459 
the  abbey  buildings  were  complete  again. 
Embellishments  and  enlargements  now 
went  steadily  on,  for  the  monastery  was 
very  rich.  In  1484  Abbot  George  Shaw 
enclosed  with  lordly  walls  and  gateways 
the  extensive  precincts  of  the  abbey.  The 
tower  which  rose  from  the  crossing  of  the 
church  is  said  to  have  been  of  great  height. 


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But  it  is  very  doubtful  whether  that  tower 
was  ever  completed  until  recent  times. 
The  last  addition  of  great  importance  was 
the  building  of  a  new  choir,  without  aisles, 
about  125  feet  long.  When  the  work  had 
made  some  progress,  the  great  central 
tower  fell.  Its  fall  wrecked  the  north 
transept,  and  did  much  damage  to  other 
parts  of  the  church,  and  to  the  conventual 
buildings.  But  little  had  been  done  to- 
wards repairing  this  disaster  when  the 
abbey  was  suppressed  in  1560.  The  Abbey 
Church,  such  as  it  was,  soon  became  the 
parish  church  of  Paisley.  But  only  the 
nave,  crossing,  and  south  transept  were 
habitable.  The  north  transept  was  a  roof- 
less ruin ;  most  of  the  tower  had  fallen, 
and  the  walls  of  the  new  choir  were  barely 
half  built.  There  does  not  seem  to  have 
been  any  renovation  undertaken  till  1862, 
when  the  nave  was  restored.  Near  the 
end  of  the  nineteenth  century  there  was 
carried  out  a  further  restoration  of  the 
transepts,  St  Mirin:s  Chapel,  and  the  lower 
part  of  the  tower.  In  1913  began  a  com- 
plete restoring  and  finishing  of  the  whole 
church,  with  the  tower,  cloisters,  and  some 
remains  of  the  monastic  buildings.  The 
cost  of  this,  estimated  at  about  £40,000,  is 
being  borne  by  members  of  the  well-known 
Paisley  family  of  Clark.  The  work  is  still 
in  progress  under  the  hands  of  Patrick 
MacGregor  Chalmers,  architect,  Glasgow. 
The  total  length  of  the  church  is  over  260 
feet.  Within  St  Mirin's  Church  were 
buried  the  founder  and  most,  if  not  all, 
of  the  High  Stewards  and  their  near 
kindred.  Among  these  was  Walter,  the 
sixth  of  the  line,  who  was  knighted  on  the 
battlefield  of  Bannockburn  for  notable 
achievements  done  that  day.  Here,  too, 
lies  his  young  wife,  Marjorie,  daughter  of 
King  Kobert  I.,  and  mother  of  Robert  II. 
When  Robert  III.  died  at  Rothesay  Castle, 
he  also  was  buried  in  this  church.  At- 
tached to  the  south  transept  is  St  Mirin's 
Chapel,  in  which  of  old  were  the  shrines  of 
St  Mirin  and  St  Columba.  There  were 
also  in  the  church,  altars  of  St  Mary,  St 
Ninian,  St  Nicholas,  St  Peter,  St  Katherine, 
and  St  Anne.  At  the  Broomlands,  near 
the  town,  was  a  Chapel  of  St  Roque  with 

VOL.    III. 


seven  roods  of  adjoining  land  belonging  to 
it.  Beside  the  Lady  Burn  there  was  a 
Chapel  of  St  Mary.  Another  chapel  stood 
at  Blackball,  and  at  Cruickston  there  was 
a  hospital.  In  1577  the  Grammar  School 
of  Paisley  was  founded  by  royal  charter, 
and  was  endowed  with  the  revenues  of  a 
number  of  the  chapels  and  altars  of  the 
abbey.  Yearly  fairs  were  held  at  Paisley 
in  honour  of  St  Mirin,  St  James,  and  St 
Marnoch.  For  a  lengthy  account  of  St 
Mirin  and  his  apostleship,  see  Brown's 
History  of  Paisley,  vol.  i.,  chap.  2.] 

First  Charge. 

WILLIAM      MACFINGOUN,     MA. ; 
probably   a   pre-Reformation   priest 
who  conformed  and  became  reader 
in  1572. 


1572 


PATRICK  ADAMSON  [or  CON- 
1572  STANT],  formerly  min.  of  Ceres, 
and  an  advocate ;  returned  to  the 
ministry  and  was  adm.  to  this  charge  Aug. 
1572.  In  1574,  Kilbarchan,  Mearns,  and 
Neilston  were  also  under  his  care.  He 
resided  in  Glasgow,  not  being  able  to 
obtain  a  lodging  in  Paisley,  and  was 
sharply  rebuked  by  the  Assembly  for  not 
"waiting  on  his  cure."  He  became  chap- 
lain to  the  Regent,  James,  Earl  of  Morton, 
and  was  afterwards  Archbishop  of  St 
Andrews  (q.v.). — [Melville's  Diary  (Banna- 
tyne  Club),  42  ;  Diet.  Nat.  Biog.] 

ANDREW  POL  WART  [POLWARTH], 
studied  at  Geneva,  and  was  adm. 
min.  here  at  Martinmas  1574.  He 
was  one  of  a  committee  appointed  by  the 
Assembly  for  correcting  an  edition  of  the 
English  Bible  then  being  printed  by  Alex- 
ander Arbuthnot  and  Thomas  Bassandyne 
[the  first  Bible  issued  in  Scotland].  He 
experienced  great  difficulty  in  the  per- 
formance of  his  ministerial  duties,  being 
hindered  in  every  possible  way,  and  his 
life  threatened  if  he  remained.  After 
two  years  he  was  loosed  from  his  charge 
"  that  he  may  serve  uther  quhair  it  please 
God  to  call  him,  because  of  the  contempt 
of  discipline,  thair  manifest  vices,  minacing, 
and  boasting  of  him  in  doing  his  deutie,  his 


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1585 


labours  cannot  be  profitable  to  them."  He 
became  min.  of  Cadder  in  1578. — [Beg. 
Assig.  j  Reg.  Min. ;  Wodrow  Miscell.,  L, 
382;  Calderwood's  Hist.,  iii ,  328,  350; 
Knox's  Works,  vi. ;  Melville's  Autob. ;  Book 
of  the  Kirke,  iii.,  324,  342  ;  Lees's  Abbey  of 
Paisley,  240.] 

THOMAS  SMEATON,  adm.  in  1577  or 
1578  ;  app.  Professor  of  Divinity  and 
Principal  of  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow 

[in  succession  to  Andrew  Melville]  in  1580 

(q.v.)  and  min.  of  Govan. 

PATRICK  SHARPE,  min.  at  Paisley, 

15a4     Neilston,  and  Kilbarchan  in  1584. — 

[Audit  of  Exchequer,  22nd  July  1584.] 

ANDREW  KNOX,  trans,  from  Loch- 
winnoch,  and  adm.  here  in  1585 ; 
became  Bishop  of  the  Isles  (q.v.) 
12th  Feb.  1605.  After  visiting  his  See,  he 
wished  to  continue  min.  of  Paisley,  and 
made  overtures  for  the  appointment  of 
a  colleague,  but  neither  the  Presb.  nor 
the  magistrates  and  inhabitants  would 
entertain  his  proposal.  He  did  not  actually 
quit  this  charge  until  12th  Nov.  1607. — 
[Metcalfe's  Hist,  of  Paisley,  212 ;  Scottish 
Review,  xx. ;  Hatfield  MSS.,  vii.,  246.] 

PATRICK  HAMILTON,  MA. ;  elected 
1607  fr°m  a  leet  °f  three  23rd  April ; 
trans,  from  Lochwinnoch  and  adm. 
between  12th  Nov.  and  25th  Dec.  1607. 
He  was  not  in  the  charge  after  1610,  but 
was  adm.  to  Cambuslang  after  3rd  July 
1628.— [Brown's  Hist,  of  Paisley,  81.] 

ARCHIBALD  HAMILTON,  born  1579, 
son  of  Claud  H.  of  Barnes,  Dun- 
bartonshire ;  Regent  in  the  Univ. 
of  Glasgow,  of  which  he  was  D.D. ;  was  on 
the  leet  with  Andrew  Boyd,  min.  of  Eagles- 
ham,  and  Patrick  Hamilton,  his  predecessor, 
27th  March  1606;  adm.  before  8th  June 
1610.  In  1612  he  built  a  manse  (now 
demolished)  for  the  mins.  of  the  First 
Charge  of  the  Abbey  Parish,  and  a  stone 
set  over  the  entrance  bore  his  own  initials 
with  those  of  his  wife.  He  was  a  member 
of  the  Perth  Assembly  25th  Aug.  1618,  and 
of  the  Court  of  High  Commission  15th 
June   1619 ;    was  app.   Bishop  of  Killala 


1610 


in  Ireland  21st  May,  and  consecrated  in  St 
Peter's  Church,  Drogheda,  29th  June  1623. 
On  20th  April  1630  he  was  made  Arch- 
bishop of  Cashel  and  Emly.  He  incurred 
the  displeasure  of  Archbishop  Laud  for 
having  "upon  his  own  authority  com- 
manded a  fast  once  a  week  for  eight  weeks 
together  throughout  his  province,"  as  well 
as  for  being  in  possession  of  the  tem- 
poralities of  no  fewer  than  sixteen  vicar- 
ages. When  required  to  explain  matters 
he  pleaded  inability  to  travel  to  Dublin, 
owing  to  an  acute  attack  of  sciatica.  Laud 
wrote  to  the  Earl  of  Strafford  :  "  Do  you 
not  think  it  would  lame  any  man  to  carry 
sixteen  vicarages  ?  But  surely  that  burden 
will  help  him  to  a  sciatica  in  his  conscience 
sooner  than  in  his  hips."  Shortly  after  the 
rebellion  of  1641  he  left  Ireland  and  settled 
in  Sweden.  He  is  said  to  have  died  at 
Stockholm  in  1659,  but  another  account 
gives  Upsala  in  1658.  He  marr.  (1)  a  lady 
whose  initials,  A.L.,  only  are  known  :  (2) 
a  daugh.  of  James  Haig  of  Bemersyde  and 
Elizabeth,  wet-nurse  of  Elizabeth,  Queen 
of  Bohemia  (daugh.  of  James  VI.),  daugh. 
of  Thomas  M'Dowall  of  Stodrig,  and  had 
issue.  He  is  said  to  be  the  ancestor  of 
several  Hamilton  families  in  Sweden. — 
[Row's  Hist.,  269 ;  Glasg.  Tests.,  15th  Jan. 
1622 ;  Notes  and  Queries,  3rd  ser.,  vol.  v. ; 
Ware's  Works,  edited  by  Harris ;  Records 
of  Town  Council  of  Paisley ;  Monumenta 
Ullarakeriensia  cum  Uftsalia  Nova  Illus- 
trata  (Stockholm,  1719);  Diet.  Nat. 
Biog.] 

ALEXANDER     HAMILTON,     MA. ; 

dem.  either  before  the  date  fixed  for 
his  settlement  in  1625,  or  within  a 
few  months  thereafter. 


1625 


^ROBERT  BOYD  of  Trochrig,  Ayr- 
shire, born  Glasgow,  1578,  eldest 
son  of  James  B.,  Archbishop  of 
Glasgow;  educated  at  Ayr  School  and 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (1594);  went 
to  France  and  taught  at  Tours ;  became 
Professor  of  Philosophy  (Arts)  atMontauban, 
1599-1604  ;  min.  at  Verteuil,  1604-6  ;  trans, 
to  Saumur  in  1606 ;  was  Professor  of 
Divinity  there  in  1608 ;  app.  Principal  of 
Glasgow    Univ.    Jan.     1615 ;    elected    to 


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Greyfriars'  Parish,   Edinburgh,   18th    Oct. 
1622,  with  the  Principalship  of  Edinburgh 
Univ.  in  conjunction  ;  dem.  in  1623 ;  pres. 
to  this  charge  (at  the  earnest  desire  of  the 
parish)  by  James,  Earl  of  Abercorn,  1625  ; 
adm.   1st  Jan.   1626;   dem.  in  Aug.  that 
year,  having  been  assaulted  at  the  instance 
of    his   relative,   Marion    Boyd,    Countess 
Dowager  of  Abercorn,  who  had  become  a 
Komanist,  and  her  son  Charles.    In  B.'s 
absence    the    doors    of    his    house    were 
broken    open,  his    books    littered   on  the 
floor,  and  his  furniture  thrown   into  the 
street.     This  so  affected  him  that  on  14th 
Sept.  1626  he  sent  a  formal  resignation  of 
his   charge   to  the   Presb.     He  retired   to 
Trochrig,  and   died   in   Edinburgh   (where 
he    had    gone    for    medical    advice)   of   a 
malignant  growth  in  the  throat,  5th  Jan. 
1627.     He  was  a  person  of  singular  piety, 
great  learning  and  admirable  eloquence  in 
French,  Latin,  and  Greek.     He  marr.  at 
Saumur,  May   1611,  Anna,  daugh.  of  Sir 
Patrick  Maliverne  of  Viniola,  knight  (she 
survived  him,  marr.  (2)   1629,  Dr  George 
Sibbald,  and   died  before  14th  Dec.  1654), 
and  had  issue — Robert ;  John  of  Trochrig ; 
Anne  ;    Margaret ;    Janet.     Publications — 
Hecatombe  ad  Christum  Servatorem  (Edin- 
burgh, 1627.,  1825) ;   A  Spirituall   Hymne, 
or  the  Sacrifice  of  a  Sinner,  to  be  offered 
upon  the  Altar  of  a  Humbled  Heart   to 
Christ  our  Redeemer,  Inverted  in  English 
Sajyphicks,  from  the  Latin  of  that  Revered, 
Religious,  and  Learned  Divine,  Mr  Robert 
Boyd  [by  Sir  William  Mure,  younger  of 
Rowallan]  (Edinburgh,  1628) ;  In  Epistolam 
Pauli  Apostoli  ad  Ej)hesios  Praelectiones 
(London,  1652 ;  Geneva,  1661) ;  Monita  de 
filii    sui   primogenita    institutione    (Edin- 
burgh, 1701);  Ode,  "D.  Georgio  Sibbaldo, 
M.D."  (Del.Poetar.  Scot.,  A.,  209);  "Verses 
to  King  James  "  {Muse's  Welcome) ;  Extracts 
from    Obituary    {Bannatyne    Miscell.,    i). 
He  left  in  MSS.,  Sermons,  3  vols. ;  Apody- 
terium ;  Sermons  in  French,  several  vols. ; 
Philotheca. — [Glasg.  Reg.  {Marr.) ;   Glasg. 
Tests. ;    Wodrow  Biog.,  ii. ;   Baillie's  Lett., 
iii.,   226;    Inq.    Ret.    Ayr,    99,   345,  Gen., 
3973;    Robertson's   Ayr,  iii.,   307;    P.   C. 
Reg.,  i.,   309,    421,    422;    Rivet's    Life   of 
Boyd ;  Diet.  JYat.  Biog. ;  Reid's  Divinity 


Principals  in  the   Univ.  of  Glasgow,  115 
et  seq.] 

JOHN  HAY,  M.A. ;  trans,  from  Killellan, 
162*7    anc^  a<^m-  21st  May  1(^27 ;  trans,  to 
Renfrew  28th  April  1628. 

JOHN  CRICHTON,  cousin  of  Robert 
lg2g  Baillie,  Principal  of  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  M.A.  (St  Andrews  1619) ;  ord. 
to  Abercorn  in  1622 ;  trans,  to  Campsie 
27th  April  1623;  pres.  by  James,  Earl  of 
Abercorn ;  coll.  28th  Aug.,  and  adm.  6th 
Sept.  1629.  On  26th  July  1638,  the 
parishioners  brought  against  him  no  fewer 
than  thirty -four  charges  on  matters  of 
doctrine  and  conduct,  and  "having  found 
witnesses  that  he  was  ane  professed 
arminiane  and  popish  champion,  him  the 
Assemblie  all  in  one  voice  deposed,"  5th 
Dec.  1638.  He  petitioned  the  Presb.  10th 
May  1649,  stating  that  as  he  was  now 
chaplain  to  James,  Marquess  of  Ormond, 
a  chaplain-major  in  the  army,  and  installed 
in  the  Trinity  Kirk  of  Dublin,  he  should 
be  reponed.  The  Presb.  referred  him  to 
the  Assembly,  which  sent  the  matter  back 
to  the  Presb.  What  followed  does  not 
appear.  In  1655  he  is  styled  Professor  of 
Physic  in  Glasgow,  and  in  1661  he  had  a 
grant  of  vacant  stipends. — [Baillie's  Lett., 
i.  123,  iii.  434 ;  Balfour's  Annals,  ii.,  308 ; 
Lees's  Paisley  Abbey,  284-95  ;  G.  R.  Inhib., 
10th  Jan.  1656  ;  P.  C.  Reg..  1661.] 

HENRY  CALVERT  [or  CULWORT], 
1M1  an  Englishman  by  birth ;  ord.  by 
Andrew,  Bishop  of  Raphoe,  as  assist- 
ant to  Edward  Brice,  min.  at  Broadisland, 
Co.  Antrim,  4th  May  1629;  adm.  to  Old- 
stone  or  Muckamore  (now  Killead)  17th  June 
1630  ;  dep.  by  Henry,  Bishop  of  Down,  1636, 
for  refusing  to  subscribe  the  Canons.  On 
27th  May  1641  he  was  pres.  to  this  parish 
by  James,  Earl  of  Abercorn,  and  adm.  1st 
July  that  year.  In  1642,  "  considering  the 
charge  an  over-great  burden  to  one,"  he 
had  a  colleague  appointed.  He  was  seized 
with  gout  in  1647,  and  "having  been  sud- 
denly overtaken  with  a  palsie"  died  after 
22nd  June  1653.  "Of  a  fervent  spirit  and 
vehement  delivery  in  preaching,  and  withal 
very  diligent,   he   was    a    blessing   to  his 


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people."  He  marr.  Barbara  Boyd,  who 
died  before  9th  May  1679.— [Glasg.  Tests. ; 
Reid's  Ireland,  i.,  115,  221 ;  Baillie's  Lett., 
iii.,  43 ;  Livingston's  Charac. ;  Blair's 
Autob.,  73. 

JOHN  DRYSDALE,  M.A.  (Glasgow, 
26th  July  1637).  He  had  been 
probably  ord.  to  a  charge  in  Ireland, 
and  was  adm.  here  as  colleague  Oct. 
1650 ;  outed  on  the  establishment  of 
Episcopacy  in  1661.  Being  charged  with 
turbulent  and  seditious  practices  9th  Dec. 
1662  he  was  ordered  to  be  arrested 
by  the  Privy  Council.  He  fled  and 
perhaps  returned  to  Ireland. — [Wodrow's 
Hist.,  i.,  327.] 

ALEXANDER  DUNLOP,  born  1621, 
son  of  Archibald  D.,  son  of  Auchens- 
keith  ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
M.A.  (1638);  ord.  to  Second  Charge  12th 
Sept.  1644 ;  sometime  chaplain  in  the 
army ;  in  1651  he  joined  the  Protesters ; 
trans,  to  this  charge,  and  adm.  28th  Dec. 
1653.  In  1654  he  was  app.  by  the  English 
Privy  Council  on  the  committee  for  author- 
ising admissions  to  the  ministry  in  the 
province  of  Glasgow  and  Ayr ;  deprived  on 
the  establishment  of  Episcopacy  in  1661,  and 
ordered  to  quit  the  kingdom  6th  Jan.  1662. 
It  was  proposed  to  send  him  to  Holland, 
but  Sir  Robert  Cunningham,  the  king's 
physician,  intervened,  saying  "  that  they 
might  as  well  execute  him  on  the  scaffold 
as  send  him  to  the  sea,  for  he  could  not  be 
twenty-four  or  forty-eight  hours  upon  the 
sea  but  it  would  be  his  death,  for  by  his 
extraordinary  study  and  labour  in  Paisley 
he  had  brought  his  strong  body  so  low  that 
he  could  not  live  upon  the  sea  for  a  very 
short  time."  He  appears  to  have  retired 
to  Culross.  After  the  hopes  of  the  Cove- 
nanters had  been  disappointed  at  Rullion 
Green,  he  died,  it  is  said,  of  a  broken  heart, 
at  Bo'ness,   13th   March   1667.     He  marr. 

(1)  1646,  Jean  Mure,  who  died  July  1647  : 

(2)  Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  William  Mure  of 
Glanderston.  The  latter  having  attended 
a  conventicle  in  a  private  house,  was  im- 
prisoned by  order  of  the  Privy  Council  6th 
Nov.  1676,  until  she  found  caution  to  remove 
from  Edinburgh  and  six  miles  around  it. 


He  had  issue — William,  Principal  of  Glas- 
gow Univ.  (q.v.),  born  1654,  died  March 
1700 ;  James,  merchant,  Rotterdam ; 
Margaret  (marr.  James  Stirling,  min.  of 
Kilbarchan).  Among  his  descendants  were 
Alexander  Murray  Dunlop  of  Corsock, 
M.P.,  and  Robert  Herbert  Story,  D.D., 
Principal  of  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow. — 
[Edin.  Reg.  (Marr.) ;  Edin.  Tests. ;  Wod- 
row's Anal.,  iii.  21,  iv.  19 ;  Wodrow's 
Hist.,  i.,  318 ;  Caldwell  Papers,  i. ;  Feme's 
Life  of  Carstairs  ;  Nicoll's  Diary ;  Baillie's 
Lett.  ;  Birth  Briefs,  Lyon  Office.] 

WILLIAM     PIERSON,    M.A;    trans. 
1663     fr°m  Kinnaird,  and  adm.  before  29th 
Oct.   1663 ;    trans,    to    Dunfermline 
17th  Jan.  1666. 


1667 


JAMES  CHALMERS,  born  about  1625, 
second  son  of  William  C,  min.  of 
Boyndie;  M.A.  (King's  College, 
Aberdeen,  1645);  adm.  to  New  Machar 
before  21st  Oct.  1651 ;  trans,  to  Cullen 
after  20th  April  1652;  app.  by  Parliament 
22nd  Feb.  1662,  one  of  the  Visitors  of  the 
Univ.  of  Aberdeen ;  trans,  to  Dumfries 
before  11th  Dec.  1662;  trans,  and  adm. 
before  24th  Oct.  1667  ;  dem.  after  4th  April 
1670 ;  died  that  year.  He  marr.  (1)  a 
daugh.  of  William  Scroggie,  Bishop  of 
Argyll :  (2)  Elspeth  (buried  in  Greyfriars 
13th  March  1692),  sister  of  Robert  Petrie  of 
Portlethen,  Provost  of  Aberdeen,  and  had 
issue — James,  min.  of  Kirkpatrick-Fleming ; 
Charles,  W.S.,  afterwards  captain  in  the 
Scots  Guards ;  Robert,  born  26th  March 
1667;  Elizabeth,  buried  in  Greyfriars, 
Edinburgh,  30th  June  1692  ;  Anna  (marr. 

(1)    Elliot,    merchant,    London :    (2) 

Alexander  Brown,  periwig  maker  and 
barber,  Edinburgh,  son  of  Gideon  B.,  min. 
of  Smailholm) ;  and  two  who  died  in 
infancy. — [Edin.  Bapt.  Reg. ;  St  Andreiv's 
Tests. ;  Nisbet's  Heraldry,  i.,  309 ;  Reg. 
Collat.;  Consistorial  Processes,  No.  149 
(Scot.  Record  Soc.).] 

MATTHEW  RAMSAY,  son  of  a  burgess 
1669    of  Glasgow;   M.A.  (Glasgow  1643); 
adm.  to  Old  Kilpatrick  28th  Sept. 
1648 ;  confined  to  his  parish  on  the  estab- 
lishment of   episcopacy,   and   solicited   to 


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accept  the  Archbishopric  of  Glasgow  by 
the  Chancellor,  but  declined.  Accused 
30th  July  1663  before  Privy  Council  of 
factious  and  seditious  carriage,  was  ordered 
10th  Aug.  to  wait  on  and  satisfy  Lord 
Middleton  the  Commissioner,  but  declin- 
ing to  join  in  the  new  Synods  and  Presby- 
teries, was  deposed  Oct.  1665 ;  he  had  an 
indulgence  here,  22nd  Sept.  1669,  became 
infirm  16th  Dec.  1669;  died  May  1671, 
aged  about  48.  He  is  described  as  "a 
person  of  most  shining  piety,  stayed 
gravity,  greatest  eminency  of  gifts,  extra- 
ordinary sweetness  of  temper,  and  most 
peaceable  behaviour."  He  marr.  (1)  Eliza- 
beth, daugh.  of  John  Lothian,  min.  of  Old 
Monkland,  and  had  issue  —  Matthew ; 
Thomas,  min.  of  Cadder ;  John ;  Robert, 
bursar  at  Edinburgh  Univ.,  14th  Oct.  1668  ; 
David,  imprisoned  for  keeping  conventicles 
in  1679;  Margaret  (marr.  Patrick  Brock, 
maltman,  Glasgow) :  (2)  Mary  Padie,  who 
survived  him! — [Glasg.  Bapt.  Beg. ;  Glasg. 
Tests, ;  Wodrow's  Hist.,  L,  427  ;  Crawford's 
Hist. ;  Burnet's  History  of  his  own  Times  ; 
Law's  Memorialls  ;  G.  B.  Inhib.,  20th  Sept. 
1673.] 

•  JOHN  BAIED  [or  BAIRDIE]  of  Sel- 
1669  vactee  ;  M.A.  (St  Andrews  1648) ;  on 
the  Exercise  in  that  Presb.  5th  May 
1652 ;  adm.  to  Innerwick  26th  Jan.  1654 ; 
deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  11th  June 
and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662  ; 
granted  indulgence  with  the  preceding  by 
the  Privy  Council  16th  Dec.  1669 ;  he  was 
fined  in  a  half  year's  stipend  by  the  Privy 
Council  8th  July  1673  for  not  observing  the 
anniversary  of  the  Restoration ;  dep.  10th 
April  1684  for  repeating  the  same  offence ; 
died  Feb.  or  March  1685,  aged  about  57. 
He  was  a  man  "of  thin,  small  body,  but 
of  great  spirit,  took  little  food  and  drank 
much  spring  well  water,  eminent  for  piety, 
gravity,  and  learning,"  and  having  "  a  rare 
gift  of  neat,  accurate,  and  well  -  studied 
popular  preaching."  He  marr.  (cont.  21st 
July  1658),  Margaret  (died  at  Inverkeithing 
in  the  end  of  1684),  daugh.  of  James  Bruce, 
min.  of  Kingsbarns,  and  had  issue — James, 
surgeon,  who  was  a  source  of  great  vexation 
to    his    parents ;    Sophia    (marr.    Robert 


Alexander,  principal  clerk  of  Session) ; 
Margaret.  Publications — Violent  the  Re- 
view ;  Balm  from  Gilead,  or  the  Differ- 
ences about  the  Indulgence  stated  and 
impleaded  (London,  1681).  He  left  a 
MS.  treatise  Be  Magistrate  and  another 
On  hearing  Curates. — [Wodrow's  Hist.,  ii., 
216 ;  Fountainhall's  Diary ;  Crawford's 
Hist,  i  G.  B.  Inhib.,  21st  April  1675  ;  G.  R. 
Sas.,  xxv.,  395.] 

ANTHONY    SHAW,    M.A.,    formerly 
1672     min.  of  Colmonell;  granted  indulg- 
ence with  the  two  preceding  by  the 
Privy  Council  3rd  Sept.  1672 ;  [afterwards 
min.  at  Loudoun.] 

JOHN  FULLARTON  of  Greenhall, 
1684  Argyll,  born  about  1645,  son  of 
James  M'Cloy  of  Ballochindryan  and 
Jean  Stewart,  probably  grandson  of  Donald 
M'Cloy  F.,  min.  of  Kilmodan  ;  M.A.  (Glas- 
gow 1665) ;  passed  trials  before  Presb.  of 
Dunoon ;  was  recommended  9th  Dec.  1668  ; 
adm.  to  Kilmodan  before  2nd  June  1669  ; 
trans,  before  12th  Nov.  1684 ;  outed  at  the 
Revolution ;  consecrated  a  bishop  of  the 
non-jurant  church  in  Edinburgh  25th  Jan. 
1705 ;  elected  to  the  diocese  of  Edinburgh 
in  1720 ;  died  at  Greenhall,  Glendaruel, 
27th  April  1727,  aged  about  82.  He  marr. 
(1)  Anna  (died  28th  July  1679),  second 
daugh.  of  George  Haldane,  W.S. :  (2)  before 
1682,  Barbara  Hamilton,  and  had  issue — 
John  of  Greenhall ;  Alexander  ;  William  ; 
Jean,  Barbara  (marr.  cont.  29th  Jan.  1718, 
Patrick  Lamont  of  Stronalbanich. — [Argyll 
Tests.;  Rule's  Sec.  Vindication;  Keith's 
Scottish  Cat.,  524 ;  Tombst. ;  Wodrow's 
Anal.,  i.,  309;  Rebuffer  Bebuffed ;  G.  B. 
Sas.,  lxvii.,  330 ;  Inventory  of  Lamont 
Bapers,  No.  1152  (Scot.  Bee.  Soc).] 

ANTHONY    MURRAY,    M.A.;    trans. 

1688  fr°m    Coulter,    Lanarkshire;    adm. 
2nd  April  1688  ;  returned  to  Coulter 

after  27th.  Feb.  1689. 

WILLIAM  LEGGAT  [LEGATE],  M.A. 

1689  (GUasgow  1661) ;  entered  on  trials  for 
licence  in  Ireland  29th  July  1670 ; 

min.  at  Dromore,  Co.  Down,  which  he  left 
and  resided  in  Fenwick ;  adm.  to  this 
parish  salvo  jure  ecclesios  Hibernicos  22nd 


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Aug.  1689 ;  member  of  Assembly  in  1690 ; 
returned  to  Dromore  after  11th  Nov.  1691  ; 
died  about  1697. — [Maitland  Miscell.,  iv. ; 
Reid's  Ireland,  ii.,  465  ;  Reg.  Gen.  Ass., 
1690 ;  Mackie's  Description.] 

-   THOMAS    BLACKWELL,    called    5th 
16g4     April   1693;  ord.   28th  Aug.    1694; 
trans,  to  Aberdeen  9th  Oct.  1700. 

THOMAS  BROWN,  a  native  of  Glasgow, 
1701  studied  theology  at  the  Univ.  there  ; 
licen.  by  that  Presb.  4th  Aug.  1697  ; 
ord.  to  Second  Charge,  Paisley,  4th  May 
1698 ;  trans,  and  adm.  5th  March  1701 ; 
died  in  Nov.  or  Dec.  1708.  He  marr.  15th 
Aug.  1698,  Mary,  daugh.  of  Archibald 
Erskine,  merchant  burgess,  Glasgow  (alive 
in  1749),  and  had  issue  —  David,  min.  of 
Port  Glasgow  ;  George,  writer,  Edinburgh  ; 
William. — [Glasg.  Marr.  Beg. ;  Edin.  and 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Brown's  Hist.,  94.] 

ROBERT  MILLAR,  born  1672,  son  of 
7  Andrew  M.,  min.  of  Dailly;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Paisley  3rd  Feb.  1697;  ord. 
to  Port  Glasgow  18th  Aug.  1697 ;  called 
20th  Oct.,  trans,  and  adm.  28th  Dec.  1709 ; 
died  16th  Dec.  1752.  He  marr.  10th  June 
1702,  Elizabeth  (died  30th  Sept.  1759), 
daugh.  of  John  Kelso  of  Kelsoland,  and 
had  issue  —  Andrew,  bookseller,  London, 
publisher  of  the  first  or  folio  edition  of 
Johnson's  Dictionary :  [Millar's  patience 
was  sorely  tried  by  Johnson's  unpunctu- 
ality,  and  when  the  last  sheet  was  handed 
to  him  he  exclaimed,  "  Thank  God  I  have 
done  with  him  ! "  WTien  this  was  reported 
to  Johnson  he  replied,  with  a  smile,  "I  am 
glad  that  he  thanks  God  for  anything"], 
born  1707,  died  8th  June  1768  ;  John,  min. 
of  Old  Kilpatrick  ;  Henry,  min.  of  Neilston ; 
Robert,  M.D.,  went  abroad ;  William,  of 
Walkingshaw ;  Archibald,  captain  H.M.S. 
Lyon,  died  7th  Sept.  1766;  Anna  (marr. 
Peter  Scott,  min.  of  Laigh  Church,  Paisley) ; 
Elizabeth  (marr.  James  Hamilton,  min.  of 
this  parish) ;  and  perhaps  others.  Publi- 
cations—  History  of  the  Propagation  of 
Christianity  and  Overthrow  of  Paganism, 
2  vols.  (Edinburgh,  1723);  History  of  the 
Church  under  the  Old  Testament  from  the 


Creation  of  the  World  (Edinburgh,  1730), 
fol.  reprinted  in  8  vols.  (Paisley,  1789). — 
[Glasg.  Tests. ;  Nisbet's  Heraldry,  ii.,  42 ; 
Wodrow's  Corresp). ;  Boswell's  Johnson ; 
Diet.  Nat.  Biog.] 

JAMES  HAMILTON,  born  19th  Dec. 
7  1721,  eldest  son  of  Robert  H.,  min. 
of  Hamilton ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Hamilton  23rd 
Feb.  1748  ;  ord.  to  Second  Charge  24th  April 
1751 ;  pres.  by  William,  Earl  of  Dundonald  ; 
trans,  and  adm.  9th  June  1753  ;  died  14th 
March  1782.  He  is  described  as  "a  man 
of  great  knowledge,  solid  judgment,  liberal 
manners,  and  enlarged  sentiments."  He 
marr.  3rd  Aug.  1761,  Elizabeth  Millar  (died 
s.p.  25th  Sept.  1798),  daugh.  of  his  pre- 
decessor in  this  parish. — [Epitaphs  ;  Craw- 
furd's  Hist.] 

v  ROBERT  BOOG,  born  Edinburgh,  13th 

1782  ^ek*  1>746'  son  °^  R°Dert  B.,  cutler 
in  Canongate,  and  Mary  Orrock ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Edinburgh  28th  Sept.  1772 ;  ord. 
to  Second  Charge,  Paisley,  21st  April  1774  ; 
pres.  by  James,  Earl  of  Abercorn ;  trans, 
and  adm.  29th  Aug.  1782 ;  D.D.  (Glasgow, 
1st  May  1812);  died  24th  July  1823. 
Through  his  exertions  the  Paisley  Medical 
Dispensary  and  the  Paisley  House  of 
Recovery  were  erected.  He  marr.  26th 
Feb.  1781,  Mary  (died  18th  May  1827), 
daugh.  of  Humphrey  Fulton,  silk  manu- 
facturer, Paisley,  and  had  issue — Robert, 
born  15th  Dec.  1781,  died  1816;  William, 
merchant,  Rio  de  Janeiro,  born  1st  Dec. 
1783;  Andrew,  born  3rd  July  1785,  died 
24th  Sept.  1789 ;  Margaret,  born  24th  Jan. 
1787;  John,  born  9th  Nov.  1788;  Mary, 
born  8th  Aug.  1790  (marr.  6th  June  1841, 
Lieut.-Col.  John  Dalziel,  Madras  Army) ; 
Alexander,  born  5th  June  1792,  died  13th 
April  1793;  James,  born  12th  May  1795. 
Publications — Discourses  selected  from  his 
MSS.  [edited  by  Professor  Mylne]  (Glas- 
gow, 1824) ;  Excursions  through  the  Starry 
Heavens  (Paisley,  n.d.) ;  "Account  of  Queen 
Bleary's  Tomb  "  (Archceol.  Scot.,  ii.,  1822) ; 
Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace, 
vii.).  The  MS.  of  his  unpublished  History 
of  the  Abbey  is  in  the  Paisley  Library. — 


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[Scots  Mag.,  1783 ;  Weavers'  Mag.,  Paisley, 
ii.,  92;  Paisley  Poets,  i.,  30;  Brown's 
Paisley,  i.,  95.] 

ROBERT  MACNAIR,  born  10th  Sept. 

1824  1790!'  son  °^  James  M.,  min.  of 
Slamannan ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1808) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  8th  Dec.  1813;  ord.  to  Ballantrae 
11th  May  1815 ;  pres.  by  the  tutor  of  James, 
Marquess  of  Abercorn  ;  trans,  and  adm.  9th 
April  1824;  D.D.  (Glasgow,  12th  April 
1842);  died  22nd  July  1851.  He  marr. 
13th  Oct.  1818,  Jane  (died  at  Leith,  1st 
March  1871),  second  daugh.  of  George  Hill, 
D.D.,  Principal  of  Univ.  of  St  Andrews 
and  had  issue — Harriet  Scott,  born  20th 
Aug.  1819,  died  1st  Nov.  1847  ;  James,  min. 
of  Canongate  Parish,  Edinburgh ;  George 
Hill,  born  15th  June  1823,  died  23rd  Dec. 
1835;  Agnes,  born  18th  Jan.  1826,  died 
1872 ;  Robert,  M.D.,  min.  of  Gourock ; 
Alexander  Hill,  C.E.,  India,  born  5th  Aug. 
1830,  died  1897.  Publications — An  Address 
to  the  Heritors,  Parishioners,  and  Con- 
gregation .  .  .  shotoing  the  want  of  Church 
Accommodation  and  Pastoral  Superintend- 
ence in  the  Paris]),  and  suggesting  a  Plan 
by  which  the  Evils  thence  arising  may  in 
part  be  remedied  (Paisley,  1836) ;  Separation 
between  Paul  and  Barnabas,  a  discourse 
(Paisley,  1843) ;  Address  to  the  Parishioners, 
especially  the  Congregation  of  the  Abbey, 
on  their  Duty  in  the  Present  Circumstances 
of  the  Church  of  Scotland  (Paisley,  1843) ; 
Account  of  the  Town  and  Parishes  of 
Paisley  [with  Robert  Burns,  D.D.]  {Neiv 
Stat.  Ace,  vii.). 

ANDREW  WILSON,  born  Lauder,  26th 
1852  Dec.  1816,  son  of  John  W.,  weaver, 
and  Mary  Law ;  educated  at  Lauder 
School  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Lauder  5th  June  1843 ;  ord.  to 
Falkland  20th  Sept.  1843  ;  trans,  and  adm. 
19th  Aug.  1852  ;  died  5th  March  1865.  He 
marr.  15th  May  1844,  Sophia  (died  24th 
Jan.  1898),  daugh.  of  Robert  Rule,  Guernsey, 
surgeon,  H.M.  86th  Foot,  and  had  issue- 
Elizabeth  Sophia,  born  13th  June  1845, 
died  26th  July  1861  ;  John  de  Carteret, 
born  14th  Aug.  1846,  died  4  th  March  1854  ; 
Maria    Antonia,   born    24th    Feb.    1850; 


Andrew  de  Carteret,  born  12th  Aug.  1854  ; 
Robert  Thomas,  born  30th  July  1858; 
Louisa  Margaret,  born  3rd  Jan.  1861.  Pub- 
lications— Three  Sermons  (Paisley,  1852) ; 
Pamphlet  on  the  Scottish  Education  Ques- 
tion (Paisley,  1856).  —  [Brown's  Hist,  of 
Paisley,  i.,  108.] 

JAMES     CAMERON     LEES,     D.D. ; 
lg65     trans,    from    Second    Charge     28th 
June  1865  ;  trans,  to  St  Giles,  Edin- 
burgh, 19th  Oct.  1877. 

THOMAS  GENTLES,  born  Falkirk, 
1878  12th  Feb.  1838,  son  of  Adam  G. ; 
educated  at  Grammar  School  and 
Univ.  of  Aberdeen;  M.A.  (1857);  ord. 
assistant  at  Alloa  in  1872  ;  trans,  to  Trinity 
Parish,  Edinburgh,  18th  April  1872  ;  trans, 
and  adm.  20th  Dec.  1878  ;  D.D.  (Aberdeen, 
1891);  died  after  service,  2nd  May  1910. 
He  marr.  11th  Oct.  1865,  Cecilia  Wernicke, 
and  had  issue — Hemy  Wernicke,  M.D., 
in  Chicago,  U.S.A.,  born  15th  Sept.  1866 ; 
Thomas  Adam,  M.A.,  LL.B.,  advocate,  born 
26th  Nov.  1867 ;  Isabella  Constance,  born 
9th  Feb.  1869  (marr.  1st  June  1898,  William 
Smith  Lowson,  Montreal) ;  Emma  Eliza, 
born  30th  Sept.  1871  (marr.  24th  July  1902, 
Alexander  Munro  MacRobert,  M.A.,  advo- 
cate) ;  Norman,  MA.,  B.L.,  Moosejaw, 
Sask.,  Canada,  born  3rd  March  1873 ; 
Frank,  engineer,  Washington,  U.S.A.,  born 
18th  Aug.  1874 ;  Robert  Birnie,  grain 
merchant,  New  York,  born  9th  Jan.  1877 ; 
David  Alexander,  born  9th  Jan.  1879, 
died  8th  Aug.  1898.  Publication— 4  Plea 
for  the  Restoration  of  Paisley  Abbey 
(Paisley,  n.d.). 

ALEXANDER  MILLER  MACLEAN, 
1910  k°rn  Killiemore,  Mull,  Argyllshire, 
27th  June  1865,  eldest  son  of  Lachlan 
M.,  min.  of  North  Knapdale ;  educated  at 
Ardnamurchan  Parish  School,  High  School 
and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ;  M.A.  (1884),  B.D. 
(1887);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  in 
1887 ;  assistant  at  St  Mark's,  Dundee, 
1887-9 ;  inaugurated  the  mission  which  is 
now  Beach  Parish,  Broughty  Ferry  ;  ord.  to 
Turriff  14th  June  1889 ;  trans,  to  Cramond 
15th  Oct.  1896 ;  trans,  to  Peebles  9th  May 
1907  ;  trans,  and  adm.  23rd  Sept.  1910 ;  pro- 


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moted  scheme  for  the  restoration  of  Paisley 
Abbey  Church  in  1911 ;  app.  Chaplain  - 
in-Ordinary  to  the  King  in  1914 ;  app. 
Vice-Convener  of  Committee  on  Highlands 
and  Islands  in  1914 ;  served  as  chaplain  in 
France,  1914-15,  1917-19 ;  mentioned  in 
despatches,  and  had  C.M.G.  in  1916  ;  D.D. 
(Edinburgh,  1919).  Marr.  19th  March  1890, 
Mary,  only  child  of  Robert  Brown,  Edin- 
burgh, and  has  issue — an  only  child,  Alice 
Mary  Jeannie,  born  18th  June  1892  (marr. 
25th  Nov.  1914,  Valentine  Beardmore 
Stewart,  capt.  H.L.I.).  Publications  — 
Queen  Victoria  and  Her  Time  (Edinburgh, 
1901) ;  Peace,  a  sermon  (Edinburgh,  1902); 
In  Memoriam,  the  Right  Rev.  Theodore 
Marshall,  D.D.  (Edinburgh,  1909) ;  Paisley 
Abbey  Restoration  (Paisley,  1913) ;  With 
the  Gordons  at  Ypres  (Paisley,  1916). 

Second  Charge. 

[In  1641,  a  Second  Charge  was  erected 
for  the  Abbey  Parish.  Its  endowment  was 
confirmed  by  Act  of  Parliament,  8th  March 
1645.] 

ALEXANDER  DUNLOP,  MA.  j  called 
1644     April,   and    orc*-   12th    Sept.    1644; 
trans,   to    First   Charge,   28th  Dec. 
1653. 

JAMES  STIRLING,  born  1631,  fourth 
1654  son  °^  Alexander  S.,  farmer,  Clark- 
land,  Stewarton  ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow  ;  MA.  (1648) ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Paisley  18th  Nov.  1653 ;  ord.  12th  June 
1654;  deprived  by  Act  of  Parliament  11th 
June,  and  Decreet  of  Privy  Council  1st 
Oct.  1662.  He  sailed  from  Leith  for 
Bombay  to  be  min.  at  one  of  the  planta- 
tions, where  he  died  from  injuries  sustained 
in  falling  from  his  horse,  in  1671  or  1672. 
Publications — Joint-author  [with  Sir  James 
Steuart  of  Goodtrees]  of  Naphtali,  or  the 
Wrestlings  of  the  Clmrch  of  Scotland 
(1667).  He  wrote  several  political  skits 
in  reply  to  those  of  Francis  Sempill  of 
Beltrees.— [Wodrow's  Hist.,  L,  281,  327.] 

WILLIAM  ECCLES,  formerly  min.  of 

72     the  Second  Charge,  Ayr  ;  granted  an 

indulgence  here  by  the  Privy  Council 

3rd  Sept.  1672  ;  fined  by  the  Council,  8th 


1698 


July  1673,  for  not  observing  the  anniversary 
of  the  Restoration,  and  as  he  persisted  in 
the  same  conduct,  his  indulgence  was  with- 
drawn 30th  June  1684.  He  returned  to 
Ayr  in  1687. 

JOHN  TAYLOR,  MA.  (Glasgow,  13th 
July  1671);  ord.  to  Libberton, 
Lanarkshire,  27th  Sept.  1677  ;  trans, 
to  Mearns  before  13th  July  1681 ;  trans, 
and  adm.  before  10th  Nov.  1685 ;  outed  at 
the  Revolution.  He  was  residing  in  the 
Castle  of  Doune,  Nov.  1703,  when  the  Privy 
Council  inhibited  him  from  preaching  as 
he  refused  to  take  the  Oath. — [Rule's  Sec. 
Vindication  ;  P.  C.  Acta  ;  Perth  Homings, 
9th  March  1705.] 

THOMAS  BROWN,  ord.  4th  May  1698  ; 
trans,  to  First  Charge,  5th  March 
1701. 

[From  1701  to  1722  the  duties  of  both 
charges  were  performed  by  the  min.  of  the 
First  Charge.] 

ROBERT  MITCHELL,  MA. ;  pres.  by 
the  tutors  of  William,  fifth  Earl  of 
Dundonald,    and    ord.    27th    Sept. 

1722;  trans,  to  the  Laigh  Parish,  Paisley, 

21st  March  1739. 

WILLIAM  FLEMING,  educated  at 
1*740  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Hamilton  31st  July  1733 ;  ord.  to 
Kirkintilloch  1st  July  1735 ;  pres.  by  the 
tutors  of  William,  seventh  Earl  of  Dun- 
donald ;  trans,  and  adm.  26th  June  1740 ; 
died  s.p.  2nd  Jan.  1747.  He  marr.  Jean 
Wallace,  who  survived  him,  and  marr.  (2) 
11th  July  1755.—  [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Crawford's 
Hist. ;  Mackie's  Descript.] 

JAMES  HAMILTON,  pres.  by  William, 
Earl  of  Dundonald,  11th  Nov.  1750  ; 
1  5      ord.  24th  April  1751 ;  trans,  to  First 
Charge,  9th  June  1753. 

JOHN  RAE,  perhaps  son  of  Robert  R., 
Greenock ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;    MA.  (1737);    licen.    by 

Presb.  of  Dunoon   6th    May   1744;    pres. 

by  William,  Earl  of  Dundonald,  and  ord. 

24th  Jan.   1754  ;  died  unmarr.,  4th  Sept. 

1757,  aged  40. 


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ARCHIBALD    DAVIDSON,    pres.    by 
1?58     Commissioner  for  William,  Earl  of 
Dundonald,  and  ord.  7th  Sept.  1758 ; 
trans,  to  Inchinnan  20th  Oct.  1761  [after- 
wards Principal  of  Univ.  of  Glasgow]. 

ALEXANDER  KENNEDY,  born  Lead- 
1762  hills,  1732,  son  of  Thomas  K.,  wright ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord. 
10th  June  1762  ;  died  12th  July  1773.  He 
marr.  30th  April  1762,  Janet  (died  at  Edin- 
burgh in  1S05),  daugh.  of  William  Russell 
of  Slipperfield,  West  Linton,  merchant, 
Leith,  and  had  issue  —  Janet,  born  27th 
Jan.  1763  (marr.,  pro.  12th  April  1787, 
Charles  Lamont,  gentleman's  servant,  Edin- 
burgh) ;  Alexander,  born  26th  June  1764 ; 
Jane,  born  23rd  Nov.  1765  ;  Katherine,  born 
14th  Aug.,  and  died  29th  Sept.  1767. 

v  ROBERT  BOOG,  pres.  by  James,  Earl 
1?74     of  Abercorn,   and    ord.    21st    April 
1774;   trans,  to  First  Charge,  29th 
Aug.  1782. 

JAMES  MYLNE,  born  1756,  son  of 
1783  James  M.,  min.  of  Kinnaird ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  St  Andrews  ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Dundee  5th  May  1779 ;  ord. 
(by  that  Presb.)  deputy-chaplain  of  the 
83rd  Foot  1st  Dec.  1779  ;  pres.  by  James, 
Earl  of  Abercorn,  and  adm.  to  this  charge 
27th  March  1783.  He  became  Professor  of 
Moral  Philosophy  in  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow, 
and  dem.  4th  Oct.  1797 ;  died  21st  Sept. 
1839.  He  marr.  (1)  24th  Aug.  1789,  Grizel 
Davidson,  who  died  s.p.  in  1790 :  (2)  26th 
June  1798,  Agnes  (died  1827),  daugh.  of 
John  Millar,  advocate,  Professor  of  Law, 
Glasgow,  and  had  issue — James  William, 
barrister,  London,  born  20th  Aug.  1800, 
died  24th  Nov.  1855 ;  Margaret,  born  4th 
March  1803 ;  John  Millar,  W.S.,  born  5th 
July -1804,  died  30th  Jan.  1880;  William 
Craig,  born  13th  Nov.  1805  ;  Archibald, 
born  13th  Nov.  1806. 

JAMES  SMITH,  born  1770;  pres.  by 
1798  J°kn  James,  Marquess  of  Aber- 
corn, and  ord.  26th  Jan.  1798;  died 
28th  Jan.  1817.  He  marr.  Mary  Craw- 
ford, who  died  9th  Jan.  1844,  and  had 
issue — Janet,  born  8th  Aug.  1798 ;  Mar- 
garet, born  6th  March  1800,  died  21st  Sept. 
1814;   Mary,  born   25th  Nov.   1801  (marr. 


Patrick  Brewster,  min.  of  this  parish) ; 
James,  D.D.,  min.  of  Cathcart,  born  17th 
Nov.  1803 ;  Andrew,  born  4th  Dec.  1805  ; 
Robert,  born  5th  June  1809,  died  7th 
Sept.  1810;  William  Keith,  born  21st 
Dec.  1811,  died  23rd  Dec.  1812;  Elizabeth 
Keir  (twin),  born  21st  Dec.  1811,  died  6th 
May  1812.  Publication  —  Evidences  of  a 
special  Divine  Providence  attending  the 
late  Signal  Successes  obtained  over  the 
Enemy,  a  sermon  (Paisley,  1814). 

y  PATRICK     BREWSTER,    born    Jed- 
1818    kurgh>  20th  -Dec.  i?88)  youngest  son 
of  James  B.,  rector  of  the  Grammar 
School  there,  and  Margaret  Key,  and  brother 
of  Sir  David  B. ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.   of  Fordoun  26th 
March  1817 ;  pres.  by  Lord  Aberdeen,  act- 
ing  on  behalf    of  the  representatives  of 
John  James,  Marquess  of  Abercorn,  and 
ord.    10th    April    1818 ;    died    at    Craigie 
Linn,  Paisley,  26th  March  1859.    He  was 
a  notable  pulpit  orator,  a  polemic  of  great 
pertinacity,   whose   whole  life  was  a  con- 
tinuous   succession    of    exciting    disputes 
upon  public  questions.     He  took  a  promi- 
nent share  in  the  Chartist  movement,  and 
was  a  keen  advocate  of  the  abolition  of  the 
slave  trade,  the  repeal  of  the  Corn  Laws, 
and   Roman    Catholic    emancipation.      In 
1863  a  monument  was   erected   over  his 
grave    at  Paisley  by   public    subscription. 
He  marr.  (1)  19th  Jan.  1820,  Frances  Anne 
(died  7th  June  1831,  aged  30),  daugh.  of 
Colonel  Edward  Stafford  of  Mayne,  Ire- 
land, and  had  issue — Mary  Margaret,  born 
26th    March    1821  ;    Grizelda,    born    28th 
Dec.  1822;   Frances  Anne,  born  7th  Aug. 
1824  ;  James  Edward,  born  6th  Sept.  1826, 
died  16th  June   1843;   Patrick,  born  4th 
March    1829:    (2)    4th    Feb.    1834,    Mary 
Smith  (died  1st  May  1888),  daugh.  of  his 
predecessor  in  this  parish,  and  had  issue — 
David,  born  15th  May  1835  ;  Andrew  Smith, 
born  19th  Feb.   1838;  Janet  Smith,  born 
29th  July  1839;  George  James,  born  3rd 
Jan.    1841,   died    6th    Feb.    1916;    James 
Edward,  born   14th  Nov.   1843,  died  2nd 
April    1858 ;    Margaret    Mary    Crawford, 
born  8th  July  1845 ;  Horatio  Ross,  born 
15th  June,  and  died  21st  Nov.  1846.     Pub- 


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[PRESB.  OF 


lications — The  Heroism  of  the  Christian 
Spirit  (Edinburgh,  1833);  The  Claims  of 
the  Church  of  Scotland  on  the  Support  and 
Affection  of  the  People  (Paisley,  1835) ; 
Reply  to  the  A  ttacks  made  on  Mr  Brewster 
in  the  Synod  of  Glasgow  and  Ayr  for 
attending  the  O'Connell  Dinner  (Paisley, 
1835);  An  Essay  on  Passive  Obedience 
(Paisley,  1836);  Report  of  Speeches  at 
Soiree  given  in  Mr  Brewster's  Honour 
(Paisley,  1838) ;  Duties  of  the  Present 
Crisis  (Paisley,  1838);  The  Rights  of  the 
Poor  of  Scotland  vindicated  against  the 
Misrepresentations  of  the  Editor  of  the 
"  Glasgow  Post  and  Reformer?  2  parts 
(1843);  The  Seven  Chartist  and  Military 
Discourses  libelled  by  the  Marquis  of  Aber- 
com  and  other  Heritors  of  the  Abbey 
Parish,  to  which  are  added  four  others 
formerly  jntblished,  with  one  or  two  more 
as  a  Specimen  of  the  Author's  mode  of 
treating  other  Scripture  topics  (Paisley, 
1843  ;  Glasgow,  1910)  ;  Mr  Brewster's  State- 
ments in  the  Assault  Case  (Paisley,  1851) ; 
Wellington  weighed  in  the  Balance,  or 
War  and  Crime  (Paisley,  1853) ;  The  Perils 
and  Duties  of  the  War  :  European  Freedom 
and  Popish  Conspiracy  (Paisley,  1854) ;  Re- 
port  of  the  Speech  at  the  Paisley  Presb.  in 
the  Case  of  Mr  J.  G.  Wood  (Paisley,  1856) ; 
The  Indian  Revolt :  its  Duties  and  Dangers 
(Paisley,  1857) ;  The  Plague  of  Patronage 
(Paisley,  1858) ;  "  Description  of  a  Fossil 
Tree  found  in  a  Quarry  at  Nitshill "  (Trans. 
Royal  Soc.  Edin.,  ix.) ;  Contributions  to 
The  Edinburgh  Encyclopaedia  [edited  by 
his  brother,  Sir  David]. — [The  Glasgoio 
Herald,  28th  March  1859;  Home  Life  of 
Sir  David  Brewster,  40 ;  Brown's  Hist,  of 
Paisley,  102-8  ;  The  Border  Magazine,  Oct. 
1913  (portrait) ;  Diet.  Nat.  Biog.] 


1859 


JAMES  CAMERON  LEES,  trans,  from 
Carnoch,  and  adra.  1st  Sept.  1859 ; 
trans,  to  First  Charge  28th  June 
1865.  Publications  (cf.  vol.  i.,  p.  62)— 
An  Election  Sermon  (Paisley,  1868)  ;  Leaves 
from  My  Log  (Paisley,  1874).  Delete 
reference  to  Life  there. 

JAMES  DODDS,  trans,  from  St 
Stephen's,  Glasgow,  and  adm.  21st 
Dec.    1865 ;     trans,    to    St   George's 


1865 


1878 


Parish,  Glasgow,  7th  Jan.  1875.  Publica- 
tion (cf.  vol.  i.,  p.  9)  —  The  Religious 
Aspect  of  the  Present  Political  Struggle 
(Paisley,  1868). 

JAMES    ROBERT     MITFORD 

1875     MITCHELL,     B.A. ;     trans,    from 

Kirkmichael,     Dumfriesshire,     and 

adm.    16th    Sept.   1875 ;    trans,    to   West 

Parish,  Aberdeen,  22nd  Feb.  1878. 

JAMES  BOATH  DALGETY,  born 
Shandford,  Fearn,  20th  Sept.  1841, 
son  of  John  D.,  farmer,  and  Mar- 
garet Sturrock  ;  educated  at  Fearn  School, 
Grammar  School  and  Univ.  of  Aberdeen ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Brechin  5th  Dec.  1865  ; 
assistant  at  Montrose;  min.  of  St  Andrew's, 
British  Guiana,  1865-9,  of  All  Saints', 
Berbice,  1869-76 ;  adm.  to  Macleod  Parish, 
Glasgow,  6th  July  1876  ;  trans,  and  adm. 
20th  Dec.  1878  ;  sometime  clerk  of  Presb. ; 
died  11th  May  1908.  He  marr.  17th  Jan. 
1866,  Jane  Paterson,  daugh.  of  William 
Balfour,  min.  of  the  U.P.  congregation, 
Rosehearty,  and  had  issue — William  Bal- 
four, banker,  born  4th  Feb.  1867;  Mar- 
garet Balfour,  born  3rd  June  1870,  died 
19th  May  1883 ;  Bethia  Edghill,  born  14th 
Sept.  1872  (marr.  15th  April  1896,  Walter 
Edward  Lee,  min.  of  the  East  Church, 
Perth). 

WILLIAM  FULTON,  M.A.,  B.D.,  B.Sc; 
trans,  from  Wigtown,  and  adm.  21st 
1909    July  1909 ;  app.  Professor  of  Syste- 
matic   Theology,    Aberdeen     Univ.   (q.v.), 
22nd  Oct.  1915. 

JOHN  WALLACE,  MA. ;  trans,  from 
Tron  Parish,  Edinburgh,  and  adm. 
4th  May  1916 ;  chaplain  to  the 
Forces  in  Egypt,  1916-17;  died  at  Edin- 
burgh, 5th  June  1918,  and  was  buried  at 
Abercorn.  Publication  (cf.  vol.  i.,  p.  138) — 
A  Church  Innovation  (Edinburgh,  1916). 

ALEXANDER  RUTHERFORD 
HOWELL,  born  Portobello,  28th 
Aug.  1871,  son  of  Edward  H.  and 
Isabella  Rutherford ;  educated  at  High 
School  and  Univs.  of  Glasgow,  M.A. 
(1893),  and  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Edinburgh  17th  May  1895 ;  assistant  at 
Buenos  Aires  in  1895,  North   Berwick  in 


1916 


1918 


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171 


1897 ;  ord.  to  St  Stephen's  Chapel,  Inverness, 
29th  May  1900;  trans,  to  Kincardine-in- 
Menteith  7th  Dec.  1904 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
28th  Nov.  1918.  Marr.  2nd  Sept.  1908, 
Anne  Selby  Burrell,  daugh.  of  William 
Logan,  Madras  Civil  Service,  Heathery- 
haugh,  Moffat,  and  has  issue— Anne  Selby 
Burrell,  born  29th  Nov.  1909;  Edward 
Alexander,  born  22nd  March  1912 ;  David 
Logan,  born  23rd  March  1914;  Isabella 
Rutherford,  born  3rd  July  1917.  Publica- 
tion—Editor of  The  Church  of  Scotland 
Prayer  Roll  (annually). 

GREENLAW  (Q.S.). 

[The  church  was  built  in  1889.  The 
parish  was  disjoined  from  Paisley  Abbey 
by  the  Court  of  Teinds  13th  March  1896.] 

WALTER  EDWARD  LEE,  M. A. ;  ord. 
3rd  May  1893;  adm.  first  min.  of 
the  parish  18th  March  1896;  trans. 

to  East  (St  John's)  Parish,  Perth,  11th  Dec. 

1901. 

THOMAS   WILKIE   WILSON,  M.A., 
B.D. ;  ord.  24th  April   1902  ;   trans. 
to  Rosemount  Parish,  Aberdeen,  2nd 
April  1907. 

GEORGE  NISBET  DODS,  born  Cot- 
hill,  Polwarth,  Berwickshire,  22nd 
June  1875,  son  of  John  D.,  farmer, 
and  Alison  Murray;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh ;  M.A.  (1895) ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Edinburgh  in  1899 ;  assistant  at  St 
Andrew's,  Perth,  1899  ;  ord.  to  Collace  21st 
Aug.  1901 ;  trans,  and  adm.  26th  Sept. 
1907;  dem.  12th  Dec.  1913,  and  became 
min.  of  St  Andrew's  Presbyterian  Church, 
Perth,  West  Australia.  Marr.  2nd  April 
1902,  Isabella  Cunningham,  younger  daugh. 
of  David  Greig,  Dunfermline,  and  has 
issue— Christina  Nisbet,  born   7th  March 

1903  ;  John  Murray,  born  12th  April  1906. 

JOHN    CHAMBERS,  born   Ayr,  16th 
Oct.  1874,  son  of  William  Dunn  C. 
and    Janet    Andrew;    educated    at 
Ayr  Grammar  School  and  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  4th  May 

1904  ;  assistant  at  Pollokshields,  Spring- 
burn,  and  Abbey  Parish,  Paisley;  ord.  to 


1893 


1902 


1907 


1756 


Law  18th  May  1908 ;  trans,  and  adm.  23rd 
April  1914.  Marr.  10th  June  1909,  Jessie 
Manson,  daugh.  of  John  Robertson,  and 
has  issue — Janet  Andrew  Latta,  born  10th 
June  1910;  Myra  Helen,  born  10th  Oct. 
1912. 

HIGH  KIRK  PARISH. 

[A  church  was  built  here  in  1756.  Being 
placed  upon  rising  ground,  it  was  styled 
the  High  Church,  in  contrast  to  the  older 
Laigh  Kirk.  The  High  Kirk  parish  was 
disjoined  from  that  of  the  Abbey  of  Paisley 
by  the  Commissioners  for  the  Plantation 
of  Kirks  on  20th  Feb.  1782.] 

v  JAMES  BAINE,  born  1710,  eldest  son 
of  James  B.,  min.  of  Bonhill ;  edu- 
cated at  the  Grammar  School  of 
Dunbarton  and  Univs.  of  Glasgow  and 
Edinburgh;  M.A.  (Glasgow,  4th  May 
1725) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunbarton  19th 
Oct.  1731 ;  pres.  by  James,  Duke  of  Mon- 
trose, and  ord.  to  Killearn  26th  May  1732  ; 
called  22nd  Jan.,  trans,  and  adm.  22nd 
April  1756;  dem.  10th  Feb.  1766.  Joined 
the  Relief  Church,  and  adm.  min.  of  College 
Street  Relief  Church,  Edinburgh,  13th  Feb. 
1766;  Moderator  of  Relief  Synod  in  1773  ; 
died  17th  Jan.  1790.  "An  eloquent  and 
popular  preacher,  he  zealously  pleaded  for 
Thomas  Gillespie  of  Carnock  in  the  As- 
sembly of  1752.  His  personal  appearance 
in  the  vigour  of  life  was  prepossessing  ;  his 
manner  and  powers  of  elocution  in  the 
pulpit  were  peculiarly  attractive.  Being 
somewhat  remarkable  for  the  sweetness 
of  his  voice,  he  was  honoured  with  the 
characteristic  epithet  of  the  '  Swan  of  the 
West."'  He  marr.  22nd  May  1740, 
Margaret,  only  daugh.  of  Michael  Potter, 
D.D.,  Professor  of  Divinity  in  the  Univ.  of 
Glasgow,  and  had  issue — Michael,  an  officer 
in  army,  served  in  Elliot's  Light  Dragoons, 
born  28th  March  1742,  died  at  Amiens, 
Nov.  1793;  Grizel,  born  8th  March  1743 
(marr.  Oct.  1777,  Alexander  Kemp,  writer, 
Edinburgh) ;  James,  born  1748,  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Edinburgh  in  1772,  took  Episcopal 
orders,  and  was  incumbent  of  the  Episcopal 
Church,  Alloa,  LL.D.  (Aberdeen  1815),  suc- 
ceeded to  Easter  Livilands,  died  29th  Sept. 


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[PRESB.  OF 


1823 ;  William  of  Easter  Livilands,  St 
Ninians,  Stirlingshire,  born  1755,  died  12th 
Jan.  1837  ;  Helen,  born  1757 ;  Anne,  born 
1761.  Publications — Sermon  [preached  at 
the  translation  of  the  Rev.  John  Wither- 
spoon  from  Beith  to  Paisley]  (Paisley, 
1757) ;  A  Sermon  preached  before  the 
Society  for  the  Reformation  of  Manners 
(Glasgow,  1 767) ;  Memoirs  of  Modern 
Church  Reformation,  or  the  History  of  the 
General  Assembly,  1766,  ivith  a  Brief 
Account  and  Vindication  of  the  Presby- 
tery of  Relief  (Paisley,  1767);  The 
Theatre  Licentious  and  Perverted  [dedi- 
cated to  Samuel  Foote,  the  actor]  (Paisley, 
1770);  Sermon  preached  at  Edinburgh,  22nd 
Bee.  1770  (Paisley,  1770)  ;  Sermons  (Paisley, 
1778 ;  2nd  ed.  [edited  by  his  son],  1829) ; 
Select  Sermons  by  Thomas  Boston  and  James 
Baine  (Edinburgh,  1850). — [Struthers's  Hist. 
of  the  Relief  Church,  199-209  ;  Kay's  Edin- 
burgh Portraits,  ii.,  82  ;  Anderson's  Scottish 
Nation;  Small's  Hist,  of  U.P.  Congrega- 
tions^., 706  ;  Brown's  Hist,  of  High  Church, 
Paisley,  7 ;  Tombst. ;  Scots  Mag.,  xxviii. ; 
Dkt.  Nat.  Biog.] 

GEORGE  MUIR  [MURE],  born  Spott, 
1766  Haddingtonshire,  1723 ;  served  in 
the  office  of  a  "Writer  to  the  Signet 
in  Edinburgh,  but,  coming  under  the  influ- 
ence of  the  Cambuslang  Revival,  he 
studied  for  the  ministry ;  became  school- 
master of  Carnock ;  was  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Dumfermline  30th  Oct.  1750;  ord.  to 
Old  Cumnock  30th  Nov.  1752;  trans,  and 
adm.  30th  Oct.  1766;  D.D.  (Princeton 
College,  New  Jersey,  U.S.A.,  1768).  For 
some  years  he  suffered  from  a  malignant 
tumour  in  one  of  his  feet.  Ultimately 
he  became  unable  to  walk,  and  for  a  con- 
siderable period  was  carried  to  church 
on  Sundays,  and  conducted  the  services 
sitting  in  the  pulpit.  As  a  last  resource, 
the  foot  was  amputated,  and  the  wound 
healed.  He  died  20th  July  1771.  He 
was  much  esteemed  as  a  preacher. 
He  marr.  12th  Sept.  1753,  Isabella  (died 
2nd  July  1772,  aged  48),  third  daugh. 
of  James  Wardlaw,  min.  of  Dunferm- 
line, and  had  issue — Crichton,  born  5th 
July    1754;    Ann,  born   13th   April    1756, 


died  21st  Jan.  1757 ;  James,  min.  of  a 
Presbyterian  congregation  at  Alexandria, 
Virginia,  U.S.A.,  born  12th  April  1757, 
died  8th  Aug.  1820 ;  George,  born  1st,  and 
died  8th  Jan.  1759 ;  George,  born  21st 
Dec.  1759  ;  Ebenezer,  born  12th  Aug.  1761 ; 
Jean,  born  2nd  April  1763.  Publications — 
Christ's  Cross  and  Crown :  an  Essay  (Edin- 
burgh, 1759 ;  Paisley,  1769)  [said  to  be  the 
first  book  printed  in  Paisley] ;  Two  Sermons 
on  the  Demise  of  George  II.  and  Accession 
of  George  III.  (Glasgow,  1760);  Sermon 
at  the  Admission  of  the  Rev.  Alexander 
Moodie  to  the  Parish  of  Riccarton  (Glasgow, 
1762) ;  The  Conversion  of  the  Gentiles  [a 
sermon  on  behalf  of  S.P.C.K.]  (Edinburgh, 
1766);  Sermon  preached  at  the  Admission  of 
the  Rev.  Colin  Campbell  to  the  Church 
and  Parish  of  Renfreiv  (Paisley,  1769) ;  A 
Sermon  preached  at  the  Oldening  of  the 
Synod  of  Glasgow  and  Ayr,  V&th  Oct. 
1769  ;  The  Parable  of  the  Sower  Illustrated 
and  Applied  (Paisley,  1769);  The  Parable 
of  the  Tares,  in  twenty-one  Sermons,  to 
which  are  added  two  Sermons  (Paisley, 
1771);  The  Substance  of  Four  Table  Ser- 
vices delivered  in  Tolbooth  Church,  Edin- 
burgh, 16th  March  1760  (Edinburgh,  1794) ; 
"  Letter  to  the  Rev.  William  MacCulloch  " 
[of  Cambuslang]  (Edinburgh  Christian 
Instructor,  new  series,  i.) ;  he  left  a  MS. 
book  containing  Some  Remarkable  Provi- 
dences that  happened  to  Dr  George  Muir, 
Minister  of  the  Gospel  in  Paisley. — [Tombst. ; 
The  Christian  Instructor,  1838 ;  Brown's 
Hist,  of  the  High  Church,  Paisley,  10; 
Hist,  of  Old  Cumnock,  108.] 


WILLIAM  TAYLOR,  pres.  by  the  Town 
Council  15th  Jan.,  and  ord.  2nd  July 
1772 ;  trans,  to  St  Mungo's  Parish, 
Glasgow,  15th  Sept.  1780. 


1772 


JOHN  FINDLAY,  born  Glasgow,  26th 
Sept.  1751,  eldest  son  of  William  F.  ; 

1*781 

educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(1775);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  2nd 
Aug.  1780;  pres.  by  the  Town  Council 
(at  the  unanimous  wish  of  the  congrega- 
tion), and  ord.  14th  March  1781 ;  D.L 
(Edinburgh,  8th  Feb.  1810);  died  25th 
March  1821.      He  was  a  zealous  supporter 


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173 


1821 


of  missions  and  of  the  dissemination  of  the 
Bible  at  home  and  abroad.  He  marr.  (1) 
9th  March  1783,  Margaret  (died  19th  Feb. 
1794),  daugh.  of  James  Thomson,  merchant, 
Paisley,  and   had   issue  —  Margaret,   born 

1st  Jan.  1784  (marr. Brown) ;  James. 

merchant,  Glasgow,  born  7th  Dec.  1785 ; 
Marjory,  born  26th  July  1786  (marr.  7th 
Oct.  1811,  Matthew  Urie,  merchant,  Glas- 
gow) ;  Jean,  born  16th  March,  and  died 
26th  July  1788;  John,  born  16th  Nov. 
1789;  William,  born  17th  Aug.  1791,  died 
16th  Jan.  1802  ;  Janet,  born  7th  Jan.  1794  : 
(2)  16th  Nov.  1795,  Margaret  Carswell  or 
Duthie,  who  died  s.p.  2nd  Oct.  1823. 
Publication  —  The  Universal  Diffusion  of 
Knoivledge  with  its  Happy  Effects  :  being 
Sermons  preached  before  the  London  Mis- 
sionary Society  (London,  1799). — [Memoir, 
by  Thomas  Crichton,  1821 ;  Edin.  Christian 
Instructor,  xx. ;  Tombst.] 

JOHN  GEDDES,  app.  by  the  Town 
Council  (on  a  petition  in  his  favour 
from  the  parishioners)  28th  Oct. 
1820 ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor)  9th 
Feb.  1821 ;  trans,  to  St  Andrew's  Parish, 
Glasgow,  18th  Jan.  1832. 

JOHN  MACNAUGHTAN,  born 
1832  Greenock  1807,  eldest  son  of  Donald 
M.,  merchant ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  MA.  (1826) ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Paisley  4th  Aug.  1830 ;  ord.  (by  same 
Presb.)  min.  of  the  Scots  Church,  Crown 
Court,  London,  21st  July  1831 ;  pres.  by 
the  Town  Council ;  trans,  and  adm.  14th 
May  1832.  In  1837  he  accepted  a  call  to 
St  Paul's  Chapel,  Edinburgh,  but  the 
Courts  of  the  Church  refused  translation. 
Joined  the  Free  Church  in  1843  ;  min.  of  the 
Free  High  Church,  Paisley,  1843-9,  of  Rose- 
mary Street  Church  (Irish  Presbyterian), 
Belfast,  25th  Oct.  1849;  died  27th  May 
1884.  He  marr.  (1)  16th  Aug.  1841,  Jessie, 
daugh.  of  James  Buchanan  of  Northbar : 
(2)  8th  July  1868,  Matilda  Hanna  (died  24th 
Jan.  1909),  eldest  daugh.  of  Murray  Suffern. 
Publications — A  Statement  of  the  Actual 
Income  and  Exj)enditure  of  the  Established 
Church  in  the  Burgh  of  Paisley  (Paisley, 
1835) ;  Letters  to  the  Rev.  John  Bremner, 
Pojrish  Priest  of  Paisley  (Paisley,  1836) ; 


A  Discourse  preached  in  the  High  Church, 
Paisley  (Paisley,  1837);  A  Sketch  of  the 
Life  of  William  Perry,  and  Recollections  of 
Conversations  tvith  him  during  his  Confine- 
ment and  tvhen  under  the  Sentence  of  Death 
(Paisley,  1837) ;  Slanders  against  the  Free 
Church  met  and  answered  in  a  Speech 
(Paisley,  1846);  The  Free  Church  and 
American  Slavery  (Paisley,  1846) ;  The 
Interdicted  Farewell  Sermon  (Paisley, 
1849) ;  Man  a  Responsible  and  Social 
Being ;  The  Lord's  Day,  the  Sabbath  (Bel- 
fast, 1859) ;  A  Sermon  on  Christianity  and 
Science  (London,  1874) ;  Tracts  for  the 
Times—"  Who  are  the  Separatists  ? "  "  Who 
have  broken  their  Ordination  Vows  ? " 
Lecture  XIII.  [On  Revival  of  Religion],  and 
X.  [To  Young  Men,  i.].— [Smith's  Scottish 
Clergy  (1848),  215-222 ;  Acts  of  Ass.,  1838, 
1843 ;  Edinburgh  Christian  Instructor, 
series  iv.,  i.] 

v  CHARLES  FORBES  BUCHAN,  trans, 
from  the  Scots  Church,  North 
Shields,  and   adm.  10th   Jan.  1844  ; 

trans,  to  Fordoun  14th  Jan.  1846. 

ANDREW  JOHNSTONE,  MA. ;  trans, 
from  St  John's,  Dundee,  and  adm. 
17th    Sept.    1846;     trans,    to    Kin- 
glassie  9th  March  1848. 

JOHN    INCHES     DICKSON,    trans, 
from    Wanlockhead,   and    adm.  4th 
May  1848;  trans,  to  Kirkbean  17th 
May  1855. 

JAMES  MACGREGOR,  ord.  8th  Nov. 
1855 ;  trans,  to  Monimail  17th  July 
1862. 


1844 


1846 


1848 


1855 


PETER    SINCLAIR    MENZIES,    ord. 
5th     March     1863 ;     trans,     to     St 
George's-in-the-Fields,  Glasgow,  9th 
March  1865. 


1863 


JOHN  MARTIN,  ord.  7th  Sept.  1865  ; 
1865    trans,  to  Bonhill  24th  Sept.  1874. 

ANDREW  MONTGOMERIE  LANG, 
1875  k°rn  Glasgow,  19th  July  1848, 
son  of  Hugh  L.  and  Elizabeth  Stobo  ; 
educated  at  Collegiate  School,  Glasgow,  and 
Univs.  of  Heidelberg  and  Glasgow ;  B.Sc. 
(1874);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Greenock  3rd 
Dec.   1873;    ord.  4th   March    1875;    died 


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[PKESB.  OF 


1910 


23rd  Nov.  1909.  He  marr.  28th  Dec.  1880, 
Catherine  Brown  Dickson,  who  died  29th 
Nov.  1911,  and  had  issue  —  Hugh  Mont- 
gomerie,  ship  draughtsman,  born  18th  Sept. 
1881 ;  Catherine  Suttie  Purvis,  born  8th 
Oct.  1882;  John  Dickson,  marine  engineer, 
born  21st  Aug.  1884;  James  Stobo,  com- 
mission agent,  born  2nd  Oct.  1886,  died 
29th  Feb.  1912 ;  Andrew  Montgomerie, 
ship  draughtsman,  born  28th  Jan.  1888 ; 
Robert  Forrester  Graham,  born  7th  July 
1890,  died  7th  July  1891 ;  Elizabeth  Stobo, 
born  5th  April  1895. 

JOHN  MUIR,  born  Glasgow,  6th  July 
1880,  son  of  John  M.,  min.  of  Govan- 
hill ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 
M.A.  (1899),  B.D.  (1902) ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Glasgow  7th  May  1902 ;  assistant  at  St 
Mungo's,  Glasgow  ;  ord.  to  Kirkcowan  16th 
March  1905 ;  trans,  and  adm.  19th  May 
1910.  Publications — War  and  Christian 
Duty  (Paisley  1916) ;  Contributions  to 
Hastings'  Dictionary  of  Christ  and  the 
Gospels. 


ST  GEORGE'S,  or  THE  LAIGH 
KIRK  PARISH,  PAISLEY. 

[A  church  built  here  in  1736  was  called, 
from  its  situation,  the  Laigh  Kirk.  On 
7  th  July  1738,  the  Laigh  Kirk  Parish  was 
disjoined  by  the  Commissioners  for  the 
Plantation  of  Kirks  from  the  parish  of  the 
Abbey  of  Paisley.  In  1819  another  church 
was  built  for  this  parish  on  a  new  site.  It 
was  named  St  George's  Church,  and,  since 
its  erection,  the  Laigh  Kirk  Parish  has 
been  known  also  as  St  George's.] 

ROBERT  MITCHELL,  M.A.  (Glasgow, 
1?39  26th  April  1712);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Dunbarton  2nd  Feb.  1720;  pres.  by 
the  tutors  of  William,  Earl  of  Dundonald, 
and  ord.  to  Second  Charge,  Paisley,  27th 
Sept.  1722;  called  12th  Oct.  1738;  trans. 
and  adm.  21st  March  1739 ;  died  9th 
March  1746,  aged  50.  He  marr.  Katharine 
Glassford,  who  died  3rd  July  1781,  and  had 
issue  —  Euphemia,  born  1741.  —  \Glasg. 
Tests.  ;   Crawford's  Hist. ;    Tombst.] 


PETER  SCOTT,  bapt.  20th  June  1695, 
174^  son  of  John  S.,  min.  of  the  Outer 
High  Kirk  Parish,  Glasgow ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Glasgow  6th  Jan.  1731 ;  app.  by 
the  Town  Council  21st  April,  and  ord. 
(assistant  and  successor)  27th  June  1740 ; 
adm.  to  the  full  charge  15th  May  1746  ; 
died  4th  Aug.  1753.  He  marr.  9th  Sept. 
1741,  Anna  (died  9th  April  1768),  daugh. 
of  Robert  Millar,  min.  of  Paisley,  and  had 
issue — Elizabeth,  born  7th  Oct.  1745  (marr. 
Robert  Fulton,  manufacturer,  Maxwell- 
town)  ;  Grizel,  born  15th  Feb.  1748  (marr. 
Archibald  Davidson,  min.  of  Inchinnan)  ; 
Peter,  born  7th  Aug.,  and  died  10th  Oct. 
1752.— {Glasg.  Tests. ;  Tombst.'] 

ROBERT  FINDLAY,  trans,  from  Gals- 
17  .     ton;    called   6th    Dec.    1753;    adm. 
21st  March  1754 ;  trans,  to  Ramshorn 
or  St  David's,  Glasgow,  29th  Jan.  1756. 

JOHN  WITHERSPOON,  born  Yester, 
1757  East  Lothian,  5th  Feb.  1723,  eldest 
son  of  James  W.,  min.  of  that  parish. 
On  his  mother's  side  he  claimed  to  be 
descended  from  John  Knox  through  the 
Reformer's  daugh.,  Eliza  Knox,  wife  of 
John  Welsh  of  Ayr.  He  was  educated  at 
Haddington  Grammar  School  and  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh.  On  6th  Sept.  1743  he  was 
licen.  by  the  Presb.  of  Haddington  ;  was 
sometime  assistant  to  his  father ;  pres.  by 
Alexander,  tenth  Earl  of  Eglinton,  and  ord. 
to  Beith  11th  April  1745.  At  the  Rising 
in  that  year  he  put  himself  at  the  head 
of  a  body  of  volunteers  and  marched  to 
Glasgow.  Though  ordered  to  return,  he 
refused,  went  forward,  and  was  taken 
prisoner  after  the  battle  of  Falkirk,  in 
which,  however,  he  had  no  part.  With 
other  prisoners  he  was  confined  in  Doune 
Castle  until  all  of  them  managed  to  escape 
by  means  of  a  rope  of  knotted  blankets. 
He  was  adm.  to  this  charge  16th  June 
1757.  He  declined  calls  to  Dublin  and 
the  Scots  Kirk,  Rotterdam.  On  9th  May 
1768  he  dem.,  having  accepted  the  Presi- 
dentship of  Princeton  College,  New  Jersey, 
U.S.A.;  D.D.  (St  Andrews,  28th  June 
1769).  During  the  Revolutionary  War 
he  supported  the  cause  of    the   Colonies 


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175 


with  such  decision  and  ardour  that  the 
citizens  of  New  Jersey  elected  him  their 
representative  in  Congress,  a  position  he 
held  for  seven  years.  He  signed  the  Dec- 
laration of  Independence  4th  July  1776, 
and  for  some  years  afterwards  was  promi- 
nently occupied  with  the  secular  politics  of 
America.  In  1783  he  resumed  his  academic 
duties,  and  soon  after  revisited  Scotland 
with  the  object  of  procuring  subscriptions 
for  Princeton,  which  had  suffered  severely 
during  the  War.  He  was  made  LL.D.  of 
Yale  Univ.  in  1785,  and  died  at  Princeton 
6th  Nov.  1794,  having  been  afflicted  with 
blindness  for  the  last  two  years  of  his  life. 
As  a  min.  of  the  Church  of  Scotland  he 
was  considered  the  leader  of  the  Evan- 
gelical party.  Pious,  learned,  grave,  judi- 
cious, he  shaped  the  policy  of  that  party 
and  moulded  its  views  in  such  a  manner 
as  to  make  the  defeat  of  the  Moderates 
both  certain  and  enduring.  One  day, 
after  he  had  carried  in  the  General 
Assembly  some  important  points  against 
the  Moderates,  their  leader,  Robertson  the 
historian,  said  to  Witherspoon  in  his  quiet 
way,  "  I  think  you  have  your  men 
better  disciplined  than  formerly."  "Yes," 
replied  Witherspoon,  "by  urging  your 
politics  too  far  you  have  compelled  us 
to  beat  you  with  your  own  weapons." 
On  Princeton  he  impressed  his  strong 
individuality.  He  brought  its  system  of 
instruction  into  line  with  the  Scottish 
school,  and  himself  took  an  active  share 
of  lecturing,  in  which  he  greatly  excelled. 
He  was  brilliant  in  conversation,  and  is 
said  to  have  had  a  more  imposing  presence 
than  any  American  leader  except  Washing- 
ton. A  colossal  statue  was  erected  in 
his  honour  in  Fairmount  Park,  Phila- 
delphia, 20th  Oct.  1876.  He  marr.  (1) 
2nd  Sept.  1748,  Elizabeth,  daugh.  of 
Robert  Montgomery  of  Craighouse,  and 
had  issue  —  Anne,  born  3rd  July  1749 
(marr.  Samuel  Stanhope  Smith,  D.D., 
LL.D.,  President  of  Princeton  College, 
1794-1812);  Christian,  born  14th  Aug. 
1750,  died  10th  Dec.  1756  ;  James,  major  in 
U.S.  Army,  born  17th  Nov.  1751,  killed  at 
Brandywine,  1777  ;  Robert,  born  3rd  April 
1753,  died  18th  July  1754;  Barbara,  born 


19th  Feb.  1756,  died  1st  Aug.  1763 ;  John, 
army  surgeon,  born  29th  July  1757; 
Frances,  born  16th  Aug.  1759  (marr.  as 
his  first  wife,  David  Ramsay,  M.D., 
American  historian,  Charlestown,  South 
Carolina) ;  David,  M.D.,  born  27th  Sept. 
1760;  George,  born  31st  March,  and  died 
27th  July  1762 :  (2)  1791,  Anne,  widow 
of  Dr  Dill  of  York  County,  New  York. 
Publications — Ecclesiastical  Characteristics, 
or  the  Arcana  of  Church  Policy,  being  an 
Attempt  to  open  up  the  Mystery  of  Modera- 
tion (Glasgow,  1753 ;  5th  ed.,  Edinburgh, 
1763  [anon.];  and  others);  A  Letter  from 
a  Blacksmith  on  the  Manner  of  Public 
Worship  in  the  Church  of  Scotland  (Lon- 
don, 1759;  New  York,  1764;  Edinburgh, 
1826) ;  A  Serious  Apology  for  the  "  Char- 
acteristics "  (Edinburgh,  1763)  ;  Essay  on 
the  Connection  between  the  Doctrine  of 
Justification  by  the  imputed  Righteousness 
of  Christ  and  Holiness  of  Life  (Glasgow, 
1756 ;  and  other  editions) ;  A  Serious 
Enquiry  into  the  Nature  and  Effect  of 
the  Stage  (Glasgow,  1757 ;  Edinburgh, 
1876)  [reprinted  at  Edinburgh,  1842,  as 
the  first  of  a  series  of  "Reprints  of 
Scarce  Tracts  connected  with  the  Church 
of  Scotland  "] ;  Sinners  sitting  in  the  Seat 
of  the  Scornful :  Seasonable  Advice  to 
Young  Persons  (Edinburgh,  1762);  The 
History  of  a  Corporation  of  Servants 
discovered  a  fetv  years  ago  in  the  Interior 
Parts  of  South  America  (Glasgow,  1765) ; 
A  Practical  Treatise  on  Regeneration 
(London,  1764  ;  and  other  editions) ;  Essays 
on  Important  Subjects,  2  vols.  (London, 
1764);  Discourses  on  Practical  Subjects 
(Glasgow,  1768  ;  Edinburgh,  1804) ;  Practi- 
cal Discourses  on  Leading  Truths  of  the 
Gospel  (Edinburgh,  1768);  Considerations 
on  the  Nature  and  Extent  of  the  Legislative 
Authority  of  the  P>7-itish  Parliament  (Phila- 
delphia, 1774)  [mistakenly  attributed  to 
Benjamin  Franklin] ;  The  Dominion  of 
Providence  over  the  Passions  of  Men,  a 
sermon  (Philadelphia,  1776 ;  Glasgow, 
1777);  Address  to  the  Natives  of  Scotland 
(Philadelphia,  1778).  Edited  Sermons  [of 
James  Muir  of  Alexandria,  U.S.A.]  (1787) ; 
Sermons  on  Various  Subjects  (Edinburgh, 
1798),  besides    numerous    single   sermons, 


176 


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[PRESB.  OF 


lectures,  and  essays.  A  collective  edition 
of  his  Works,  with  a  Memoir  by  his  son- 
in-law,  S.  S.  Smith,  was  published  at  New 
York  in  4  vols,  in  1802,  and  at  Edinburgh, 
1804-5,  and  1815  in  9  vols.  His  Miscel- 
laneous Works  appeared  at  Philadelphia 
in  1803,  his  Select  Works  at  London  in 
1804  (2  vols.),  and  his  Essays,  Lectures, 
and  Sermons  at  Edinburgh  in  1822  (6  vols.). 
— {Life,  prefixed  to  his  Works,  Edinburgh, 
1804  ;  The  Princeton  Book,  1879  ;  Headley's 
Chaplains  and  Clergy  of  the  Revolution, 
1864 ;  Tyler's  Literary  Hist,  of  the 
American  Revolution,  ii.,  1897  ;  Sanderson's 
Signers  of  the  Declaration  of  Independence, 
1865 ;  Collections  of  the  Historical  Society 
of  New  Jersey,  ii.,  iii. ;  Carlyle's  Autob., 
72;  Notes  and  Queries,  3rd  ser.,  xi.  25, 
5th  ser.,  viii.  16;  Halkett  and  Laing's 
Diet,  of  Anon,  and  Pseudon.  Literature, 
1885  ;  Diet.  Nat.  Biog.] 

JAMES  MOKPJSON,  born  Glasgow, 
son  of  James  M. ;  educated  at  Univ. 

69  of  Glasgow  ;  M.A.  (1749) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  .Wigtown  22nd  July  1755  ;  ord.  to 
Killearn  12th  May  1757 ;  trans,  to  Strath- 
blane  22nd  Oct.  1767  ;  pres.  by  the  Magis- 
trates and  Council  18th  Nov.  1768;  trans, 
and  adm.  29th  June  1 769  ;  died  28th  March 
1781.  He  was  a  man  of  talent,  decidedly 
evangelical,  and  a  zealous  advocate  of  a  con- 
gregation's right  to  choose  its  own  minister. 
He  marr.  1st  Dec.  1760,  a  lady  name  un- 
known, and  had  issue — Janet,  born  28th 
March  1762;  James,  born  4th  May  1765; 
Marion,  born  31st  Dec.  1767;  Mary,  born 
4th  July  1770,  died  in  infancy;  (2)  Mary 
Harvie  (widow  of  the  Rev.  James  Craig  of 
Leddriegreen),  who  died  27th  Jan.  1807, 
Publication — Gospel -Preaching,  illustrated 
and  recommended,  a  sermon  (Glasgow,  1767). 

COLIN  GILLIES,  born  2nd  June  1748, 
son  of  John  G.,  D.D.,  min.  of  Black- 
friars,  Glasgow ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  1st 
July  1772;  became  preacher  in  Shettleston 
Chapel-of-Ease  in  1772  ;  ord.  (assistant  and 
successor)  to  Greenock  12th  May  1774; 
elected  by  the  Town  Council  12th,  pres. 
31st  Aug.,  trans,  and  adm.  19th  Dec.  1781 ; 
died  6th  March  1810.    "I  passed  the  even- 


1781 


ing  at  the  house  of  the  truly  affectionate 
son  of  that  truly  apostolic  man,  the  late  Dr 
Gillies.  His  house  was  filled  with  good 
ministers  of  the  different  denominations, 
all  living  in  affectionate  love  and  cordiality 
with  each  other.  This  makes  Paisley  the 
paradise  of  Scotland "  {Journal  of  Row- 
land Hill,  14th  Aug.  1798).  He  marr.  16th 
Oct.  1775,  Isabella  (died  13th  Aug.  1833), 
niece  of  John  MAlpine,  sugar  refiner, 
Greenock,  and  had  issue— John,  merchant, 
Glasgow,  born  26th  Aug.  1776;  Isabella, 
born  19th  Sept.  1778  (marr.  Thomas 
Lowndes,  Paisley) ;  Colin,  born  5th  July 
1779,  died  2nd  April  1780;  Robert,  born 
12th  May  1781 ;  Thomas,  born  7th  May 
1783  ;  Rebecca,  born  17th  April  1788  (marr. 
11th  March  1811,  John  Blackburn  of 
Killearn) ;  Elizabeth,  born  1792 ;  Lilias, 
born  3rd  Aug.  1794,  died  young. 

JOHN  REID,  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glas- 

1801  sow  27tl1  ^arcn  i"799  >  Pres-  ky  the 
Town  Council,  and  ord.  (assistant 
and  successor)  17th  Dec.  1801 ;  died  10th 
Nov.  1810.  He  marr.  1803,  Agnes  (died  s.p. 
23rd  Jan.  1814),  daugh.  of  William  King, 
Lone-End. 

"  ROBERT  BURNS,  born  Bo'ness,   13th 

1811  ^e^'  l789>  son  °f  J°hn  B.,  surveyor 
of  Customs,  factor  to  the  Duke  of 
Hamilton,  and  Grizel,  daugh.  of  John 
Ferrier,  writer,  Linlithgow ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Edinburgh  28th  March  1810 ;  pres.  by  the 
Town  Council,  and  ord.  19th  July  1811 ; 
D.D.  (Glasgow,  22nd  April  1828).  Joined 
the  Free  Church  in  1843;  min.  of  St 
George's  Free  Church,  Paisley,  1843-5 ; 
min.  of  Knox  Church,  Toronto,  1845-56 ; 
Professor  of  Christian  Evidences  and 
Church  History  in  Knox  College,  Toronto, 
1856-64;  died  there  19th  Aug.  1869.  He 
was  a  man  of  great  energy  and  activity, 
which  hardly  lessened  even  in  advanced 
old  age.  He  was  one  of  the  founders  and 
chief  supporters  of  "The  Society  for  pro- 
moting the  Religious  Interests  of  Scottish 
Settlers  in  British  North  America,"  begun 
by  the  Synod  of  Glasgow  and  Ayr  in  1825. 
After  his  own  settlement  as  a  minister  in 
Canada  he  threw  himself  whole-heartedly 


paisley] 


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into  the  work  of  consolidating  the  Presby- 
terian Church  in  the  Dominion.  To  him 
Knox  College  is  largely  indebted  for  its 
extensive  library.  Within  its  archives  are 
deposited  the  original  manuscript  minutes 
and  correspondence  of  the  Glasgow  Colonial 
Society,  which  contain  much  valuable  in- 
formation about  the  early  history  of  the 
Church  in  Canada.  He  marr.  (1)  8th 
July  1814,  Janet  (died  14th  Nov.  1841), 
daugh.  of  John  Orr,  manufacturer,  Paisley, 
and  had  issue — Agnes,  born  22nd  April 
1816,  died  1st  Jan.  1820 ;  John,  born  30th 
July  1819,  died  29th  Jan.  1820 ;  John  Orr, 
born  4th  Jan.  1821,  died  13th  July  1831 ; 
Robert,  born  4th  Aug.  1822,  died  2nd  Jan. 
1823;  James  Orr,  born  2nd  Nov.  1823, 
student  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  in  1840; 
Robert  Ferrier,  D.D.,  min.  of  Chalmers 
Presbyterian  Church,  Kingston,  Canada, 
1847-55,  Knox  Church,  St  Catherine's, 
Canada,  1855-67,  Scots  Church,  Chicago, 
1867-70,  Cote  Street  Church,  Montreal, 
1870-75,  Fort  Massey  Presbyterian  Church, 
Halifax,  Nova  Scotia,  1875,  born  23rd  Dec. 
1826,  died  at  Broughty  Ferry,  5th  April 
1896 ;  William,  born  16th  Aug.  1831  :  (2) 
12th  Dec.  1844,  Elizabeth  Bell  (died  s.p. 
22nd  Aug.  1882),  daugh.  of  Thomson  Bonar 
of  Grove.  Publications — An  Essay  on  the 
Office  and  Duties  of  the  Eldership  in  the 
Church  of  Scotland  (Paisley,  1818) ;  Histori- 
cal Dissertations  on  the  Lata  and  Practice 
of  Great  Britain,  and  particidarly  of  Scot- 
land, with  regard  to  the  Poor  (Edinburgh, 
1819)  ;  Plurality  of  Offices  in  the  Church  of 
Scotland  Examined  (Glasgow,  1824) ;  Three 
Letters  to  a  Friend  on  the  Moral  Bearings 
of  the  Bible  Society  Controversy  (Edin- 
burgh, 1827) ;  The  Gareloch  Heresy  tried 
(1830) ;  Memoir  of  the  Rev.  Stevenson 
M'Gill,  D.D.  (Edinburgh,  1842)  [vide 
Plagiarisms  of  Rev.  Dr  R.  Burns,  one  of 
the  Ministers  of  Paisley,  detected  and 
exposed  (Edinburgh,  1842)].  He  edited  a 
new  edition  of  Wodrow's  History  of  the 
Sufferings  of  the  Church  of  Scotland,  4  vols. 
(Glasgow,  1828-31),  contributing  a  Memoir 
of  the  author  ;  and  for  three  years  (1838-40) 
he  edited,  and  wrote  many  papers  in,  the 
Edinburgh  Christian  Instructor. — [Memoir 
by  his  son,  Robert  Ferrier  Burns,   D.D. ; 

VOL.  III. 


Gregg's  Hist,  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  in 
Canada,  265 ;  Metcalfe's  Hist,  of  Paisley, 
429  ;  Diet.  Nat.  Biog.] 

ALEXANDER  RENNISON,  born 
1844  Berwick-on-Tweed,  9th  Aug.  1807, 
son  of  John  R.,  bookseller,  and 
Margaret  Bell ;  educated  at  Berwick-on- 
Tweed  Grammar  School  and  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh; M.A.  (12th  April  1828);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Chirnside  ;  assistant  at  Whitsome 
and  Birkenhead ;  ord.  by  Presb.  of  Lanca- 
shire, and  adm.  min.  at  Risley,  near 
Warrington,  6th  Feb.  1839;  adm.  to  this 
charge  23rd  Feb.  1844  ;  died  12th  Dec.  1867. 
He  marr.  24th  June  1839,  Eliza  (died  20th 
March  1888),  daugh.  of  Charles  Henderson, 
and  had  issue — John  Albert,  architect, 
Paisley,  born  15th  July  1841,  died  Jan. 
1915  ;  Charles  Alexander,  born  27th  March 
1843,  died  in  Australia;  Lewis  William, 
missionary  in  the  South  Sea  Islands,  born 
6th  April  1845,  died  in  Australia;  Alice 
Graden,  born  7th  April  1847,  died  7th  July 
1853 ;  Edward,  born  21st  April  1849 ;  Eliza 
Marion,  born  8th  Aug.  1851  (marr.  Oct. 
1881,  William  Bayne  M'Lennan,  Fair- 
holme,  Castlehead,  Paisley),  died  15th  May 
1891 ;  Margaret  Bell,  born  20th  Oct.  1854, 
died  in  1894.  Publications — Strictures  on 
the  Marriage  and  Registration  Bills  for  Scot- 
land (Paisley,  1848) ;  The  Sabbath  a  Day  of 
Rejoicing  (Paisley,  1849) ;  Sermons  [edited, 
with  Memoir,  by  Lewis  Rennison]  (Paisley, 
1868).— [Brown's  Paisley  Poets,  l,  392.] 

CHRISTOPHER  M'KUNE,  ord.   17th 

1868     ^U^y  18^8  '  trans-  to  Crawford  26th 
Sept.  1876. 


ALEXANDER  DUNCAN  CAMPBELL, 
trans,  from  Kilcalmonell  and    Kil- 
berry,   and    adm.    2nd    May    1877 ; 
trans,  to  Kirkcudbright  27th  March  1879. 


1877 


JAMES    PATON,    B.A. ;    trans,    from 
1879    Flowerhill,  and  adm.  30th  Oct.  1879  ; 
trans,  to  St  Paul's  Parish,  Glasgow, 
6th  Sept.  1881. 

"  ALEXANDER  FYFE  BURNS,  born  St 

1882     Vigeans,  Arbroath,  13th   Oct.    1838, 

son    of    James     B.    and    Elizabeth 

Duncan ;   educated  at  Arbroath  Academy 

M 


178 


ST  GEORGES— THE  MARTYRS1  PARISH 


[PRESB.  OF 


and  Univ.  of  Aberdeen;  MA.  (1862); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Arbroath ;  assistant  at 
St  David's,  Dundee ;  ord.  to  St  James's, 
Kirkcaldy,  1869;  trans,  to  Lady  Glen- 
orchy's,  Edinburgh,  17th  May  1877 ;  trans, 
and  adm.  21st  March  1882  ;  died  21st  April 
1913.  He  marr.  17th  Oct.  1871,  Isabella 
Martin,  daugh.  of  Malcolm  Ritchie,  and 
had  issue— John  Ritchie,  M.B.,  CM.,  born 
17th  Feb.  1873,  died  4th  Oct.  1912 ;  Isabella 
Martin,  born  9th  March  1874  (marr.  Charles 
Whitehead  Hutcheson,  min.  of  St  Cuthbert's 
Parish,  Glasgow) ;  James  Alexander,  born 
1st  April  1876  ;  Mary  Elizabeth,  born  22nd 
March  1878  (marr.  Augustine  Wentworth 
Scudamore  Forbes,  min.  of  West  Parish, 
Aberdeen) ;  Alexander  Fyfe,  born  16th 
March  1880;  George  Paisley,  born  24th 
Feb.  1882;  Thomas,  born  8th  April  1883, 
died  5th  March  1913;  Robert,  born  17th 
July  1885  ;  Malcolm,  born  21st  Sept.  1887. 

ROBERT  AITKEN,  born  Irvine,  2nd 
1913  "^e^'  ^76,  son  of  Allan  A.  and 
Margaret  Jeffrey ;  educated  at  Irvine 
Academy  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(1897);  B.D.  (1900);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Irvine  in  1900 ;  assistant  at  Cambuslang ; 
ord.  to  Ladyburn,  Greenock,  17th  June 
1903;  trans,  and  adm.  19th  May  1913. 
Marr.  1st  June  1904,  Mary,  daugh.  of  John 
Shedden,  and  has  issue — Allan,  born  19th 
June  1905 ;  John,  born  8th  Nov.  1909 ; 
Margaret,  born  26th  Feb.  1911. 


THE  MARTYRS1  PARISH  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  opened  here  20th  Nov.  1835, 
was  named  in  honour  of  the  martyrs  of 
Paisley.  These  two  men,  James  Algie  and 
John  Park,  were  tenant  farmers  in  the 
parish  of  Eastwood.  On  3rd  Feb.  1685 
they  were  brought  before  the  Royal  Com- 
missioners met  in  the  town,  and  were 
charged  with  disowning  the  supremacy  of 
King  Charles  in  Church  and  State.  The 
Court  forthwith  required  them  to  take  the 
Oath  of  Abjuration  and  the  Test,  warning 
them  that  refusal  to  do  so  would  be  fatal. 
Declining  to  comply  with  this  demand, 
they  were   condemned,  and  were  hanged 


that  afternoon  at  the  Cross  of  Paisley.  Over 
the  grave  where  they  lie  buried  together  has 
been  set  up  in  modern  times  a  memorial 
obelisk,  recording  their  faithful  endurance. 
A  chapel  constitution  was  granted  for  the 
district  on  30th  May  1836.  The  parish  of 
the  Martyrs  was  disjoined  from  the  High 
Kirk  and  Abbey  Parish  of  Paisley  on  6th 
July  1874.] 

JOHN  MACFARLANE,  ord.  21st  July 

1836  ;  trans,  to  St  Andrew's  Church, 

Wellington,  New  Zealand  [the  first 

min.  of  any  church  who  went  out  expressly 

to  minister  to  the  settlers],  24th  Oct.  1839 

[min.  of  Lochgilphead  9th  Sept.  1847]. 


1840 


JAMES  FALCONER,  born  1808; 
studied  at  the  United  Secession 
and  Original  Secession  Divinity 
Halls,  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Associate 
Presb.  of  Glasgow  6th  Dec.  1836  ;  ord.  min. 
of  the  Associate  Congregation,  Paisley, 
12th  Dec.  1837.  Joined  the  Church  of 
Scotland  4th  Sept.  1839 ;  adm.  to  this 
charge  21st  April  1840.  Joined  the  Free 
Church  in  1843 ;  min.  of  Martyrs'  Free 
Church,  Paisley,  1843-4,  of  Wigtown  Free 
Church,  1844-51.  He  went  to  Canada  in 
1851,  where  some  time  afterwards  he  dis- 
appeared, and  is  reported  to  have  died 
Sept.  or  Oct.  1856. 

JOHN  FLEMING,  born  Kilmarnock, 
1826 ;  third  son  of  Robert  F. ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(1847) ;  app.  missionary  here  in  1847  ;  ord. 
7th  June  1853  ;  dem.  21st  April  1864  ;  was 
afterwards  chaplain  to  Paisley  Prison ; 
died  unmarried  at  Morningside,  Edinburgh, 
10th  June  1887.  Publication  —  Life  of 
Alexander  Fleming,  D.D.,  min.  of  Neilston 
(Paisley,  1883). 

ROBERT      WODROW      THOMSON, 
formerly  min.   of   Ormiston ;    adm. 
26th  Jan.  1865 ;  trans,  to  St  Luke's 
Parish,  Glasgow,  22nd  March  1866. 

[JAMES  KEITH  DUNCAN,  BA. ;  was 
elected  min.  in  1866,  but  res.  before  the 
date  fixed  for  his  admission.  He  became 
min.  of  the  South  Parish,  Aberdeen.] 


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179 


1897 


JOHN    DOUGLAS    STEWART,   ord. 
18  7     21st    Feb.    1867 ;    trans,    to    Cross- 
michael  7th   Sept.   1871,  died   16th 
Feb.  1919. 

GEORGE  WALTER  STRANG,  M.A. ; 
1872     ord.    26th    Jan.     1872;     trans,     to 
Campbeltown     (Lowland     Charge), 
8th  April  1874. 

FINLAY    ROBERT    MACDONALD, 
1874     ord.     25th    Sept.    1874;     trans,    to 
Coupar-Angus  18th  Aug.  1881. 

WILLIAM  LOW,  born  Auchtermuchty, 
Fife,  8th  July  1850,  son  of  James 
L.,  H.M.  Customs,  and  Christina 
White  ;  educated  at  Univs.  of  St  Andrews 
and  Edinburgh ;  M.A.  (St  Andrews,  1874), 
B.D.  (1877);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh ; 
assistant  at  Castle  Douglas  (Lauriston)  and 
Trinity  Parish,  Edinburgh  ;  ord.  7th  March 
1882  ;  died  unmarr.,  11th  July  1896. 

JAMES  THOMSON,  born  Ayr,  14th 
June  1870,  son  of  James  T.  and 
Catherine  Samson  ;  educated  at  Ayr 
Academy  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  M.A. 
(1888),  B.D.  (1892) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Ayr 
3rd  May  1893 ;  assistant  at  West  Parish, 
Greenock ;  ord.  14th  Jan.  1897.  Marr.  (1) 
14th  June  1898,  Mary  (died  1st  Nov.  1900), 
daugh.  of  William  Farquhar,  and  has  issue 
— James,  born  2nd  April  1899 ;  Mary 
Farquhar,  born  12th  Oct.  1900  :  (2)  28th 
April  1908,  Margaret,  daugh.  of  Thomas 
Blench. 

MIDDLE  PARISH. 

[A  church  built  here  was  opened  on  13th 
Nov.  1781.  The  Middle  Parish  was  dis- 
joined from  the  Abbey  Parish  by  the  Com- 
missioners for  the  Plantation  of  Kirks  on 
20th  Feb.  1782.] 

JOHN  SNODGRASS,  born  Paisley, 
1781  1744,  son  of  James  S. ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  M.A.  (22nd 
March  1764) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Hadding- 
ton 2nd  Sept.  1766;  ord.  to  Norriston 
Chapel-of-Ease  25th  June  1772;  trans,  to 
South  Parish,  Dundee,  10th  Nov.  1774; 
app.  by  the  Town  Council  26th  June,  trans, 
and  adm.  19th  Dec.  1781 ;  D.D.  (Princeton, 
New  Jersey,  U.S.A.,  1793);  died  at  Salt- 


coats 22nd  June  1797,  and  was  buried  in 
the  Abbey  Churchyard,  Paisley.  He  was 
an  able  Biblical  critic,  and  excelled  in  many 
branches  of  literature.  He  marr.  19th  July 
1782,  Janet  Mackenzie,  who  died  at  Eagle- 
ton,  William's  River,  N.S.W.,  30th  July 
1852,  aged  90,  and  had  issue — Agnes,  born 
23rd  April  1783;  Colonel  Kenneth,  C.B., 
served  with  distinction  in  the  Peninsular 
Campaign,  born  5th  Nov.  1784,  died  14th 
Oct.  1853;  James,  born  17th  July  1786; 
Janet,  born  9th  Feb.  1788  ;  Margaret,  born 
9th  Feb.  1790  (marr.  15th  Jan.  1816,  Major 
Benjamin  Sullivan  of  the  British  and 
Portuguese  armies) ;  Elizabeth,  born  29th 
Jan.  1792 ;  Esther  Jean,  born  9th  Aug. 
1794 ;  Colonel  John  James,  author  of  A 
Narrative  of  the  Burmese  War  (London, 
1827),  born  22nd  Oct.  1796,  died  26th 
Nov.  1863.  Publications — A  Pamphlet  on 
the  Repeal  of  the  Penal  Laws  against 
Popery  (1772) ;  Sermon  preached  before 
the  S.P.G.K.  in  Scotland  (Paisley,  1795) ; 
Three  Single  Sermons  (Dundee,  1781 ; 
Paisley,  1796) ;  Prospects  of  Providence 
respecting  the  Conversion  of  the  World  to 
Christ  (Paisley  1796)  ;  A  Commentary,  with 
Notes,  on  Part  of  the  Book  of  the  Revelation  of 
John  (Paisley,  1799) ;  Account  of  the  Town 
(Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  vii.).  —  [Edinburgh 
Christian  Instructor,  xxix. ;  Brown's  Hist, 
of  Paisley,  158 ;  Notes  and  Queries,  4th 
July  1908;  Tombst.] 


1798 


JONATHAN  RANKEN  [RANKINE], 

born  about  1773,  sixth  son  of  Robert 
R.,  farmer,  Slamannan;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  1st  Feb.  1797 ;  pres.  by  the  Town 
Council,  and  ord.  15th  June  1798;  died 
7th  March  1831.  He  marr.  4th  Feb.  1799, 
Jean  (died  29th  Sept.  1836),  daugh.  of 
Robert  Auchincloss,  cooper,  Glasgow,  and 
had  issue — Agnes  Fogo,  born  20th  Nov. 
1799;  Mary,  born  26th  Feb.  1803,  died 
25th  June  1822;  Robert,  born  4th  Dec. 
1804,  died  27th  Jan.  1811 ;  John,  born  30th 
Aug.  1806,  died  12th  June  1822 ;  Jonathan, 
writer,  Glasgow,  born  26th  Aug.  1808,  died 
6th  Sept.  1864 ;  Robert  Auchincloss,  born 
8th  May  1811,  student  at  Glasgow  Univ. 
in  1825. 


180 


MIDDLE  PARISH— NORTH  PARISH 


[PRESB.  OF 


JAMES  BEGG,  M.A. ;  trans,  from  Lady 
1881     Gtfenorchy's    Chapel-of-Ease,    Edin- 
burgh ;  pres.  by  the  Town  Council, 
and  adm.  25th  Nov.  1831 ;  trans,  to  Liber- 
ton,  Mid-Lothian,  25th  June  1835. 

ROBERT    STEVENSON,  trans,    from 

1886     ^ortn  Church;  pres.  by  the  Town 

Council,  and  adm.  18th  Feb.  1836; 

trans,  to  Dairy,  Ayrshire,  28th  March  1844. 

JAMES  GEORGE  WOOD,  trans,  from 
1845     Bathgate,  and  adm.  21st  Feb.  1845  ; 
trans,  to  Second  Charge,  Old  Machar, 
14th  Sept.  1848. 

ROBERT  KIRKE,  trans,  from  Newark 
1849     Chapel-of-Ease,  and  adm.  3rd  April 
1849;    trans,  to  Hutton  and  Fish- 
wick  6th  Oct.  1858. 

JOHN     ALISON,     M.A.;     ord.    10th 
March  1859;  trans,  to  Bonhill  21st 


1859 


Nov.  1861. 


-ALEXANDER    BRYSON,    ord.    17th 
1862    April   1862 ;   trans,  to  St  Michael's, 
Dumfries,  10th  Jan.  1868. 

ROBERT  DUNCAN,  ord.  7th  May  1868 ; 
trans,  to  First  Charge,  Montrose,  26th 
Feb.  1874. 


1874 


DAVID  WATSON,  ord.  12th  May  1874 ; 
trans,  to  Woodside  Chapel-of-Ease, 
Glasgow,  15th  Nov.  1877. 

ALEXANDER  FALCONER  FRASER, 

•78    born  Aberdeen,  5th  June  1855,  son  of 

Alexander  F. ;  educated  at  Glasgow 

Univ. ;  MA.  (1874),  B.D.  (1877) ;  ord.  20th 

March  1878;    dem.   1st  Nov.   1881;  died 

unmarr.,  at  Stirling,  9th  March  1893. 

GEORGE  PARK,  born  Inverness,  9th 
Nov.  1844,  son  of  James  P.  and  Mar- 
garet Paterson ;  educated  at  Inver- 
ness Academy,  Aberdeen  Grammar  School, 
and  Univ.  of  St  Andrews ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Inverness ;  ord.  to  Inverchaolin  30th  June 
1870;  trans,  and  adm.  12th  April  1882. 
Marr.  (1)  29th  Oct.  1872,  Charlotte  Butler 
(died  16th  Feb.  1879),  daugh.  of  David 
Reid,  Perth,  and  had  issue — Margherita 
Catherine,  born  3rd  Feb.  1874,  died  25th 
Jan.  1883 ;  George  John  Paterson,  engineer, 
born  11th  March  1875;  David  Reid,  born 


21st  Sept.  1876,  died  19th  Feb.  1883 ;  Char- 
lotte Reid,  M.B.,  Ch.B.  (Glasgow  1904),  born 
7th  Sept.  1877  (marr.  19th  Jan.  1907,  Com- 
mander Charles  Osborne,  R.N.R.) ;  (2)  16th 
April  1919,  Jane  Craig  Skinner,  eldest 
daugh.  of  Peter  Ritchie,  Montrose. 


NORTH  PARISH  (Q.S.) 

[A  church  was  opened  here  29th  Aug. 
1834.  On  1st  June  of  that  year  the 
General  Assembly  granted  a  Chapel  Con- 
stitution to  the  district.  The  North  Parish 
was  disjoined  from  the  Middle  Parish  of 
Paisley  by  the  Court  of  Teinds,  9th  March 
1874.    In  1888  the  church  was  rebuilt.] 

[PETER  MACMORLAND,  elected  20th 

1834     ■^y  *8**4 »  ^00^  c^arSe  as  a  licen- 
tiate.   In  1835  he  accepted  a  call  to 
the  National  Scots  Church,  Regent  Square, 
London  ;  afterwards  min.  of  North  Berwick.] 

ROBERT  STEVENSON,  ord.  17th  July 
1885     18^5 '     trans-     ^°    Middle     Parish, 
Paisley,  18th  Feb.  1836. 

JAMES    GRAHAM,    ord.    31st    March 
1836     18*^ '  trans,  to  Fenwick  21st  Sept. 
1843. 

WILLIAM     WYPER,    min.    of     New 
1843    Church  [Greenknowe],  Annan  ;  trans, 
and  adm.  27th  Oct.  1843 ;  trans,  to 
Norrieston,  Dunblane,  2nd  Oct.  1845. 

y  DUNCAN  BLAIR,  ord.  15th  Oct.  1846  ; 
1846     trans,  to  Glenapp  in  Feb.  1851. 

WALTER  BROCK,  born  Glasgow,  8th 
1851  Juty  1819,  eldest  son  of  George  B. ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord. 
27th  July  1851 ;  res.  1856 ;  missionary  at 
Eday,  Orkney,  1856-65;  chaplain  of  H.M. 
Prison,  Glasgow,  1865-82  ;  died  27th  June 
1882.  He  marr.  29th  March  1847,  Jean 
M'Vey  Paterson,  who  died  23rd  Feb.  1892, 
and  had  issue — Isabella,  born  3rd  Feb.  1848 
(marr.  Daniel  Drain) ;  Janet  Paterson, 
born  25th  Sept.  1850  (marr.  Edward 
Hayman),  died  3rd  Feb.  1897;  Mary 
Paterson,  born  7th  Nov.  1852,  died  7th 
March  1854 ;  George  M'Vey  Paterson,  born 
30th  Nov.  1854,  died  29th  July  1881; 
Walter  Paterson,  min.  of  Forth,  Lanark- 


paisley]       NORTH  PARISH— ST  COLUMBA'S  GAELIC  PARISH      181 


shire ;  John  Charles,  solicitor,  born  10th 
Jan.  1861,  died  18th  Dec.  1905;  William 
James,  merchant,  born  10th  Feb.  1863. 

JAMES  AITKEN,  ord.  5th  Jan.  1856 ; 
trans,  to  St  Luke's  Parish,  Glasgow, 


1856 


19th  June  1862. 


JOHN  ALLAN   STEWART,  born  2nd 

1862  ^an#  1836>  son  °f  James  S.,  min.  of 
Edrachillis :  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Aberdeen ;  ord.  28th  Aug.  1862 ;  died 
unmarr.  at  the  manse  of  Edrachillis,  18th 
Jan.  1864. 

WILLIAM  ROWE,  ord.  21st  July  1864 ; 
iooa     trans,  to  Laurieston,  Glasgow,  17th 

-lob1!       ._. 

Jan.  1867. 

JOHN  RENWICK,  ord.  18th  July  1867  ; 
1867    trans,  to  Garturk  1st  July  1870. 

DAVID  NEIL  IMRIE,  M.A.,  B.D. ;  ord. 
lffro     1st  Dec.  1870  ;  trans,  to  Logie,  Bridge 
of  Allan,  18th  Jan.  1872. 

ROBERT  ZUILLE  GILFILLAN,  ord. 

1872     20t^    ^une    18^2  5    trans,   to   Loch- 
winnoch  26th  June  1873. 

FREDERICK  CHARLES  NIVEN,  born 

1874  4t^  ^ct-  1844'  youngest  son  of  Alex- 
ander N.,  D.D.,  min.  of  Balfron;  edu- 
cated privately  and  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunbarton ;  assistant 
at  Foulden,  Dunoon,  and  Kilmun ;  ord. 
6th  Jan.  1874;  adm.  first  min.  of  the 
parish  1st  April  1874 ;  died  7th  July  1883. 
He  marr.  1876,  Elizabeth  Josephine,  daugh. 
of  Malcolm  M'Laren,  M.D.,  Johnstone  (she 
marr.  (2)  15th  July  1889,  Thomas  Burns, 
L.R.C.P.  &  S.E.),  and  died  13th  Feb. 
1906,  leaving  issue  —  Malcolm  M'Laren, 
Associate  of  Inst,  of  Loco.  Engineers,  born 
24th  Dec.  1876  ;  Susan  Eliza,  born  7th  Jan. 
1880  (marr.  July  1907,  Joseph  Stott,  iron 
merchant,  Leeds) ;  Alexander  M'Laren, 
stockbroker,  lieut.  Argyll  and  Sutherland 
Highlanders,  born  30th  Nov.  1881. 

JAMES  YOUNG,  born  Bothwell,  27th 
1883  "^ec*  1856>  son  of  Thomas  Y.  and 
Isabella  Paton  ;  educated  at  Douglas 
and  Lesmahagow  Parish  Schools  and  Univ. 
of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1879),  B.D.  (1882); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Lanark  in  1882 ;  assist- 


ant here,  and  ord.  5th  Dec.  1883  ;  app.  clerk 
of  Presb.  in  1916.  Marr.  16th  Feb.  1886, 
Janet,  daugh.  of  James  Reid,  and  has  issue 
— Andrew  Gardyne,  M.A.,  lieut.  Argyll  and 
Sutherland  Highlanders,  born  21st  Jan. 
1887,  killed  in  action  13th  Oct.  1917; 
James  Reid,  C.A.,  born  2nd  Dec.  1888 ; 
Agnes  Millar,  born  29th  Feb.  1892.  Publi- 
cation— Contributions  to  Hastings'  Diction- 
ary of  Christ  and  the  Gospels. 

ST  COLUMBA'S  GAELIC 
PARISH  (Q.S.). 

[The  church  was  erected  by  public  sub- 
scription in  1793.  On  31st  May  1834 
the  General  Assembly  granted  a  chapel 
constitution  to  the  district.  The  parish 
was  disjoined  from  the  High  Church  and 
erected  as  a  Gaelic  charge  by  the  Court  of 
Teinds,  6th  July  1874.] 

WILLIAM  SIMSON  [SIMPSON],  ord. 
17g5     missionary  at  Kincardine  and  Creich, 
Ross-shire ;    adm.  26th    Jan.   1795 ; 
trans,  to  Fearn  7th  July  1802. 

^WALTER  BLAIR,  born  1764,  third 
1803  son  °^  J°^n  B.,  farmer,  Drymen; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Dunbarton  30th  March  1790 ; 
ord.  to  Gartmore  Chapel  18th  May  1795  ; 
trans,  and  adm.  3rd  June  1803 ;  died 
unmarr.  2nd  July  1832. 

JOHN  CAMPBELL,  born  Argyllshire, 
1833  1801,  second  son  of  Dugald  O, 
farmer ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Lorn  27th  Nov. 
1828;  elected  21st  Dec.  1832;  ord.  16th 
April  1833.  Joined  the  Free  Church  in 
1843 ;  min.  of  the  Free  Gaelic  Church, 
Paisley,  1843-5;  of  the  Free  Church, 
Tarbert,  Lochfyne,  1845-75;  died  17th 
Sept.  1874.  He  marr.  (1)  1834,  Jane 
Brown,  who  died  12th  Dec.  1844:  (2) 
1860,  Margaret  M'Farlane. 

[The  church  was  vacant  from  1843  to 
1853.] 

EVAN  ROSS,  ord.  1st  April  1853  ;  trans. 
1853    to  Ardersier  15th  Dec.  1853. 


182     ST  COLUMBA'S  GAELIC  PARISH— SOUTH  PARISH     [presb.  of 


NEIL    M'NEIL,  ord.  2nd    May  1854; 
1854    trans,  to  Tobermory  12th  May  1857. 

NEIL  STKACHAN,  ord.  17th  Dec.  1857 ; 
1    7    trans,    to    St    Columba's,    Glasgow 
7th  Feb.  1859. 

JOHN  M'GILCHRIST,  ord.  2nd  June, 
1859    and    dem.    17th    Aug.    1859    [after- 
wards min.  of  Kilarrow,  Islay]. 

LACHLAN  M'NEILL,  third  son  of 
eo  Lachlan  M.,  farmer,  Kilmun ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord.  19th 
April  1860;  dem.  6th  April  1864;  some- 
time missionary  among  the  Scottish  settlers 
on  the  Banda  Oriental  in  the  Republic 
of  Uruguay ;  min.  of  St  John's,  Florencio 
Varela,  Quilmes,  and  Jeppener  Churches, 
Buenos  Aires ;  dem.  1910. — [Dodds'  Records 
of  the  Scottish  Settlers  in  the  River  Plate 
and  their  Churches,  340-6.] 

RANALD     MACALISTER,    ord.    4th 
.QOA     Aug.  1864;  trans,  to  Cromdale  7th 

1864      , ,  °  ' 

May  1869. 

JOHN   SMITH,  ord.   23rd   Dec.   1869; 
1869     trans,  to  Cumlodden  30th  Oct.  1873. 

PATRICK   WILLIAM   MACKENZIE, 
1874     trans,  from  Kilberry,  and  adm.  first 
min.  of  the  parish  26th  Nov.  1874 ; 
trans,  to  Kirkbean  16th  Oct.  1879. 

DONALD     MACKAY,     born     Creich, 

1880  Sutnerlancl>  19tn  Feb.  1829,  son  of 
^Eneas  M.,  tacksman,  and  Jane 
Urquhart ;  educated  at  Parish  School, 
Creich,  and  Univ.  of  St  Andrews ;  school- 
master at  Ullapool,  1848-53 ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Lochcarron  in  1S52 ;  ord.  to 
Stoer,  Sutherland,  1854 ;  res.  1876,  and 
became  min.  of  Gareloch,  Nova  Scotia, 
1876-9;  adm.  31st  March  1880;  dem.  18th 
Oct.  1882  ;  became  min.  of  Metiss,  Quebec, 
1884-6;  adm.  to  Rothesay  Gaelic  Chapel 
in  1888 ;  res.  in  1897  ;  died  9th  Nov.  1910. 
He  marr.  2nd  Feb.  1856,  Catherine  (born 
18th  Sept.  1838),  daugh.  of  Donald  Morri- 
son, farmer,  and  had  issue  —  Alexander 
Ross,  assistant  Professor  of  Engineering, 
Heriot-Watt  College,  Edinburgh,  born  1st 
Dec.  1856,  died  1902;  John  Urquhart, 
chemist  born   3rd   Dec.   1857,  died   1887; 


Annie  Jane,  born  29th  March  1859  (marr. 
1892,  Alexander  Macdonald,  Scourie, 
Sutherland),  died  8th  Dec.  1918;  Mary 
Crawford,  born  26th  June  1860  (marr. 
1892,  John  Patrick,  Chicago,  U.S.A.); 
^Eneas  Donald,  secretary  Y.M.C.A., 
Chicago,  born  10th  March  1862 ;  George 
William,  min.  of  Killin,  born  23rd  Nov. 
1863 ;  Dolina,  born  22nd  Sept.  1865  (marr. 
William  Alexander  Macfarlane,  min.  of 
Dull) ;  Jane  Georgina,  teacher,  Edinburgh, 
born  12th  July  1867;  William  John 
Menzies,  tea-planter,  India,  born  31st  May 
1869 ;  Georgina  Sumner,  born  21st  Oct. 
1872 ;  Hughina  Ann  Chalmers,  born  11th 
July  1876 ;  David  Williamson,  born  21st 
Feb.  1878,  died  1883. 

DAVID  JOHNSTONE,  born  1844,  son 
of  William  J.,  farmer,  and  Flora 
M'Fie ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  ord.  to  Hallin-in-Waternish,  Skye, 
9th  Nov.  1871 ;  trans,  and  adm.  4th  July 
1883  ;  died  11th  May  1903.  He  marr.  24th 
Feb.  1887,  Janet  Kennedy,  and  had  issue — 
William,  born  5th  May  1888 ;  Thomas 
Kennedy,  born  20th  March  1890. 

JOHN  MACNIVEN,  born  29th  Jan. 
1863,  son  of  John  M.  and  Ann 
Campbell ;      educated    at     Hylipol 

School,    Tiree,    and    Univ.    of     Glasgow ; 

licen.  by  Presb.  of  Mull  in  1894 ;  ord.  to 

Bernera,  Presb.  of  Uist,  19th  Sept.  1895 ; 

trans,  and  adm.  21st  Oct.  1903. 


SOUTH  PARISH  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  opened  29th  April  1836. 
On  30th  May  of  that  year  the  General 
Assembly  granted  to  the  district  a  chapel 
constitution.  The  parish  was  disjoined 
from  the  Laigh  Kirk  and  the  Abbey 
Parishes  of  Paisley  by  the  Court  of  Teinds, 
18th  Feb.  1878.] 

ALEXANDER     SALMON,    ord.    19th 
Aug.  1836;  trans,  to  Barrhead  13th 


1908 


1836 


May  1841. 


PETER     HENDERSON,    born     1810, 

eldest  son  of    James   H.,  solicitor, 

Lanarkshire ;     educated     at    Univ. 

of  Glasgow;  ord.  2nd  Dec.   1841.    Joined 


paisley] 


SOUTH  PARISH 


183 


1856 


the  Free  Church  in  1843  ;  min.  of  South 
Free  Church,  Paisley,  1843-4,  of  West 
Pollokshaws  Free  Church,  1844-61  ;  died 
27th  Sept.  1861.  He  marr.  in  1846,  Jessie 
Grieve. 

[The  fabric  was  retained  by  the  Free 
Church  from  1843  to  1856,  when  the  Court 
of  Session  decided  in  favour  of  the  Church 
of  Scotland's  right  of  ownership.] 

JOHN  M'LEAN,  Keen,  by  Presb.  of 
Dunoon  12th  Dec.  1854;  ord.  20th 
Nov.  1856;  dem.  15th  May  1873; 
went  to  U.S.A.  and  died  there  in  Aug.  that 
year.  He  marr.  18th  Jan.  1859,  Elizabeth, 
eldest  daugh.  of  John  Macintosh,  H.M.C.S., 
Auckland,  New  Zealand. 

GEORGE  STRANG  ANDERSON,  ord. 
187s     18th  Dec.   1873;    trans,    to    North 
Parish,  Aberdeen,  21st  March  1877. 

CHARLES  CADELL  MACDONALD, 
trans,  from  New  Rothesay,  and  adm. 
18th  July  1877;  adm.  first  min.  of 
the  parish  6th  March  1878;  trans,  to  St 
Clement's  Parish,  Aberdeen,  11th  Sept.  1879. 

WILLIAM  MUSHAM  METCALFE, 
born  York,  14th  Sept.  1840,  son  of 
John  M.  and  Hannah  Musham ; 
educated  at  St  George's  Wesleyan  School, 
York ;  was  an  assistant  teacher  in  the 
Wesleyan  Training  College,  Westminster, 
after  which  he  came  to  Scotland,  spent 
four  years  in  the  Free  Church  Training 
College,  Glasgow,  and  taught  in  the  West 
End  Academy,  Dundee ;  ord.  min.  of  the 
Congregational  Church,  Ayr,  23rd  Dec. 
1868 ;  adm.  a  licentiate  of  the  Church  of 
Scotland  by  the  General  Assembly  June 
1873 ;  app.  min.  of  Poltalloch  [Tighna- 
bruaich]  Chapel  Nov.  1873 ;  adm.  to  this 
charge  17th  Dec.  1879 ;  D.D.  (St  Andrews 
1892) ;  assessor  to  the  Lord  Rector  of  that 
Univ.  1892-9;  clerk  of  Presb.  1st  July  1908; 
died  8th  Aug.  1916.  He  marr.  1st  June 
1869,  Cecilia  daugh.  of  James  Simpson, 
Dundee,  and  had  issue — William,  born 
21st  June  1870,  M.A.  (Glasgow,  1891), 
B.D.  (Glasgow,  1892),  ord.  by  Presb.  of 
Paisley  14th  May  1902,  sometime  min.  at 
Ficksburg,  Orange  River  Colony,  chaplain 
to  the  Forces,   Plymouth,   1917-19,  author 


1877 


1879 


of  The  Great  Palace  of  Constantinople 
(Paisley,  1893),  Origen  the  Teacher  (Lon- 
don, 1907);  Cecilia,  born  5th  Sept.  1872; 
Hannah,  born  11th  March  1876;  Alice, 
born  4th  Nov.  1878  (marr.  Adam  Nelson, 
min.  of  Tyrie) ;  James  Alexander,  born  12th 
April  1881.  Publications  —  The  Natural 
Truth  of  Christianity  (Paisley,  1880) ;  The 
Reasonableness  of  Christianity  (Paisley, 
1882);  Life  after  Death  (Paisley,  1883); 
Pinkerton's  Lives  of  the  Scottish  Saints 
[revised  and  enlarged],  2  vols.  (Paisley, 
1889);  Ancient  Lives  of  the  Scottish  Saints 
(Paisley,  1895) ;  Scottish  Legends  of  the 
Saints  from  a  unique  MS.  of  the  XIV. 
Century,  3  vols.  [Scot.  Text.  Soc]  (Edin- 
burgh, 1896);  Charters  and  Documents 
relating  to  the  Burgh  of  Paisley,  1163-1665, 
and  Extracts  from  the  Records  of  the  Toivn 
Council,  1594-1626  (Paisley,  1902);  The 
John  Neilson  Institution :  its  First  Fifty 
Years  (Paisley,  1902) ;  The  Legends  of  SS. 
Ninian  and  Machar  in  the  Scottish  Dialect 
of  the  Fourteenth  Century  (Paisley,  1904) ; 
A  History  of  the  County  of  Renfrew  from 
the  Earliest  Times  (Paisley,  1905) ;  A  His- 
tory of  the  Burgh  of  Paisley,  600-1908 
(Paisley,  1909)  ;  Supplementary  Dictionary 
of  the  Scottish  Language  (Paisley,  1910) ; 
Specimens  of  Scottish  Literature,  1325-1835 
(Glasgow,  1913);  The  Lordship  of  Paisley 
Account  Book  (Paisley,  1914) ;  Sermons 
[Preface  by  William  Metcalfe]  (Paisley, 
1916);  The  Poems  of  Robert  Henry  son 
[ed.]  (Paisley,  1917).  He  was  editor  of  The 
Scottish  Revieiv  [Paisley]  from  1882  to  1900. 


1917 


FRANK  HENDERSON,  born  Beith, 
11th  July  1889,  son  of  Henry 
Fotheringham  H.,  D.D.,  min.  of 
Ogilvie  U.F.  Church,  Dundee,  and  Mar- 
garet Grace  Reid;  educated  at  High 
School,  Dundee,  Morrison's  Academy,  Crieff, 
and  Univ.  of  St  Andrews;  M.A.  (1909), 
B.D.  (1913);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  St 
Andrews  in  1913 ;  assistant  at  St  Michael's, 
Dumfries,  and  Holburn,  Aberdeen ;  ord. 
30th  Jan.  1917.  Marr.  10th  Aug.  1917, 
Edith  May,  daugh.  of  David  Sturrock 
Lowson,  M.A.,  and  Anne  Marie  Murison, 
Perth,  and  has  issue — Ruth  Lowson,  born 
4th  Aug.  1918. 


184 


POLLOKSHAWS— RENFREW 


[PRESB.  OF 


POLLOKSHAWS  (Q.S.). 

[The  earliest  church  building  here  was 
called  Auldfield  Chapel.  The  General 
Assembly  granted  a  chapel  constitution 
with  a  definite  district,  29th  May  1837. 
The  parish  was  disjoined  from  Eastwood 
6th  June  1862.  At  Pollokshaws  St  Conal's 
Fair  was  held  annually  in  Sept.] 

ROBERT     ORANGE     BROMFIELD, 
1840     trans-  fr°m  Larkhall  24th  Sept.  1840  ; 
trans,  to  Sprouston  21st  Sept.  1843. 

ALEXANDER  ROBERTSON  WAT- 
SON, born  Lanarkshire,  youngest 
son  of  John  W. ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow;  ord.  min.  of  the  Relief  Church, 
Greenend,  parish  of  Dron,  30th  Jan.  1839  ; 
adm.  min.  of  the  Relief  Church,  Newburgh- 
on-Tay,  18th  May  1842;  res.  15th  April 
1845.  i  Joined  the  Church  of  Scotland  ;  app. 
missionary  here  5th  Nov.  1845 ;  adm.  as 
min.  21st  Jan.  1847  ;  died  24th  Jan.  1849. 


1845 


1849 


1870 


WILLIAM  LAW,  probably  son  of  Alex- 
ander L.,  Linlithgow  ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  United 
Secession  Church  in  1844 ;  suspended  in 
1845;  ord.  27th  Sept.  1849;  dem.  24th 
June  1859. 

GEORGE  TURNBULL,  M.A. ;  ord. 
1st   Dec.    1859  ;   adm.   first  min.   of 

1859  •   i 

the  parish  2nd  July  1862;  trans,  to 
Dailly  23rd  Sept.  1869. 

PHILIP  RODGER,  born  Cupar-Fife, 
13th  March  1839,  eighth  son  of  John 
R.  and  Catherine  Graham  ;  educated 

at  Cupar  Academy  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ; 

B.A.  (1861),  M.A.  (1862);  licen.  by  Presb. 

of  Glasgow  13th  June  1866 ;   assistant  at 

Rothesay  and  St  Enoch's  Parish,  Glasgow ; 

ord.  27th  Jan.  1870;  died  11th  June  1889. 

He  marr.  21st  Nov.  1871,  Joanna  Thomson, 

daugh.  of  William  Taylor. 

SAMUEL       DAVID      M'CONNELL, 

born  Gortnessy,  Londonderry,  31st 
Oct.  1858,  son  of  the  Rev.  William 
J.  M.  and  Jane  Brigham ;  educated  at 
Academical  Institution  (now  Foyle  College), 
Londonderry,  and  Queen's  Univ.,  Ireland  ; 


1888 


1918 


M.A.  (1881),  B.D.  (Edinburgh,  1885);  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Glendermott  6th  May  1884 ; 
assistant  at  Govan  and  St  John's  Parish, 
Edinburgh ;  ord.  (assistant  and  successor) 
16th  May  1888;  died  8th  March  1918. 
He  marr.  2nd  July  1890,  Mary  Violet, 
daugh.  of  Alexander  Cuthbert,  M.D.,  and 
had  issue — William  Alexander  Cuthbert, 
M.A.  (Glasgow),  lieut.  Scottish  Rifles,  born 
29th  Oct.  1894. 

JOHN  MACFARLANE,  born  Helens- 
burgh, 15th  Dec.  1881,  son  of  Alex- 
ander M.  and  Jane  Graham ;  edu- 
cated at  Hutcheson's  Grammar  School 
and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (April  1904), 
B.D.  (April  1907);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  1st  May  1907 ;  assistant  at  St 
Paul's,  Dundee,  and  Paisley  Abbey ;  ord. 
to  Aberdalgie  18th  July  1911 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  10th  Oct.  1918.  Marr.  14th  April 
1914.  Catherine  Anne  Barker,  and  has 
issue  —  Isabella  Russell,  born  9th  April 
1915 ;  John  Alexander,  born  24th  June 
1917. 

RENFREW. 

[The  church  of  Renfrew,  dedicated  to  St 
James,  was  a  prebend  of  Glasgow.  Within 
it  were  chapels  of  St  Ninian,  St  Conal,  St 
Christopher,  St  Thomas  the  Apostle,  and 
St  Thomas  the  Martyr.  Near  the  mill  of 
Renfrew  in  the  parish  stood  a  chapel  of 
St  Mary,  which,  with  its  adjoining  chapel 
lands,  belonged  to  the  Abbey  of  Paisley. 

In  Renfrew  Church  there  is  a  fine 
recessed  mural  monument,  with  recumbent 
figures  of  John,  first  Lord  Ross  of  Halk- 
head,  and  his  first  wife  Marjorie,  daughter 
of  John  Mure  of  Caldwell.  Lord  Ross  died 
about  the  year  1500. 

On  an  island  in  the  Clyde,  within  this 
parish  and  close  to  the  town  of  Renfrew, 
Walter,  first  High  Steward,  founded  in  1163 
the  Cluniac  priory  of  Renfrew,  dedicated  to 
St  Mary  and  St  James.  In  1169,  however, 
the  High  Steward  removed  this  foundation 
to  the  new  monastery  which  he  then  erected 
at  Paisley.  From  that  year  the  Abbey  of 
Paisley  owned  various  lands  in  this  parish 
which  had  belonged  to  the  priory  of 
Renfrew.    On  these  properties  we  still  find 


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such  names  as  the  Abbot's  Inch  and  the 
Monks'  Dyke.  In  1861  Kenfrew  Church 
was  enlarged  and  in  great  part  rebuilt.] 

ANDREW  HAY  of  Renfield,  son  of 
1560  William  H.  fourth  of  Talla,  Tweeds- 
muir,  and  Janet  Spottiswood,  was 
prebendary  of  Renfrew  in  1556,  rector  and 
parson  10th  July  1558;  joined  the  Re- 
formers in  1559 ;  was  Commissary  of 
Hamilton  and  Dalserf  in  1564.  He  was 
accused  of  being  concerned  in  the  murder 
of  David  Riccio  9th  March  1566,  and  was 
confined  in  free  ward  within  the  burgh  of 
Dunbar  and  two  miles  around  in  July  1566, 
but  was  released  by  Queen  Mary  29th  Jan. 
1567.  He  was  a  member  of  thirty-four  of 
the  forty  Reformed  General  Assemblies 
held  before  Aug.  1590,  and  was  Moderator 
of  those  of  March  1573  and  Oct.  1580; 
was  elected  Dean  of  the  Chapter  of 
Glasgow  Jan.  1571,  and  a  Commissioner 
for  Clydesdale,  Renfrew,  and  Lennox 
1569-88.  In  1574  Govan  and  Inchinnan 
were  also  in  his  charge.  He  was  rector 
of  Glasgow  Univ.  1569-86 ;  was  app.  by 
Privy  Council  6th  March  1589  a  commis- 
sioner for  the  maintenance  and  defence  of 
the  true  religion  in  Clydesdale,  and  died 
in  1593.  He  marr.  Janet  Wallace  of  the 
Craigie  family,  and  had  issue — John,  min. 
of  this  parish ;  Theodore,  D.D.,  min.  of 
Peebles ;  David,  commissary-clerk  of  Glas- 
gow, died  Jan.  1616 ;  Andrew,  min.  of 
Erskine  ;  Archibald  ;  Susannah  (marr.  1588, 
Archibald  Gibson) ;  Jean. — [Beg.  Assig. ; 
Family  of  Bimie  of  Broomhill ;  Calder- 
wood's  Hist,  [see  General  Index  there, 
p.  70] ;  Nisbet's  Heraldry,  ii. ;  Coutts' 
Hist,  of  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  Pitcairn's 
Criminal  Trials,  i.,  486 ;  Metcalfe's  Hist, 
of  Benfrew,  221 ;  F.  C.  Beg.,  vii.,  580.] 

JOHN  HAY  of  Renfield,  born  1566, 
1593  eldest  son  of  preceding  ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1582) ;  ord. 
to  Mearns  in  1588  ;  trans,  and  adm.  to  this 
charge  in  1593  ;  rector  of  Univ.  of  Glasgow 
1594-6,  1599,  1600,  1603-11,  and  1613 ;  was 
named  by  Privy  Council  on  12th  Dec.  1605 
constant  Moderator  of  Presb.,  the  members 
of  which  were  charged  to  receive  him  as 
such  under  pain  of  rebellion ;  died   Dec. 


1627.  He  marr.  (1)  Margaret  (died  Oct. 
1601),  daugh.  of  Claud  Hamilton  of  Cochno 
and  Margaret  Beaton,  and  had  issue — John, 
min.  of  this  parish ;  Andrew  of  Inchnoch, 
M.A. ;  William  :  (2)  cont.,  6th  Aug.  1602, 
Agnes,  eldest  daugh.  of  John  Somerville  of 
Tarbrax  (she  survived  him,  and  marr.  (2) 
Matthew  Wallace  of  Dundonald),  and  had 
issue — George ;  Janet  (marr.  cont.,  6th 
April  1625,  William  Noble,  younger  of 
Ardardan);  Jean  (marr.  cont.,  14th  Oct. 
1629,  James,  eldest  son  of  Matthew  Wallace 
of  Dundonald);  Margaret.—  [Beg.  Assig.; 
Hamilton  Tests. ;  Inq.  Bet.  Gen.,  1399 ; 
Nisbet's  Heraldry,  ii.,  132 ;  Calderwood's 
Hist.,  vi.,  161,  617 ;  vii.,  59,  106 ;  Beg.  of 
Deeds,  cci.,  294;  ccclv.,  8th  Feb.  1644; 
ccccxciv.,  20th  July  1636 ;  ccccvii.,  23rd 
June  1628 ;  ccccliv.,  75 ;  Ex.  inform.  Charles 
Cleland  Harvey.] 

JOHN  HAY  of  Renfield  and  Inchnoch, 
1628  Dorn  1597,  son  of  preceding;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A. 
(1613) ;  on  the  Exercise  there  28th  June 
1615 ;  had  testimonial  for  ord.  to  Killellan 
11th  Sept.  1616;  trans,  to  Paisley  First 
Charge  21st  May  1627  ;  trans,  and  adm. 
to  this  charge  28th  April  1628  ;  member  of 
Commission  for  Church  Discipline  21st  Oct. 
1634;  rector  of  Glasgow  Univ.  1640-2; 
dep.  after  1st  June  1649  nominally  on  a 
charge  of  "drunkenness,"  but  really  on 
account  of  Episcopal  tendencies.  He 
became  a  preacher  at  Donegal  in  Ireland ; 
had  £100  sterling  allowed  him  by  Parlia- 
ment 12th  July  1661  from  vacant  stipends 
in  Presbs.  of  Hamilton,  Ayr,  and  Irvine, 
on  account  of  his  sufferings ;  was  readm. 
before  29th  Oct.  1663;  died  after  13th  Aug. 
1668.  He  marr.  Agnes,  daugh.  of  David 
Forsyth  of  Dykes  and  Inchnoch,  and  had 
issue  —  Andrew  of  Inchnoch  ;  Elizabeth 
(marr.  Patrick  Simson,  min.  of  this  parish). 
— [Hamilton  Tests. ;  Wodrow's  Anal. ; 
Maitland  Miscell.,  ii. ;  Nisbet's  Heraldry, 
ii.,  132  ;  G.  B.  Inhib.,  26th  Feb.  1622.] 

JOHN  MAULD  [MAULE],  born  1629, 

third  son  of  Henry  M.  of  Melgund ; 

M.A.  (Glasgow,  6th  May  1649) ;  ord. 

23rd  Jan.  1650;  died  unmarr.  29th  April 

1653.— [Fife  Inhib.,  7th  Feb.  1651.] 


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1653 


PATRICK  SIMSON,  born  2nd  Oct. 
1628,  son  of  Adam  S.,  min.  of  New 
Abbey ;  educated  under  his  cousin, 
George  Gillespie,  min.  of  St  Giles',  Edin- 
burgh, and  was  four  years  tutor  in  the 
family  of  Archibald,  Marquess  of  Argyll ; 
ord.  11th  Nov.  1653;  deprived  by  Act  of 
Parliament  11th  June,  and  Decreet  of  the 
Privy  Council  1st  Oct.  1662 ;  was  granted 
an  indulgence  at  Kilmalcolm  in  1672.  In 
Nov.  1678  he  was  cited  before  the  Privy 
Council  for  holding  conventicles  out  of 
the  parish  to  which  he  had  been  confined, 
and  not  compearing,  was  denounced  a 
rebel.  He  returned  at  the  Toleration  ;  was 
at  the  meeting  of  Synod  30th  Aug.  1687, 
and  was  restored  by  Act  of  Parliament  25th 
April  1690.  He  became  Dean  of  Faculty  in 
the  Univ.  of  Glasgow  11th  Dec.  that  year, 
and  was  re-elected  annually  till  1696; 
Moderator  of  the  General  Assembly  20th 
Dec.  1695;  died  Father  of  the  Church 
24th  Oct.  1715.  Wodrow  speaks  of  him  as 
the  "  last  of  the  antediluvian  Presbyterian 
ministers  in  this  church.  I  never  knew  one 
more  pleasant  and  profitable  in  conversa- 
tion and  of  a  sweeter  temper.  He  had  one 
of  the  clearest  judgments,  and  the  most 
exact  and  tenacious  memory  that  I  ever 
knew.  He  was  the  most  digested  and 
distinct  master  of  the  Scriptures  that  I 
ever  met  with."  He  marr.  (1)  30th  Aug. 
1654,  Elizabeth  (died  31st  March  1662), 
daugh.  of  John  Hay,  min.  of  this  parish, 
and  had  issue— Sarah,  born  1655,  died  26th 
Nov.  that  year;  George,  born  19th  Sept. 
1657,  died  8th  Aug.  16—;  Patrick,  born 
April  1659,  died  in  West  Indies  1688; 
Agnes,  born  25th  March  1662  (marr.  John 
Simson  of  Kirktonhall,  West  Kilbride, 
merchant,  Glasgow)  [of  this  marriage 
there  were  seventeen  sons  and  no  daughs. ; 
one  of  the  sons  was  Robert  Simson,  Pro- 
fessor of  Mathematics  in  Univ.  of  Glasgow, 
translator  of  Euclid] ;  Elizabeth  (twin), 
born  25th  March,  died  16th  June  1662  : 
(2)  30th  June  1664,  Janet  (died  19th  Sept. 
1714,  aged  79),  daugh.  of  James  Peadie, 
merchant,  Glasgow,  and  widow  of  Robert 
Cullen,  merchant,  Glasgow,  and  had  issue- 
James,  born  26th  May  1665,  died  18th  Oct. 
1667 ;  John,  Professor  of  Divinity,  Glasgow 


Univ.  (q.v.) ;  Margaret,  born  27th  April 
1669  (marr.  James  Montgomerie),  buried 
8th  Nov.  1758 ;  Matthew,  min.  of  Pencait- 
land ;  Anna,  born  8th  May  1674  (marr. 
John  Paisley,  min.  of  Lochwinnoch) ;  a  son, 
still-born  11th  Feb.  1677;  Mary,  born  13th 
June  1679.  Publications — Letter  in  Answer 
to  Hackston's  Ghost ;  The  Larger  Reply ; 
Spiritual  Songs  or  Holy  Poems,  a  Garden 
of  True  Delight,  in  6  books  (Edinburgh, 
1685-6).— [MS.  Genealogy;  Glasg.  Tests.; 
Pettigrew's  Extracts ;  Wodrow's  Hist,,  iii., 
5.  61 ;  Julian's  Diet,  of  Hymnology,  p.  1058 ; 
The  Simsons,  19-27.] 

1663    JOHN  HAY  [see  above]. 

ROBERT    DOUGLAS,    M.A. ;     trans. 
-  from  Bothwell ;  pres.  by  Charles  II., 

and  inst.  15th  March  1669  ;  trans,  to 
Hamilton  after  19th  May  1675. 

ROBERT  YOUNG,  second  son  of  John 
1&J5  Y.  (descended  from  the  Leny  family) ; 
M.A.  (Glasgow  1657) ;  passed  trials 
before  the  Presb.  of  Greenock,  and  had  a 
certificate  for  ordination  12th  Nov.  1663; 
adm.  to  Erskine  before  31st  March  1664 ; 
trans,  and  adm.  8th  Sept.  1675 ;  died  after 
7th  April  1680.  He  marr.  Agnes  Campbell, 
widow  of  Robert  Freeland  of  that  ilk,  who 
died  s.p.  before  Martinmas  1697. — [Inq.  Bet. 
Gen.,  5983 ;  M'Ure's  Glasgow ;  G.  R.  Lnhib., 
18th  Sept.  1679.] 

FRANCIS  ROSS,  second  son  of  Alex- 
.  ander  R.  of   Tullienaught ;    was    a 

preacher  in  Aberdeenshire  5th  Dec. 
1675 ;  inst.  to  this  charge  July  1683 ;  the 
people  attempted  to  out  him  in  1688,  but 
he  remained  until  deprived  by  Act  of 
Parliament  25th  April  1690  restoring  the 
Presbyterian  mins.  He  opened  a  meeting- 
house at  Stonehaven,  Dunnottar,  where  he 
conducted  services  from  24th  Aug.  1709  to 
21st  April  1714.  The  date  of  his  death  is 
unknown.  He  marr.,  cont.  9th  Sept.  1686, 
Mary,  daugh.  of  John  Keith,  D.D.,  min.  of 
Old  Machar,  and  had  issue  —  Alexander, 
M.D.,  Aberdeen. — [Fordoun  Presb.  Reg. ; 
Banchory -Ternan  Sess.  Reg.] 

PATRICK    SIMSON,   above    men- 
1687    tioned. 


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NEIL  CAMPBELL,  trans,  from  Ros- 
171_  neath  ;  pres.  by  George  I.  15th  Nov. 
1715 ;  called  26th  April,  trans,  and 
adm.  18th  July  1716;  dem.  on  appointment 
as  Principal  of  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow  17th 
Jan.  1728  (g.v.). 

ROBERT  PATOUN  [PATON],  born 
17„  1690,  eldest  son  of  Robert  P.,  min. 
of  Dumfries ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (11th  May  1710);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Dunbar  12th  July  1721 ;  ord.  to 
Second  Charge,  Haddington,  18th  Jan. 
1722  ;  pres.  by  George  II.  29th  Sept.  1730  ; 
trans,  and  adm.  21st  Jan.  1731 ;  was  an 
unsuccessful  candidate  for  the  office  of  Clerk 
to  the  General  Assembly  in  1746  ;  Moderator 
of  Assembly  10th  May  1750 ;  was  com- 
missioner in  a  scheme  for  augmenting  the 
stipends  of  the  clergy,  and  received  thanks 
of  Assembly  18th  May  1752  ;  died  1st  April 
1768.  He  marr.  16th  Aug.  1722,  Cecilia 
(died  23rd  March  1777),  daugh.  of  Archi- 
bald Hamilton,  min.  of  Cambuslang,  and 
had  issue  —  William,  librarian,  Glasgow 
Univ. ;  Janet,  born  1732.  Publication — 
The  Main  Duty  of  Bishops,  a  sermon 
(Edinburgh,  1739).— [Acts  of  Ass.,  1750-2 ; 
Carlyle's  Autob.,  85 ;  Morren's  Ann.,  i.,  86, 
167,  324 ;  Tombst.] 

COLIN  CAMPBELL,  born  16th  July 
17  1718,  third  son  of  Neil  C,  above 
mentioned;  I  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow ; 
ord.  to  Eaglesham  25th  June  1741;  trans, 
to  Kilmaronock  10th  Dec.  1761;  pres.  by 
George  III.  20th  Sept.  1768;  trans,  and 
adm.  20th  April  1769;  died  24th  Nov. 
1788.  He  marr.  20th  Dec.  1749,  Elizabeth 
(died  Aug.  1786,  aged  56),  daugh.  of  John 
Montgomerie,  min.  of  Stewarton,  and  had 
issue  —  Christian,  born  29th  May  1752 
(marr.  Daniel  Clark,  merchant,  Glasgow) ; 
John,  captain  72nd  Foot,  born  24th  Feb. 
1755. — [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Scots  Mag.,  xli. ; 
Tombst.] 

'  THOMAS  BURNS,  born  Carmyle,  eldest 
17  son  of  William  B. ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Paisley  29th  July  1777 ;  ord.  (assistant)  at 
Clackmannan    2nd    Nov.    1778  ;    adm.    to 


Inchinnan  23rd  March  1787;  pres.  by 
George  III.  9th  May  1789  ;  trans,  and  adm. 
5th  Aug.  1790;  died  21st  May  1830.  He 
marr.  12th  Nov.  1787,  Mary  (died  22nd 
March  1818),  daugh.  of  John  Glen,  min.  of 
Forgandenny,  and  had  issue — Eliza,  born 
1790  (marr.  26th  Jan.  1807,  James  Liddell, 
Petrograd) ;  William,  merchant,  Petrograd, 
born  15th  Jan.  1793 ;  Jane,  born  6th  Jan. 
1795  (marr.  31st  Aug.  1812,  General  Henry 
Thomson,  H.E.I.C.S.) ;  Mary  (twin),  born 
6th  Jan.  1795  (marr.  18th  June  1816, 
William  Robertson,  writer,  Glasgow).  Pub- 
lications— Four  Sermons  (Glasgow,  1799- 
1803) ;  Accounts  of  Inchinnan  and  Renfrew 
(Sinclair's  Stat.  Ace,  ii.,  iii.). 

DUNCAN  MACFARLANE,  born 
1830  Renton,  1793,  eldest  son  of  Duncan 
M.,  farmer,  Cardross ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord.  to  Anderston 
Chapel-of-Ease,  Glasgow,  25th  Jan.  1827 ; 
trans,  and  adm.  30th  Nov.  1830.  Joined 
the  Free  Church  in  1843  ;  min.  of  the  Free 
Church,  Renfrew,  1844-53;  D.D.  (Union 
College,  Schenectady,  U.S.A.,  1844);  died 
unmarr.,  30th  April  1853.  Publications — 
A  Treatise  on  the  Authority,  Ends,  and 
Observance  of  the  Christian  Sabbath 
(Glasgow,  1832);  "Introductory  Memoir ;' 
(Letters  of  Martha  Muir)  (Glasgow,  1833) ; 
The  Duty  of  Prayer,  a  sermon  (Glasgow, 
1835) ;  The  Right  Appointment  of  Ministers 
and  other  Office-Bearers  in  the  Church 
(Glasgow,  1840);  Raihvay  Travelling  on 
the  Lord's  Day  Lndefensible  (Glasgow, 
1841);  "The  History  and  Arrangement  of 
the  Shorter  Catechism  "  (Paterson's  System 
of  Theology)  (Edinburgh,  1841);  The  Re- 
vivals of  the  Eighteenth  Century,  2)articu- 
larly  of  Cambuslang  (Edinburgh,  1844) ; 
Bible  Temperance  and  Present  Duty  (Edin- 
burgh, 1847);  Tracts  [1,  2,  4-7]  on  the 
Romish  Controversy  (Paisley,  1852).  — 
[Tombst.] 

JAMES  GRAY  WOOD,  born  7th  Dec. 
1843  1807,  son  of  Charles  W.,  min.  of 
Wiston  and  Roberton ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  ord.  to  East  Strath- 
aven  22nd  Aug.  1839  ;  trans,  to  Gartsherrie 
11th  Nov.  1841  ;  trans,  and  adm.  21st  Sept. 
1843 ;  dep.  9th  June  1850  ;  died  in  Jan.  1869. 


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[PRESB.  OF 


He  marr.  (1)  6th  April  1842,  Mary  (died 
22nd  March  1844),  daugh.  of  John  Gray, 
George  Square,  Edinburgh,  and  had  issue 
—Charles,  born  9th  March  1843,  died  26th 
Jan.  1844 ;  Charles,  born  25th  Feb.  1844 : 
(2)  6th  Oct.  1846,  Jessie  (died  8th  Aug. 
1882),  daugh.  of  James  Hamilton  of  Spring- 
hill,  Douglas. 

GEORGE    ALEXANDER,  trans,  from 
1850     ^isnaw?  and  adm.  26th  Dec.  1850 ; 
trans,  to  First  Charge,  Stirling,  10th 
March  1858. 

ROBERT  STEPHEN,  born  Fraserburgh, 
1858  13th  Sept.  1835,  son  of  David  S., 
captain  of  the  Anna  Mary;  edu- 
cated at  Marischal  College,  Aberdeen ; 
M.A.  (1848);  sometime  tutor  to  Charles, 
11th  Marquess  of  Huntly ;  assistant  at 
Alloa  and  at  the  Barony  and  St  Enoch's 
Parishes,  Glasgow;  ord.  26th  Aug.  1858; 
died  unmarr.,  22nd  Nov.  1897.  Publica- 
tion— Divine  and  Human  Influence,  a 
series  of  sermons,  vol.  i.  (Paisley,  1897) ; 
vol.  ii.  [Memoir]  (Paisley,  1898). 

GEORGE  ANDERSON,  born  Glasgow, 
6th  Dec.  1856,  son  of  George  A.  and 
Benjamina  Budge  ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1881),  B.D.  (1884); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow ;  assistant  at 
Galashiels ;  ord.  to  Bothkennar  13th  June 
1885 ;  trans,  to  St  Vincent's  Parish,  Glas- 
gow, 10th  Nov.  1892 ;  trans,  and  adm.  9th 
June  1898  ;  lecturer  on  Pastoral  Theology  at 
the  Scottish  Univs.,  1910-11 ;  Convener  of 
the  Jewish  Mission  Committee,  1911-16; 
D.D.  (Glasgow  1912);  died  unmarr.,  13th 
Feb.  1916.  Publications— Edited  Historical 
Sketch  of  Glasgoiv  University  Oriental 
Society  (Glasgow,  1901);  Transactions  of 
said  Society  (Glasgow,  1901-7);  The 
Scottish  Pastor:  A  Manual  of  Pastoral 
Theology  (Edinburgh,  1911).— [Life  and 
Work,  April  1916.] 

DAVID  YOUNG,  born  Strathaven,  11th 
1916  March  1871,  son  of  David  Y., 
farmer,  and  Marion  Young ;  edu- 
cated at  Crosshill  School,  Strathaven, 
Hamilton  Academy,  and  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow; M.A.  (1892),  B.D.  (1894);  licen.  by 
Presb.    of    Hamilton    in    1894 ;    assistant 


at  Dulnain  Bridge  (Inverallan),  Palace 
Colliery  Mission  (Bothwell),  St  Columba's, 
Church  of  Scotland  (London),  and  West 
Parish  (Greenock) ;  ord.  to  Knoxland, 
Dunbarton,  27th  March  1902;  trans,  to 
Inverallan  26th  July  1907 ;  trans,  and 
adm.  7th  Sept.  1916.  Marr.  1st  June 
1904,  Minnie  d'Esterre  Roberts,  daugh.  of 
Donald  MacLeod,  D.D.,  min.  of  St 
Columba's  (Church  of  Scotland),  London, 
and  has  issue — David  Patrick  MacLeod, 
born  17th  March  1905;  Minnie  Aileen 
d'Esterre,  born  7th  Nov.  1906;  Marion 
Norma,  born  19th  June  1908 ;  Donald 
MacLeod  (twin),  born  19th  June,  and 
died  4th  Nov.  1908. 


SHAWLANDS  (Q.S.). 

[The  church  was  built  in  1889.  The 
parish  was  disjoined  from  Eastwood  by 
the  Court  of  Teinds,  18th  March  1901.] 

HUGH  WILSON,  M.A. ;  ord.  29th  Jan. 
1880     1880;  trans,  to  Bellshill  4th  April 

1882. 

JOHN    SLOAN,    born    Glasgow,    24th 

1882  ^une  1851j  son  °f  David  S.  and 
Agnes  Dennistoun  Rankin ;  edu- 
cated at  Glasgow  Academy  and  Univs.  of 
Glasgow  and  Edinburgh;.  M.A.  (1873); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  April  1878 ; 
assistant  at  Govan  and  Park  Parish ;  ord. 
to  Presbyterian  Church,  Rangoon,  Burmah, 
1878  ;  adm.  here  1st  Sept.  1882  ;  adm.  first 
min.  of  the  parish  20th  March  1901 ;  died 
5th  Aug.  1912.  He  marr.  13th  Aug.  1890, 
Alice  Jane,  daugh.  of  Thomas  Brigg  Lay- 
cock,  Aireworth  House,  Keighley,  Yorks, 
and  had  issue — Oswald  Tennant,  2nd  lieut. 
Scottish  Rifles,  attached  R.A.F.,  born  9th 
June  1891 ;  Alic.e  Cruden,  born  17th  May 
1893;  Jessie  Dennistoun,  born  30th  April 
1895;  Mary  Victoria,  born  19th  March 
1897 ;  Hilda  Laycock,  born  11th  Sept. 
1900;  John  Edward,  born  1st  Nov.  1902, 
died  young. 

JAMES    EDWARD  HOUSTON,  born 

1913     Partick'    5tn    Feb.     1861,    son    of 
Robert  H.  and  Janet  Edward ;  edu- 
cated at  Partick  Academy  and  Univ.  of 


paisley] 


SHAWLANDS— THORNLIEBANK 


189 


Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1879),  B.D.  (1882) ;  Keen, 
by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  13th  June  1882; 
assistant  at  Bridgeton  and  Partick ;  ord. 
to  St  Clement's  Parish,  Dundee,  29th  April 
1885  ;  trans,  to  Cambuslang  27th  Dec.  1892  ; 
trans,  to  Buccleuch  Parish,  Edinburgh,  15th 
Jan.  1908  j  trans,  and  adm.  19th  Feb.  1913. 
Marr.  13th  June  1893,  Effie  Terras,  daugh. 
of  John  Yule.  Publications — How  can  I 
be  Saved  ?  (Edinburgh,  n.d.) ;  Why  go  to 
Church  ?  (Edinburgh,  n.d.). 


THORNLIEBANK  (Q.S.). 

[The  parish  was  disjoined  from  Eastwood 
by  the  Court  of  Teinds,  7th  March  1892.] 


1890 


JOHN  CHAKLESON,  born  Inverness, 
7th  Sept.  1862,  son  of  Kenneth  C. 
and  Margaret  Forbes,  and  brother 
of  Charles  Forbes  C,  min.  of  Kirkconnel ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  M.A. 
(1884),  B.D.   (1888);    licen.   by   Presb.  of 


Paisley ;  ord.  5th  Sept.  1890 ;  adm.  first 
min.  of  the  parish  8th  March  1892. 
Joined  the  Church  of  Rome,  when  the 
Presb.  declared  him  to  hold  "no  longer 
the  office  of  the  holy  ministry,  and  that 
he  is  disqualified  and  discharged  from 
exercising  the  functions  of  the  same  or 
any  part  thereof,"  30th  Oct.  1901.  He 
was  ord.  priest  at  Kirkintilloch  in  1904 ; 
afterwards  at  Croy  and  Rome.  Publica- 
tion—  Why  I  left  the  Church  of  Scotland 
(1901.) 

ROBERT  HARVIE  SMITH,  born 
1902  Paisley>  23rd  Marcn  1863,  son  of 
James  S.  and  Margaret  Lang;  edu- 
cated at  Paisley  South  Public  School  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  as  a  certificated  teacher 
sometime  assistant  master  in  Glasgow  Board 
Schools  ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley  in  1894  ; 
assistant  at  New  Kilpatrick  and  St  An- 
drew's Parish,  Glasgow;  ord.  23rd  April 
1902.  Marr.  24th  June  1903,  Margaret 
MacCallum,  daugh.  of  John  M'Gechan. 


PRESBYTERY   OF   GREENOCK 

[This  Court  was  erected  by  the  General  Assembly  31st  May  1834 ;  all  its  parishes 
were  taken  from  the  Presbytery  of  Paisley  except  Largs  and  Cumbrae,  taken  from  that 
of  Irvine.    The  Presbytery  Records  begin  8th  July  1834.] 


CUMBRAE. 

[This  parish  was  disjoined  from  Largs  at 
an  early  time.  Its  church  at  the  Kirktoun 
of  Cumbrae  belonged  to  the  Abbey  of 
Paisley.  In  1837  the  parish  church  was 
transferred  to  a  new  site  less  than  a  mile 
from  the  Kirktoun.  There  were  of  old  two 
chapels  in  the  parish,  St  Columba's  on 
Meikle  Cumbrae,  and  on  Little  Cumbrae, 
Seibeal  Bheidh,  dedicated  to  St  Bey.  A 
fair  used  to  be  held  on  Meikle  Cumbrae  in 
honour  of  St  Brioch.] 

THOMAS  MOORE,  M.A.  (Glasgow, 
1601) ;  mentioned  as  min.  15th  July 
1623;  dep.  in  1639  for  drunkenness 

and  other  misdemeanours. — [Glasg.  Comm. 

Deeds ;    Collect   de   Reb.  Alban ;    Baillie's 

Lett. ;  Stevenson's  Hist.] 


1623 


1642 


ROBERT  AIRD,  M.A. ;  trans,  from 
Stranraer,  and  adm.  before  April 
1642 ;  trans,  to  Lochwinnoch  in 
1666,  as  "his  provision  was  so  small  that 
he  was  not  able  to  maintain  his  family." 

ALEXANDER  SANGSTER,  M.A. ;  ord. 

1668     afteF     23r(i     ^6pt"     lQ68>     trans>     t0 

Kirkpatrick-Durham  in  1676. 

[ARCHIBALD     PORTEOUS,     M.A. ; 

,__     min.   of   Covington;    said    to    have 

been  adm.  here  as  an  indulged  min. 

along  with  John  Rae,  min.  of  Symington, 

Lanarkshire,  3rd  Sept.   1672,  but  this  is 

doubtful.] 

190 


ALEXANDER  MUSHET,  M.A. ;  adm. 
about  1679  ;  still  min.  4th  May  1682  ; 
min.  of  Dreghorn  before  26th  Dec. 
1685. 


1679 


PATRICK  ROBERTSON,  M.A. ;  min. 

1682  in  1682 ;   trans,  to  Edrom  after  5th 
June  that  year. 

JAMES  STEWART,  M.A. ;  min.  about 

1683  1^83 »  trans-  *°  Dreghorn  before  30th 
Aug.  1687. 

ALEXANDER  SOMERS,  a  native  of 

1687  Forfarshire  ;  sometime  schoolmaster 
of    Inverkip ;    licen.    by    Presb.    of 

Paisley  after  24th  Oct.  1667.  It  was 
reported  to  the  Privy  Council  on  4th 
May  1681  that  he  "haunts  in  the  isle 
of  Combray,  being  formerly  an  orthodox 
preacher,  but  now  turned  vagrant  and 
apostatised,  and  debauches  the  country," 
and  orders  were  given  to  proceed  against 
him.  After  the  Toleration  he  was  present 
at  the  Synod  30th  Aug.  1687,  and  at  the 
Presb.  of  Irvine  on  1st  Nov. ;  adm.  here 
after  30th  Aug.  1687;  died  23rd  May 
1703. —  [Paisley  Presb.  Peg. ;  Maitland 
Miscell.,  iv.] 

JOHN  SMITH,  min.  about  1688;  de- 

1688  Prived  by  the  Privy  Council,   19th 
Sept.    1689,    for    not    praying    for 

William  and  Mary  but  for  James  VII.,  and 
for  saying  "  that  our  rulers  are  as  Sodom, 
and  our  judges  as  Gomorrah." 


PKESB.  OF  GREENOCK] 


CUMBRAE 


191 


ALLAN  NASMYTH,  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
1703  Dunbarton  4th  July  1699 ;  ord.  in 
1703  ;  died  before  10th  Dec.  1717. 
He  marr.  Susan  (died  19th  June  1751), 
daugh.  of  George  Munro,  clerk  of  the 
Bailiary  of  Cunningham. 

JOHN  PICKEN,  educated  at  Univ.  of 
1720    Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glas- 
gow 4th  Feb.  1719  ;  was  schoolmaster 
at  Stewarton;  ord.  5th  May  1720;  died 
before  12th  March  1729. 

ALEXANDER  SMITH  of  Evelaw,  a 
i7so  native  °f  Berwickshire ;  M.A.  (Edin- 
burgh, 13th  Dec.  1720);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Earlston  18th  July  1727;  tutor 
at  Blair  House,  Perthshire ;  called  15th 
June,  and  ord.  2nd  Sept.  1730 ;  dem.  19th 
June  1759.  He  succeeded  his  brother 
Archibald  in  the  estate  of  Evelaw,  parish 
of  Westruther  ;  died  unmarr.  at  Lauder, 
23rd  Feb.  1774,  aged  75.—  [Lauder  Tests.; 
TombsL] 

WILLIAM  LINDSAY,  M.A. ;  pres.  by 

1760    J°nn>  -Earl    of    Glasgow,   6th    Dec. 

1759  ;   ord.   13th   May   1760 ;   trans. 

to  Second  Charge,  Kilmarnock,  12th  July 

1764. 

GORDON  STEWART,  pres.  by  John, 
1765     Earl   of  Glasgow,    16th   Oct.   1764; 
ord.    18th    April    1765 ;    trans,    to 
Bonhill  21st  April  1768. 

HENRY  GRAHAM,  son  of  William  G., 
176_  Kilmadock,  Perthshire  ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Inveraray  22nd  April  1752  ;  assistant  at 
Irvine ;  pres.  by  John,  Earl  of  Glasgow, 
18th  May,  and  ord.  20th  Sept.  1768 ;  died 
29th  Nov.  1798.  He  marr.  10th  May  1769, 
Jean  (died  24th  July  1805,  aged  57),  daugh. 
of  William  Cuninghame  of  Monkton  Hill, 
and  had  issue — Margaret,  born  21st  Feb. 
1770  ;  Christian,  born  31st  May  1772,  died 
23rd  Feb.  1773;  William,  born  28th  May 
1774  ;  James,  born  3rd  Oct.  1775  ;  Henry, 
born  18th  June  1780;  Robert,  born  4th 
Oct.  1782;  John,  colonel  H.E.I.C.S.,  born 
13th  Feb.  1787.— [T&mbst.] 


JAMES  ADAM,  born  1748,  eldest  son  of 
1799  William  A.,  farmer,  Clouse,  parish 
of  Campsie,  and  Janet  Maitland ; 
M.A.  (King's  College,  Aberdeen,  1769); 
tutor  in  the  family  of  Campbell  of  Craig- 
nish ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  1st  July 
1778 ;  assistant  at  Kilbirnie,  1783-91  ; 
became  a  bookseller  in  Glasgow,  but  re- 
turned to  the  ministry  and  was  assistant 
at  Kirkoswald  in  1795 ;  pres.  by  George, 
Earl  of  Glasgow,  and  ord.  13th  Aug.  1799  ; 
died  unmarr.  25th  June  1831.  "He  was 
of  a  shy,  retiring  disposition,  and  possessed 
great  medical  skill."  In  an  intercessory 
prayer  he  prayed  for  "  the  Big  Cumbrae, 
the  Wee  Cumbrae,  and  the  adjacent  islands 
of  Great  Britain  and  Ireland."  In  his  life- 
time he  gave  to  the  Presb.  of  Irvine  £250 
for  behoof  of  the  widows  of  mins.  in  that 
Presb.  He  bequeathed  £45  for  the  educa- 
tion of  poor  children  in  his  parish,  and 
founded  the  James  Adam  Bursaries  in  the 
Univ.  of  Glasgow. 

JAMES    DRUMMOND,  born    Paisley, 

1829      27tl1   ^eb-   1779'   fourtla  son  of  Jonn 

D. ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow :. 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Paisley  3rd  Feb.  1819 ; 
assistant  to  preceding  min.,  1819-28 ;  pres. 
by  George,  Earl  of  Glasgow  ;  ord.  (assistant 
and  successor)  30th  April  1829.  Joined  the 
Free  Church  in  1843  ;  min.  of  the  Free 
Church,  Cumbrae,  1843-62 ;  died  unmarr. 
31st  Jan.  1862.  Publication — Account  of 
the  Parish  {New  Stat.  Ace,  v.). 

ALEXANDER  MARSHALL,  born  1820, 
1843  tnird  son  °f  James  M.,  merchant ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  ord. 
21st  Sept.  1843;  died  at  Glasgow  3rd 
March  1866.  He  marr.  20th  June  1854, 
Mary  Jessie  Begg,  died  29th  March  1905, 
and  had  issue — Janet  Henry  Frew,  born 
21st  Oct.  1855. 

JAMES  SIMPSON  MACNAB,  born 
1867  G:lasoowJ  eldest  son  of  James  M. ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow ;  ord.  26th 
July  1867;  died  22nd  Dec.  1888.  He 
marr.  20th  Nov.  1867,  Jemima  Sarah 
Henderson  Semple,  who  died  2nd  Nov. 
1911,  and  had  issue — Annie  Semple,  born 


192 


CUMBRAE— ERSKINE 


[PRESB.  OF 


20th  June  1869;  James,  Secretary,  Scottish 
Life  Assurance  Co.,  Glasgow,  born  19th 
June  1871. 

ARCHIBALD  GRIERSON,  born  Camp- 
beltown, 7th  Jan.  1863,  son  of 
William  G.,  schoolmaster  of  Cam- 
busnethan,  and  Margaret  Watson  Arthur  ; 
educated  at  Cambusnethan  School  and 
Univ.  of  Edinburgh;  M.A.  (1883);  Keen, 
by  Presb.  of  Hamilton  26th  April  1887; 
assistant  at  Dunbarton ;  ord.  9th  July 
1889. 


ERSKINE. 

[The  vicarage  of  Erskine  was  a  prebend 
of  Glasgow.  Its  church  belonged  to  the 
Abbey  of  Paisley.  In  1813  the  parish 
church  was  transferred  to  a  new  site.] 

1567    ROBERT  SEMPILL,  reader  in  1567. 

THOMAS  STEWART,  reader,  1571; 
1571     died  in  1572. 

JAMES  HILL,  was  exhorter  at  Cath- 
lffn  cart  2nd  Feb.  1568  ;  pres.  by  James 
VI.  17th  Feb.,  and  adm.  1st  May 
1571.  In  1574  Houston  was  under  his 
charge,  and  he  is  still  mentioned  as  min. 
in  1589.— {Reg.  Min.] 

ANDREW  HAY,  M.A. ;  adm.  about 
1590     1590;  trans,  to  Mearns  before  1593. 

7  WILLIAM  BRISBANE,  son  of  John 
1592  ^'  °^  Bishopton  and  Margaret 
Hamilton;  M.A.  (Glasgow  1588); 
pres.  by  James  VI.  before  9th  June  1592 ; 
member  of  Assembly  1610  and  1638 ;  was 
on  the  Committee  for  the  maintenance  of 
Church  Discipline,  21st  Oct.  1634;  died 
between  3rd  Sept.  1640  and  29th  Sept. 
1642.  He  marr.  Margaret  Stewart  of 
Barscube,  and  had  issue  —  Jean  (marr. 
cont.,  13th  April  1621,  Hugh  Monfode  of 
that  ilk) ;  Matthew,  his  successor  here, 
served  heir,  26th  Nov.  1642. — {Reg.  Assig. ; 
Glasg.  Tests. ;  Inq.  Ret.  Renfrew,  117,  148  ; 
Baillie's  Lett. ;  Calderwood's  Hist.,  vii., 
106 ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  cccxlviii.,  82 ;  Ayr 
Sas.,  ii.,  158.] 


-MATTHEW  BRISBANE,  born  about 
1594,  son  of  preceding ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1615); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  29th  March 
1620 ;  recommended  for  ordination  by 
James  Law,  Archbishop  of  Glasgow,  15th 
Nov.  1627,  and  adm.  to  Killellan  soon 
afterwards ;  member  of  the  Glasgow 
Assembly  in  1638 ;  app.  by  the  Presb. 
11th  April  1639  to  accompany  Colonel 
Montgomerie's  Regiment  at  Duns  Law  ; 
was  a  member  of  the  Commission  for 
visiting  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow  28th  Aug. 
1639 ;  trans,  and  adm.  2nd  Oct.  1642 ; 
inst.  after  14th  Dec.  1643.  He  was  a 
member  of  Assembly,  1645-7 ;  was  dep. 
after  29th  March  1648;  died  Feb.  1650. 
He  marr.  Jan.  1629,  Helen  (died  6th  Dec. 
1675),  youngest  daugh.  of  John  Napier  of 
Merchiston,  inventor  of  Logarithms,  by 
his  second  wife  Agnes  Chisholm,  and  had 
issue — John  of  Freeland,  served  heir,  14th 
June  1653;  William  of  Freeland ;  Matthew, 
M.D.,  Glasgow  ;  Mary. — [Glasg.  Tests. 
Inq.  Ret.  Renfrew,  148,  Gen.,  3806 
Baillie's  Lett. ;  Scots  Peerage,  vi.,  422 
G.  R.  Inhib.,  18th  Sept.  1679.] 

[THOMAS   HALL,   M.A. ;    adm.   here, 

1649    aPParently    temporarily,    31st    Aug. 

1649;  trans,  to  Kilmacolm  in  1651.] 

HUGH  CUNNINGHAM,  M.A.  (Glas- 
1651  ^0W  16M) ;  chaplain  to  Glencairn's 
Regiment  in  Ireland  1642 ;  min.  at 
Ray,  Ireland,  1647  ;  min.  at  Mearns  1649  ; 
adm.  here  in  1651 ;  returned  to  Ray  about 
1659  ;  dep.  by  Bishop  of  Raphoe  in  1661. — 
[Reid's  Ireland,  ii.,  499 ;  Killen's  Hist,  of 
Irish  Congs.,  225.] 

WILLIAM  HOUSTON,  M.A.  (St 
Andrews,  13th  May  1653) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Paisley  7th  Nov.  1659; 
ord.  29th  March  1660;  deprived  by  Act 
of  Parliament  11th  June,  and  Decreet  of 
Privy  Council,  1st  Oct.  1662. 

ROBERT  YOUNG,  M.A. ;  ord.  before 
1664     31st  ^arcn  16(>4 )  trans,  to  Renfrew 
and  inst.  8th  Sept.  1675. 

DAVID    ROBB,    M.A.    (Glasgow,    5th 
July  1666)  ;  licen.  by  George,  Bishop 
of  Edinburgh,  21st  Feb.  1671 ;  pres. 
by  William  Hamilton  of  Orbiston ;  passed 


1660 


1676 


GREENOCK] 


ERSKINE 


193 


trials  before  the  Presb.  and  had  a  certificate 
for  ordination  5th  April  1676;  inst.  2nd 
May  1676;  still  min.  7th  April  1687. 
He  marr.  Helen,  daugh.  of  Thomas  Pollok 
of  Balgray,  merchant,  Glasgow,  and  had 
issue. — [Beg.  Collat.] 


1680 


JOHN  WALLACE,  born  Paisley,  1641, 
of  the  family  of  W.  of  Johnstone ; 
M.A.  (Glasgow  1657) ;  tutor  in  the 
family  of  William,  Lord  Ross ;  ord.  by 
the  Presbyterians  in  1680 ;  dem.  in  1682 ; 
died  at  Paisley  22nd  July  1683.  Wodrow 
says  of  him  that  he  was  "  a  wise,  prudent 
man,  of  a  sweet,  calm,  and  peaceable 
temper,  abhorring  all  divisive  courses ; 
piety  and  holiness  were  engraven,  as  it 
were,  on  his  face  and  countenance." — 
[Wodrow's  Anal.,  ii.,  331,  337.] 

ANDREW  TURNER,  called  23rd  June, 
and  ord.  22nd  Sept.  1692;  trans,  to 
1692     Greenock  2nd  Feb.  1704. 


1705 


WALTER  MENZIES,  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Dunbarton  1st  Sept.  1702 ;  called 
29th  Aug.,  and  ord.  14th  Nov.  1705  ; 
died  17th  May  1741,  aged  62.  He  marr. 
(pro.  9th  Nov.  1707),  Isobel  Clerk,  and  had 
issue — Ann  ;  Walter  ;  Marion  (marr.  John 
Anderson,  min.  of  St  Mary's,  Glasgow); 
Robert ;  John.— [Glasg.  Tests. ;  Crawfurd's 
Hist. ;  Tombst.] 

JAMES  LUNDIE,  born  1716,  son  of 
Archibald  L.,  min.  of  Saltoun ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Haddington  24th 
Jan.  1740 ;  called  16th  Nov.  1741  ;  ord. 
4th  May  1742;  died  2nd  Jan.  1769.  He 
marr.  26th  Aug.  1745,  Christian  Ballan- 
tyne  of  Kelly,  who  died  in  Edinburgh, 
31st  Oct.  1791,  and  had  issue — James, 
born  20th  Sept.  1746,  died  young, 
abroad ;  Archibald,  merchant,  born  14th 
July  1748 ;  Walter,  M.D.,  Jamaica,  born 
28th  March  1750  ;  Janet  Isabella,  born  6th 
July  1753  (marr.,  pro.  30th  Nov.  1778, 
Andrew  Wardrobe,  surgeon,  Edinburgh); 
Jane,  born  24th  Dec.  1755  (marr.  her  cousin 
Archibald  Lundie,  W.S.),  died  23rd  April 
1826.— [Crawfurd's  Hist. ;  Tombst.] 


WALTER  YOUNG,  born   1745,  son   of 
David  Y.,  rector  of  the   Grammar 

17*71 

School  of  Haddington ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Haddington  25th  April  1769; 
pres.  by  David  Erskine,  W.S.,  30th  June 
1770 ;  ord.  2nd  May  1771  ;  D.D.  (source 
and  date  unknown) ;  died  unmarr.,  6th 
Aug.  1814.  He  was  an  accomplished 
musician,  "  performing  with  equal  grace 
and  effect  on  the  piano,  the  violin,  and  the 
flute."  He  did  much  for  the  psalmody  of 
the  Church.  Publications — "  On  the  Influ- 
ence of  Poetry  and  Music  upon  the  High- 
landers "  (M'Donald's  Highland  Airs, 
Edinburgh,  1781) ;  "  An  Essay  on  Rhythmi- 
cal Measures  "  (Trans.  Roy.  Soe.  Edin.,  ii., 
1790) ;  Account  of  the  Parish  (Sinclair's 
Stat.  Ace,  ix.).  —  [Scots  Mag.,  lxxvi. ; 
Somerville's  My  Own  Life  and  Times,  42.] 


1815 


VOL.   III. 


ANDREW  STEWART,  born  Cleughside, 
Annan,  9th  Oct.  1771,  son  of  John 
S.  and  Helen,  daugh.  of  John  Ker, 
farmer,  Tweedshaws,  Tweedsmuir ;  edu- 
cated at  Annan  Parish  School  and  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh ;  sometime  secretary  to 
Thomas  Blacklock,  D.D.,  and  tutor  in 
family  of  the  Rev.  Dr  Davidson  of  Muir- 
house ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh  27th 
April  1796;  M.D.  (Edinburgh  1802);  ord. 
to  Bolton  26th  April  1804  ;  pres.  by  Robert 
Walter,  eleventh  Lord  Blantyre ;  trans, 
and  adm.  21st  Sept.  1815;  died  26th  Dec. 
1838.  He  marr.  5th  Oct.  1809,  the  Hon. 
Margaret  Stewart  (died  20th  Oct.  1839, 
aged  78),  eldest  daugh.  of  Alexander,  tenth 
Lord  Blantyre,  whom  he  successfully  treated 
for  pulmonary  disease,  and  had  issue — 
Robert  Walter,  D.D.,  his  successor  here ; 
Alexander  Patrick,  M.D.,  born  27th  Aug. 
1813,  died  in  London,  17th  July  1883  ;  David 
Andrew,  surgeon-major  92nd  Highlanders, 
born  4th  Jan.  1816,  died  at  Colaba,  East 
Indies,  10th  May  1859.  Publications  — 
Dissertatio  Medica  Inauguralis  De  Mente 
Regimine  (Edinburgh,  1802);  "Speech  on 
the  Admissibility  of  Law  Agents  into  Kirk 
Sessions"  (Edinburgh  Christian  Instructor, 
xxvi.) ;  "  History  of  Botany  "  (Edinburgh 
Encyclopaedia,  iv.). — [Scots  Peerage,  ii.,  90 ; 
M'Farlane's  Eun.  Serm.] 


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[PRESB.  OF 


1837 


ROBERT  WALTER  STEWART,  born 
29th  Feb.  1812,  eldest  son  of  pre- 
ceding ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  M.A.  (1832) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Greenock  3rd  Aug.  1836 ;  pres.  by  the 
Commissioners  for  Charles,  twelfth  Lord 
Blantyre  (the  parishioners  having  petitioned 
for  his  appointment) ;  ord.  (assistant  and 
successor)  16th  March  1837.  He  journeyed 
from  Constantinople  by  unbroken  travel- 
ling in  order  to  be  present  at  the  meeting 
of  the  General  Assembly  18th  May  1843. 
Joined  the  Free  Church ;  min.  of  the 
Free  Church,  Erskine,  1843-5,  of  the  Free 
Church,  Leghorn,  Italy,  1845-87 ;  D.D. 
(Princeton,  U.S.A.,  1849) ;  Moderator  of  the 
Free  Church  General  Assembly,  21st  May 
1874;  died  at  Leghorn,  23rd  Nov.  1887. 
He  made  the  evangelisation  of  Italy  the 
great  work  of  his  life.  No  min.  was  better 
known  among  the  Waldenses,  or  was  more 
beloved.  Addressing  the  General  Assembly 
of  1869,  Signor  Prochet  said  :  "  You  claim 
Dr  Stewart  as  one  of  yourselves,  bone  of 
your  bone  and  flesh  of  your  flesh,  and  you 
may  well  do  so,  because  in  the  land  in 
which  he  has  been  living  for  thirty  years, 
he  has  taught  not  only  the  Protestants  but 
the  Roman  Catholics  to  respect  and  esteem 
Scotland  and  Scottish  Protestants.  But, 
if  you  claim  him  as  yours,  we  also  claim 
him  as  being  ours.  He  has  not  been  thirty 
years  by  our  side,  if  not  to  become  part  of 
us.  It  is  true,  I  have  no  parchment  to 
show  to  you  with  the  name  of  Dr  Stewart 
saying  that  he  has  become  a  citizen  of  the 
Waldensian  Alps.  But,  if  ever  you  come 
to  those  valleys,  I  will  show  you  20,000 
living  hearts  upon  which  his  name  is 
written  in  characters  that  can  never  be 
blotted  out."  He  marr.  3rd  Sept.  1839, 
Graham  (died  30th  June  1897),  daugh.  of 
Henry  Cockburn  [Lord  Cockburn]  and 
Elizabeth  Macdowall,  and  had  issue — Henry 
Cockburn,  C.M.G.,  administrator,  Sey- 
chelles, born  21st  July  1840,  died  5th  June 
1899  ;  Margaret  Catherine,  born  16th  April 
1842,  died  4th  Dec.  1913  ;  Elizabeth  Georg- 
ina  Frances,  born  26th  July  1844  (marr.  29th 
March  1865,  the  Rev.  James  Collie),  died 
23rd  July  1908  ;  Charles  Francis,  born  at 
Leghorn,  2nd  Oct.   1846,  died  22nd  July 


1847  ;  Robert  Walter,  born  26th  April  1848, 
died  14th  July  1849;  Alexander  David, 
born  19th  Sept.  1852,  died  13th  March 
1899;  Walter  Charles  (twin),  born  19th 
Sept.  1852,  died  23rd  July  1908;  Louisa 
Caroline  Graham,  born  19th  Nov.  1855 
(marr.  1883,  James  Wood  Brown,  M.A.,  min. 
of  the  Free  Church,  Gordon,  Berwickshire). 
Publications — The  Fields  White  unto  the 
Harvest  (1844) ;  The  Present  Condition 
and  Future  Prospects  of  the  Waldensian 
Church  (1845) ;  The  Tent  and  the  Khan  :  a 
Journey  in  Sinai  and  Palestine  (Edinburgh, 
1857) ;  Commentary  on  the  Four  Gosjiels 
(in  Italian)  (Florence,  1870-89) ;  Religion 
in  Southern  Europe. — [Wood  Brown's  An 
Italian  Campaign ;  Brown's  Annals  of  the 
Disruption,  88,  554 ;  F.C.  Assembly  Blue 
Booh,  1869,  Rep.  VII.,  p.  6;  ibid.,  1874, 
p.  161.] 

JAMES  CAMERON,  youngest  son 
1843  °^  J°un  C.,  nuper  Senator  apud 
Canadam ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (1840);  ord.  19th  Oct. 
1843;  dep.  30th  May  1851 ;  died  at  Parlia- 
mentary Road,  Glasgow,  6th  Nov.  1869. 

THOMAS  M'KIE,  born  Underwood, 
1852  Tongland,  20th  April  1814,  son  of 
James  M.  and  Grace  Charters  ;  edu- 
cated at  Borgue  Academy  and  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Kirkcud- 
bright;  ord.  to  Monikie  1st  Nov.  1843; 
trans,  and  adm.  15th  Jan.  1852 ;  died  20th 
Aug.  1871.  He  marr.  12th  Dec.  1844, 
Margaret  (died  12th  Nov.  1888),  daugh.  of 
Robert  Dunlop,  wool  merchant,  Hudders- 
field,  and  had  issue — Agnes  Dunlop,  born 
29th  Oct.  1845,  died  17th  July  1910  ;  Walter 
James,  born  16th  Sept.  1847,  died  1st  April 

1848  ;  Robert  Dunlop,  born  12th  Dec.  1848, 
died  15th  May  1895 ;  Henry  Bannerman, 
factor  to  Lord  Blantyre,  born  17th  July 
1850  ;  John  M'Millan,  born  9th  May  1852  ; 
Thomas  George,  born  15th  May  1854  ;  Jane 
Burns  Theodora,  born  8th  May  1856,  died 
22nd  Aug.  1914  ;  James,  Shanghai,  born 
30th  June  1858,  died  18th  March  1911; 
Walter  Dunlop,  born  22nd  July  1860; 
Katherine  Hastings,  born  6th  Feb.  1862, 
died  12th  Dec.  1899. 


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JOHN  M'lLRAITH,  born  Airdrie,  13th 
7  Aug.  1816,  second  son  of  Hugh  M., 
schoolmaster,  and  Jean  Rankin ; 
educated  at  Airdrie  School  and  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow ; 
ord.  to  Gourock  3rd  May  1850 ;  adni.  min. 
of  All  Saints,  Berbice,  West  Indies,  9th 
April  1852 ;  min.  of  Greenhead,  Glasgow, 
1853-4  ;  adni.  min.  of  the  English  Reformed 
Church,  Amsterdam,  24th  Dec.  1854;  adm. 
to  this  charge  21st  Dec.  1871 ;  died  10th 
Oct.  1892.  He  marr.  (1)  6th  Oct.  1851, 
Paulina  (died  at  Berbice,  4th  May  1852), 
youngest  daugh.  of  Stephen  Miller,  Glas- 
gow :  (2)  30th  April  1855,  Josephine 
Richardson  (born  11th  Nov.  1836,  died 
in  London,  23rd  Dec.  1916),  daugh.  of 
Robert  Wallace,  writer,  Dumfries,  and 
had  issue — Elizabeth  Jane,  born  5th  Sept. 
1856  (marr.  Alan  Burgess  Crombie,  archi- 
tect, Dumfries) ;  Josephine  Richardson, 
born  23rd  Sept.  1858,  accidentally  drowned 
while  boating  on  the  Gareloch,  20th  July 
1889  ;  Beatrice  Annie,  born  4th  May  1860  ; 
John  Robert,  M.A.,  L.L.B.,  Barrister-at- 
Law  of  the  Middle  Temple,  born  16th 
March  1862 ;  Alexander  Hannay,  min.  of 
Kinghorn,  born  9th  July  1864;  Charles 
Hugh,  M.D.,  born  18th  Feb.  1867  ;  Thomas 
Wallace,  merchant,  born  4th  Feb.  1869 ; 
Tetia  Catharina,  born  7th  May  1871 ; 
Robert  Wallace,  born  23rd  July  1873, 
accidentally  drowned  at  Erskine,  22nd 
June  1887 ;  Edward  Richardson,  mercan- 
tile clerk,  C.I.V.  South  African  War,  born 
27th  July  1875,  died  at  Pretoria,  28th 
Dec.  1908.  Publication  —  Life  of  Sir 
John  Richardson,  LL.D.  [arctic  explorer] 
(London,  1868). 

WILLIAM  FERGUSON,  born  Coupar- 
Angus,  Perthshire,  14th  April  1861, 
son  of  William  F.  and  Grace  Barty  ; 
educated  at  Coupar- Angus  School  and  Univ. 
of  Edinburgh  ;  M.A.  (1886)  ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Edinburgh  in  1889 ;  assistant  at  St 
George's  and  St  Mungo's,  Glasgow;  ord.  25th 
April  1893  ;  died  unmarr.,  25th  March  1913. 

DAVID  MELVILLE  STEWART,  born 
1913    Glass°w'  28tn  May   1871>  S°n  of 

James   S.,   writer  and   banker,  and 
Jessie  Melville ;  educated  at  High  School 


and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  in  1894  ;  assistant  at  St  Mungo's, 
Glasgow ;  ord.  to  Queensferry  28th  Sept. 
1897 ;  trans,  to  St  Margaret's,  Arbroath, 
20th  Feb.  1900;  trans,  to  St  Matthew's 
Parish,  Edinburgh,  6th  Jan.  1904 ;  res.  in 
1906;  adm.  min.  of  Belhaven  10th  Aug 
1911  ;  trans,  and  adm.  9th  Oct.  1913 
Marr.  23rd  Dec.  1908,  Elizabeth  Miller 
daugh.  of  George  Brown  Anderson,  S.S.C. 
of  Bleaton  and  Baldourie,  Perthshire.  Pub 
lications — An  Impregnable  Faith  (London 
1909) ;  Ecce  Yir :  Jesus  and  Modern  Man 
hood  (London,  1911);  Ye  anciente  Kirke  of 
Eriskyne  (Paisley,  1915). 

FAIRLIE  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  built  in  1833.  In  1835, 
a  chapel  constitution  was  granted,  and  a 
district  assigned.  The  parish  was  disjoined 
from  Largs  and  West  Kilbride  19th  June 
1876.] 

JAMES  GARDNER,  born  Anderston, 
1835  GIasgow>  1791,  second  son  of  James 
G. ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  4th  Aug.  1819  ; 
ord.  8th  Sept.  1835;  died  17th  Dec.  1836. 
He  marr.  Isabella  (died  16th  May  1847, 
aged  49),  daugh.  of  Archibald  Fleming, 
Anderston,  Glasgow,  and  had  issue — Isa- 
bella Maxwell,  born  1832,  died  11th  Nov. 
1908;  James  born  1835,  died  11th  Feb. 
1909. 

JOHN  GEMMEL,  born  Port-Glasgow, 
18S7  1807,  youngest  son  of  Robert  G., 
bookseller ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1824) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  7th  Oct.  1829 ;  missionary  at  St 
John's  Parish,  Glasgow  (when  Thomas 
Chalmers,  D.D.,  was  min.) ;  ord.  to  New- 
town-Crommelin,  Ireland,  23rd  June  1835  ; 
adm.  to  this  charge  27th  April  1837.  Joined 
the  Free  Church  in  1843;  min.  of  the  Free 
Church,  Fairlie,  1843-84;  D.D.  (Glasgow 
1881) ;  died  unmarr.,  25th  March  1884.  He 
was  a  distinguished  Semitic  scholar.  Pub- 
lications— Sermon  preached  on  the  Death  of 
Thomas  Chalmers,  D.D.,  LL.D.  (Edinburgh, 
1847);  The  Gospel  in  Isaiah  (Edinburgh, 
1872) ;  The  Renetval  of  the  Sovl  (Edinburgh, 


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[PRESB.  OF 


1880 


1884 


1878);  Tiberiad,  or  The  Art  of  Hebreio 
Accentuation  (Glasgow,  1880);  The  Atone- 
ment, a  poem ;  Contributions,  chiefly  on 
Oriental  subjects,  to  British  and  Foreign 
Evangelical  Review. — [Edinburgh  Christian 
Instructor,  new  series,  iv.]. 

JAMES  CLARK,  possibly  son  of  Robert 

1844     ^-'  farmer  j    educated   at   Univ.   of 

Glasgow  ;  ord.  in  1844  ;  died  1st  Sept. 

1880.      He   marr.   Elizabeth    Greig,    who 

survived  him. 

JAMES  RICHMOND  WOOD,  ord.  30th 
Dec.  1880;  trans,  to  Sanquhar  6th 
Nov.  1883. 

ARTHUR  ALLAN,  born  Glasgow,  25th 
July  1857,  son  of  James  A.  and  Mary 
Ann  Macfie  ;  educated  at  High  School 
and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1880) ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  in  1883  ;  assistant  at 
Milton  Parish,  Glasgow;  ord.  17th  April 
1884.  Publication  —  Fairlie  :  Past  and 
Present  (Largs,  1914). 

GOUROCK  (Q.S.). 

[A  chapel  was  built  here  in  1776.  It  was 
rebuilt  and  opened  on  27th  May  1832.  On 
31st  May  1834  it  was  given  a  chapel  con- 
stitution. The  parish  was  disjoined  from 
Inverkip  and  Greenock  West,  8th  July  1857. 
Additions  to  the  church  were  made  in  1877.] 

JAMES  WILSON,  son   of   James  W., 
l7?4    mariner,  Saltcoats ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of    Irvine   19th   March   1765 ;    min. 
in  1774-7. 

ARCHIBALD  ANDERSON,  min.  in 
1777     1777. 

JAMES  GRINOCK,  son  of  James  G., 
l780     farmer,  St  Ninians,   Stirling;    edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  licen.  by 
Presb.   of    Relief ;    received   by  Presb.    of 
Stirling  28th  Dec.  1774  ;  min.  here  1780-9. 

JOHN  HENDRY,  elected  Nov.  1789; 
1789     res*    *n    *^^    [afterwards   min.    of 
Ardrossan]. 

DAVID  GEMMILL,  eldest  son  of  Alex- 

17__     ander  G.,  tailor,  Kirkintilloch,  and 

Margaret  Gray ;  educated  at  Univ. 

of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow 


3rd  May  1797  ;  min.  here  1798-1815.  In 
1815  he  removed  to  Kirkintilloch,  and 
was  chief  magistrate  from  1826  till  his 
death,  8th  June  1842.  He  gave  a  site 
for  the  erection  of  St  David's  Church 
there,  was  the  largest  subscriber  to  the 
building  fund,  and  preached  at  the  opening 
of  the  church  in  1836.  He  marr.  (1)  Alicia 
(died  s.p.  1822),  eldest  daugh.  of  John 
Kincaid  of  Kincaid  :  (2)  12th  Oct.  1824, 
Agnes,  daugh.  of  Walter  Scott  of  Neilston, 
Bonhill.— [Watson's  Kirkintilloch,  327.] 

DONALD  MACLEOD,  born  Luss,  1793, 
lass  eldest  son  of  John  M.,  farmer  ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow  ;  ord.  11th 
Aug.  1833.  Joined  the  Free  Church  in 
1843 ;  min.  of  the  Free  Church,  Gourock, 
1843-9;  of  the  Presbyterian  Church, 
Coburg,  Canada,  1851-60;  res.  his  charge, 
and  returned  to  Scotland  in  1860 ;  died 
at  Gourock  19th  May  1868.  He  marr. 
1829,  Elizabeth  Cochran. 

DUNCAN  HARKNESS  WEIR,  M.A. ; 
184_     ord.    in    1845 ;    min.   of  the   Scots 
Church,  Manchester,  1849-50  [after- 
wards Professor  of  Oriental  Languages  in 
the  Univ.  of  Glasgow,  1850-76  (q.v.)]. 

JOHN  M'lLRAITH,  ord.  3rd  May  1850 ; 
1850    a(^m'  min.  of    All   Saints,  Berbice, 
West  Indies,  9th  April   1852  [after- 
wards min.  of  Erskine]. 

JAMES     SOMERVILLE,     ord.     23rd 
,0_0     June   1852;    trans,    to    Irvine   17th 
Feb.  1853. 

ROBERT  MACNAIR,  born  28th  Aug. 
1854  1827,  third  son  of  Robert  M.,  D.D., 
min.  of  Paisley ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1845) ;  sometime  min. 
of  a  Presbyterian  Church,  Charlottetown, 
Prince  Edward  Island ;  min.  of  this 
charge  1854-5 ;  was  a  chaplain  at  Scutari 
during  the  Crimean  War,  1855.  He  studied 
medicine,  took  the  degrees  of  M.D.  (1862) 
and  L.R.C.S.  (1867)  at  Edinburgh,  and  from 
1862  to  1883  was  a  medical  practitioner  in 
Leith.  Joined  the  Baptist  denomination  ; 
min.  of  Orangefield  Baptist  congregation  in 
Greenock  1883-86  ;  died  at  Edinburgh,  15th 


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July  1896.  He  marr.  Anne  Maria  Forsyth, 
who  died  17th  March  1919,  and  had  issue. 
— Editor  of  Scot.  Baj>tist  Magazine,  1875,  &c. 

GEORGE  M'CORKINDALE,  born 
1855  Rothesay,  1828,  third  son  of  Dun- 
can M. ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  ord.  in  1855;  became  first  min. 
of  the  parish  in  1857.  He  perished  in  a 
storm  on  Mont  Blanc,  7th  Sept.  1870,  and 
was  buried  at  Chamouni.  A  communica- 
tion to  a  friend  written  on  the  evening  of 
7th  Sept.  contains  this  message  :  "We  have 
been  on  Mont  Blanc  for  two  days  in  a 
terrible  snowstorm  :  lost  our  way  :  are  in 
a  cave  dug  out  of  the  snow,  15,000  feet 
high.  Have  no  hope  of  descending. 
Perhaps  this  book  will  be  found  and  sent 
to  you.  We  have  no  provisions.  My  feet 
are  already  frozen,  and  I  am  utterly  ex- 
hausted. I  have  only  strength  to  write 
these  few  words.  I  die  believing  in  Jesus, 
with  sweet  thoughts  of  my  family.  My 
love  to  all.  I  hope  that  we  shall  meet  in 
heaven.  Ever  thine."  He  was  unmarr. — 
[Macrae's  Notes  about  Gourock,  36.] 

JOHN  YUILLE,  born  Irvine,  7th  Feb. 
1871  1832,  son  of  John  Y.  and  Janet 
Boyle;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  5th  Dec. 
1866 ;  assistant  at  Kilbirnie  and  Largs ; 
ord.  20th  April  1871 ;  died  unmarr.  at 
Irvine,  17th  April  1875.  Publications — 
The  Gourock  Messenger  (Irvine,  1874-5) ; 
Sermons  [with  a  memoir]  (Irvine,  1878). 

JOHN  HUTTON  M'CULLOCH,  M.A., 
18„     B.D. ;     trans,    from    Rosewell,    and 
adm.  8th  Oct.  1875  ;  trans,  to  North 
Leith  13th  March  1884. 

ALEXANDER  MILNE,  born  Lunan, 
1884  Forfarshire,  10th  Dec.  1840,  son  of 
James  M.  and  Jean  Matthewson ; 
educated  at  Lunan  and  Inverkeillor  Schools 
and  Univ.  of  St  Andrews ;  MA.  (1866) ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Arbroath  17th  Nov. 
1869 ;  ord.  to  Hillside,  Montrose,  17th 
March  1870;  trans,  to  St  Andrew's,  Dun- 
dee, 19th  Oct.  1871 ;  trans,  to  Swinton 
13th  June  1878;  trans,  and  adm.  24th 
July   1884 ;  died  in  Edinburgh  8th   Dec. 


1912.  He  marr.  (1)  13th  Nov.  1871,  Isa- 
bella White  Keith,  born  23rd  Jan.  1840, 
died  11th  Jan.  1882,  and  had  issue — Isa- 
bella Patullo,  born  29th  Aug.  1872,  died 
24th  Feb.  1875  :  (2)  26th  June  1883,  Helen 
Elizabeth,  daugh.  of  Robert  Kirke,  D.D., 
min.  of  Hutton  and  Fishwick,  and  had 
issue — Helen  Williamson,  born  30th  March 
1891  (marr.  20th  Aug.  1913,  Alexander 
Dunbar,  solicitor,  Edinburgh) ;  Margaret 
Elizabeth,  in  Board  of  Trade,  born  14th 
Dec.  1892 ;  Alexander  Robert,  5th  Cameron 
Highlanders,  born  10th  Oct.  1895,  killed  at 
the  battle  of  Loos,  25th  Sept.  1915 ;  Jean 
Matthewson,  born  28th  Jan.  1902. 

GEORGE  BENNET  THOMSON 
1907  MICHIE,  born  Aberdeen,  13th  May 
1880,  son  of  James  M.  and  Harriet 
Davidson ;  educated  at  Aberdeen  Gram- 
mar School  and  Univ.  of  Aberdeen ;  MA. 
(1901),  B.D.  (1905);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Aberdeen  in  1905 ;  assistant  at  West 
Parish,  Aberdeen,  in  1905,  and  Park  Parish, 
Glasgow,  1906 ;  ord.  (assistant  and  suc- 
cessor) 11th  Oct.  1907.  Captain  Tank 
Corps,  France,  1917-18. 

GREENOCK 

AUGUSTINE  (Q.S.). 

[Services  were  begun  here  in  1878.  A 
church  was  built  in  1884.  The  parish  was 
disjoined  f rom  Cartsburn,  19th  March  1897.] 

JOHN  KERR  CAMPBELL,  served  from 

1878    "^ay  18^8  to  *881 »  trans-  aQd  adm. 
to    Marykirk,    Stirling,    14th    June 
1881. 

WILLIAM  PROUDFOOT  BEGG,  born 
1881  Snaip,  Coulter,  Lanarkshire,  5th 
July  1843;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  min.  at  Woodstock  and  St 
Stephens,  New  Brunswick ;  adm.  to  this 
charge  1881 ;  dem.  1887  ;  min.  of  Kentville, 
Nova  Scotia,  Masena,  New  York,  and 
Parkersburg,  Iowa  ;  D.D.  (Queen's  College, 
Kingston) ;  Professor  of  Philosophy,  Tabor 
College,  Iowa.  Marr.  October  1872,  Fannie 
Miles,  daughter  of  W.  O.  Smith,  surgeon, 
St  Johns,  New  Brunswick.  Publication — 
Development  of  Taste  (Glasgow,  1887). 


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[PRESB.  OF 


CHARLES  CHRISTIE,  born  10th  April 
.  7  1852,  son  of  William  C,  banker,  and 
Isabella  Laing ;  educated  at  Dun- 
blane School  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
M.A.  (1877);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Stirling; 
assistant  at  Pollokshaws,  1885-7  ;  ord.  27th 
Oct.  1887.  Marr.  20th  Aug.  1889,  Elizabeth 
Arthur,  daugh.  of  Captain  Shaw,  Shaw- 
lands.  Publication — The  Religion  of  Free- 
masonry (Stirling,  1888). 


CARTSBURN  (Q.S.). 

[In  1839  the  General  Assembly  granted  a 
constitution  to  a  chapel  for  the  district  of 
Cartsdyke.  The  parish  was  erected  19th 
Feb.  1866.] 

JAMES    STARK,    born    Cumbernauld, 
1M9     1810,    second    son    of    Malcolm    S., 
farmer ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;    licen.    by    Presb.    of     Stirling    and 
Falkirk    in     1832 ;     adm.     min.     of     the 
Original  Secession  congregation,  Cartsdyke, 
Greenock,    22nd    Jan.    1834.     Joined    the 
Church  of  Scotland  in  1839.     Joined  the 
Free  Church  in  1843 ;  min.  of   Cartsdyke 
(afterwards  Wellpark)  Free  Church  1843- 
90;  sometime  clerk  of  the  Free  Presb.  of 
Greenock ;    died  unmarr.  5th    Jan.    1890. 
Publications — Correspondence  with  the  Rev. 
Dr  Ritchie  of  Edinbxirgh  in  reference  to  the 
Discussion  at  Kirkintilloch  on  Ecclesiastical 
Establishments  (1836) ;  Sermon  at  the  Ordi- 
nation of  the  Rev.  James  Falconer,  Paisley, 
with  the  Addresses  to  Minister  and  People 
(1837);     Re-Union    of    Seceders    ivith    the 
Church     of     Scotland     Defended     (1838) ; 
Sermon  on  the  Death  of  the  Rev.   George 
Moscrip,  Greenock  (1838) ;  Fermented  Wine, 
its  Use  in  the  Sacrament  Right  and  Scrip- 
tural (1839) ;    The  Duty  of  the  Secession 
Church   to  petition  for    the    Abolition    of 
Patronage,  proved  from   their  own  Prin- 
ciples (1841) ;  The  Church  Question  Briefly 
Considered  (1843) ;  The  Ascension  and  the 
Advent :  a  Sermon  on  the  Death  of  the  Rev. 
Thomas  Stark,  Lanark  (1870) ;   also   Ser- 
mons in  the  Scottish  Ptdpit  and  the  Olive 
Branch. — [Annals  of  the  Original  Secession 
Church,  511.] 


1856 


JAMES  STEWART,  M.A. ;  ord.  25th 
Dec.  1856 ;  trans,  to  Peterhead  20th 
Oct.  1864. 


1865 


ARCHIBALD  FULLARTON,  born 
Saltcoats ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow   and     U.P.    Theological    Hall, 

Edinburgh,   1851.     Joined   the   Church   of 

Scotland  and  became  assistant  at  Kilmun  ; 

elected  27th  Jan.,  and  ord.  16th  March  1865  ; 

dem.  in  1897  ;  died  31st  July  1898. 

ROBERT  WALKER  MUIR,  ord.  26th 
April    1898;     app.     to     Dennistoun 
Chapel-of-Ease,  Glasgow,  19th  Nov. 
1908. 

ROBERT     BRUCE      MACKINNON, 
lg09    M.A.,  B.D. ;  ord.  15th  April  1909; 
trans,  to  Whitburn  26th  Sept.  1912. 

KENNETH      ALEXANDER      MAC- 
LEAY,  born  Lochbroom,  12th  Sept. 
1861,  son  of  Murdoch  M.  and  Jane 
Douglas  Macdonald ;  educated  at  Golspie 
and  Elgin  Schools  and   Univ.  of   St  An- 
drews;    M.A.   (1882),   B.D.    (1886);    licen. 
by    Presb.    of     Forres     11th     May    1886; 
assistant  at   Wallacetown,    Ayr ;    ord.    to 
Craigrownie   19th   July   1887 ;    trans,   and 
adm.   16th    Jan.    1913 ;    dem.   30th    Nov. 
1915.     Marr.  (1)  12th  Feb.  1890,  Elizabeth 
(divorced  1st  July  1899),  youngest  daugh. 
of  James  Hervey,  Alderly  Edge,  and  has 
issue  —  Douglas    Macdonald,    lieut.    R.N., 
born     20th    July    1891  :     (2)    31st    March 
1903,  Anita  Lloyd it Cowan,  and   has  issue 
— Kenneth   Noel    Grant,  born    25th   Dec. 
1903 ;  Anita  Esther  Lloyd,  born  23rd  July 
1905 ;  Annabelle  Yvonne,  born  21st  Aug. 
1913.      Publications  —  Presbyterianism  :    a 
Retrospect  and  Criticism  (London,  1901) ; 
The  Never -Changing  Creed  (London,  1902) ; 
The  Garden  of  the  Cross  (London,  1909) ; 
Is    Our   Progress  a   Broken  Arc?   (Edin- 
burgh, 1910);  The  Parish  Church  of  Carts- 
burn,  1854-1914  (Greenock,  1914). 

GEORGE  CAMPBELL,  born  Glasgow, 
1916  2nc*  ^ec'  18^'  son  of  Joseph  C.  and 
Margaret  Crockett ;  educated  at 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1908) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Glasgow  in  1910 ;  assistant  at 
Airdrie ;  ord.  to  Annbank,  Ayr,  31st  Oct. 


GREENOCK] 


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199 


1910 1  trans,  to  Stronsay  (assistant  and 
successor)  6th  Feb.  1913;  trans,  and  adm. 
9th  May  1916;  dem.  22nd  Oct.  1918; 
Chaplain  to  the  Forces  in  1918.  Marr.  4th 
June  1914,  Jessie  Middleton,  daugh.  of 
James  Rettie,  Aberdeen. 

JAMES  FRANCIS,  born  Glasgow,  28th 
Jan.  1871,  son  of  William  F.  and 
Isabella  Maclean ;  educated  at 
Thomson  Street  Public  School  and  Univ. 
of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1896),  B.D.  (1901); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  in  1901  ; 
assistant  at  Townhead,  Glasgow,  and  St 
David's,  Kirkintilloch,  15th  May  1902; 
ord.  to  Twechar  13th  Dec.  1904 ;  trans,  to 
Cowdenbeath  17th  Jan.  1911 ;  trans,  to 
St  Thomas's,  Glasgow,  7th  Aug.  1913; 
trans,  and  adm.  16th  May  1919.  Marr.  7th 
Oct.  1902,  Janet  Bilsland,  daugh.  of  John 
Mackellar  of  Rowardennan,  and  has  issue — 
William  John  Lawrence,  born  10th  June 
1906 ;  Christina  Edmond  Marjory,  born 
21st  Oct.  1909 ;  Hadassah  Isobel,  born 
6th  Dec.  1911. 


EAST  PARISH. 

[A  church  was  built  for  this  district  in 
1774.  On  8th  March  1809  the  Commis- 
sioners for  the  Plantation  of  Kirks  dis- 
joined the  East  Parish  from  the  West 
Parish  of  Greenock.  Near  the  site  of  the 
East  Church  there  was  of  old  a  chapel  of 
St  Laurence,  of  which  the  ruins  remained 
till  towards  the  end  of  the  eighteenth 
century.  From  this  chapel  the  inlet 
adjoining  got  the  name  of  St  Laurence 
Bay ;  and  beside  the  chapel  St  Laurence 
Fair  was  held  annually.  The  East  Church 
of  Greenock  was  rebuilt  in  1853.] 

PETER  [or  PATRICK]  MILLAR,  per- 
17?(.  haps  only  son  of  Alexander  M.,  Island 
of  Arran  ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Glas- 
gow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Irvine  12th  Aug. 
1766 ;  ord.  (by  Presb.  of  Dunbar)  in  1775  ; 
dep.  (on  his  own  confession  of  immorality) 
8th  Jan.  1777,  and  left  the  country. 

ARCHIBALD  REID,  ord.  (by  Presb.  of 
Irvine)   21st  June   1781;    trans,    to 


1781 


Mauchline  28th  June  1792. 


ARCHIBALD  M'LACHLAN,  ord.  13th 

1794     '^une   1794  >   trans-   t0  St  Clement's 
or  Steeple  Church,  Dundee,  16th  Oct. 
1805. 

JOHN   GILCHRIST,    ord.    10th    Nov. 
18o7     1807 ;    first   min.   of    the    parish  in 
1809 ;    trans,   to   Canongate   Parish. 
Edinburgh,  24th  Aug.  1825. 

WILLIAM  MENZIES,  M.A. ;  ord.  20th 
1826    April  1826;  trans,  to  Maybole  7th 
Dec.  1843. 

JAMES     HUTCHESON,     born     Kil- 
1844     barchan,    Renfrewshire,     1st     Sept. 
1817,  third  son  of  John  H.,  farmer, 
Garscube  and  Selvilands,  and  Mary  Muir  ; 
educated  at  Paisley  Grammar  School  and 
Univ.    of    Glasgow ;    licen.    by    Presb.    of 
Greenock ;   ord.  22nd  Feb.  1844 ;   clerk  of 
Presb.  1846-87  ;  died  10th  May  1887.    He 
marr.  (1)   8th  June   1848,  Margaret   (died 
11th   Sept.   1852),  eldest  daugh.  of  David 
Davis  of  Blaengwaer,  South  Wales,  colliery 
proprietor,    and    had    issue  —  Mary   Muir 
Lewis,  born  11th  April  1849,  died  at  Aber- 
dare,  11th  Sept.  1852;  John  Davis,  M.D., 
Glamyngs,  Aberdare,  born  29th  Oct.  1850, 
died    2nd    Jan.     1893;    David,    born    4th 
June  1852,  died  27th  Sept.  1852  :   (2)  13th 
Feb.  1861,  Anne  Scott,  daugh.  of  Thomas 
Brown,  min.  of  Inverkip,  and  had  issue — 
Thomas  Brown,  M.B.,  CM. ;  Janet  Steele, 
born    22nd    May    1862,    died    24th    Sept. 
1862  ;   Susan,   born   19th  Aug.   1864,  died 
4th   Jan.   1888;    Frances   Ann,  born   25th 
June  1866  (marr.  Henry  Lancaster,  manu- 
facturer, London) ;   James,  born  17th,  and 
died  21st  Dec.   1867 ;  Janet  Steele,  born 
24th  Dec.  1868  (marr.  1905  Sir  Benjamin 
Sands  Johnson  of  Abbot's  Lea,  Woolton, 
Liverpool) ;  Martha  James,  born  1 5th  July 
1870  (marr.  J.  B.  Harris,  insurance  manager, 
London) ;    Marion  Boyd  (twin),  born  15th 
July  1870;  James,  born  2nd,  and  died  14th 
Nov.  1871 ;  James,  solicitor,  Glasgow,  born 
20th    Oct.    1874.     Publication  —  NewWday 
and  Domestic  Lyric  (Paisley,  1881). 

THOMAS  REID  THOMSON,  ord.  8th 
1887     -^ov-     1887 ;     trans,     to     Greenlaw, 
Berwickshire,  6th  Jan.  1916. 


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[PRESB.   OF 


GEOKGE  DAVID  HENDERSON,  born 

1916  ■^yr'  26tl1  Marcn  1888'  son  °f  R°Dert 
H.,  min.  of  Flowerhill,  Airdrie ;  edu- 
cated at  High  School  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow, 
also  at  Berlin  and  Jena ;  MA.  (1910), 
B.D.  (1914);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Hamilton 
in  1914 ;  assistant  at  St  Mungo's,  Glasgow, 
Lady  Glenorchy's,  Edinburgh,  and  First 
Charge,  Hamilton ;  ord.  6th  June  1916 ; 
Chaplain  to  the  Forces  in  Mesopotamia 
1918. 


GAELIC,   FORMERLY   SOUTH 

CHURCH. 

[The  church  was  built  in  1791,  and 
opened  as  a  chapel-of-ease  8th  April 
1792.  The  parish  was  erected  by  the 
Court  of  Teinds,  5th  July  1855.] 

KENNETH  BAYNE,  born  Dingwall, 
1792  1^>7,  son  of  John  B.  and  brother  of 
Ronald  B.,  D.D.,  min.  of  Kiltarlity ; 
educated  at  Marischal  College,  Aberdeen  ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dingwall ;  ord.  to  the 
Gaelic  Chapel,  Aberdeen,  29th  Aug.  1788 ; 
adm.  to  this  charge  4th  Sept.  1792 ;  died 
13th  April  1821.  He  marr.  24th  July  1793, 
Margaret,  daugh.  of  James  Hay,  D.D.,  min. 
of  Elgin,  and  had  issue — Christina,  born 
1794  (marr.  23rd  Dec.  1834,  William 
Francis  Hunter  Laurie,  W.S.);  Margaret, 
born  1795  (marr.  12th  Aug.  1828,  John 
Wilson,  D.D.,  F.R.S.,  missionary  at  Bom- 
bay), died  19th  April  1835  ;  John,  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Dingwall,  8th  Sept.  1830,  D.D., 
min.  at  Gait,  Canada,  born  16th  Nov.  1806, 
died  3rd  Nov.  1859 ;  Mary,  drowned  in 
the  River  Allan,  1st  May  1832 ;  Isabella, 
also  drowned  whilst  bathing  in  the  River 
Allan,  1st  May  1832;  Eliza,  died  24th 
March  1828 ;  Anna,  missionary  in  India, 
died  unmarr.  4th  Oct.  1841 ;  Hay,  mission- 
ary in  India  (marr.  Robert  Nesbit),  died  at 
sea,  1848. — [Memoir  of  Margaret  Wilson ; 
Smith's  Life  of  Wilson  of  Bombay,  32,  263, 
625 ;  Roger's  A  Week  at  Bridge  of  Allan, 
20 ;  Gregg's  History  of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Canada,  490.] 


ANGUS  M'BEAN,  born  Moy,  16th  Nov. 
1785 ;  educated  at  King's  College, 
Aberdeen  ;  MA.  (31st  March  1809) ; 
sometime  schoolmaster  of  Dores ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Inverness  1st  June  1813 ;  assist- 
ant at  Croy  ;  ord.  8th  Nov.  1821.  Joined 
the  Free  Church  in  1843 ;  min.  of  Gaelic 
Free  Church,  Greenock,  1843-5 ;  died 
unmarr.  24th  Dec.  1845. — [Mackay's  Fun. 
Serm.] 

[Church  vacant  1843-53.] 

ROBERT  MAXWELL  MAC- 
FARLANE,  ord.  23rd  Dec.  1853; 
trans,  to  Glenorchy  22nd  Sept.  1864. 

JOHN  MACPHERSON,  ord.  16th  Feb. 
1865 ;  trans,  to  Comrie  5th  Aug. 
1875. 


1853 


1865 


JOHN    BARNETT,    trans,    from    Kil- 
1876     Brandon  and  Kilchattan,  and  adm. 
13th  Jan.  1876;   trans,  to  Lochalsh 
13th  March  1878. 

JOHN  DEMPSTER  MUNRO,  ord.  19th 
1878    Nov.  1878 ;  trans,  to  Eyemouth  16th 
May  1882. 

WILLIAM  THOMPSON,  M.A.,  B.D. ; 
ord.  2nd  Nov.  1882;  trans,  to 
Fodderty  15th  July  1885. 

ARCHIBALD    MACDONALD,    trans, 
from  Logie-Easter,  and  adm.    19th 
Nov.  1885  ;  trans,  to  Kiltarlity  5th 
May  1892. 

DAVID  COLVILLE  MACMICHAEL, 

1892      M-A"   B-D,;    °rd'   27th   Sept-    1892; 

app.  min.  of  St  Andrew's  Church, 
Colombo,  Ceylon,  30th  Sept.  1912. 

JOHN  STEWART  M'CALLUM,  born 
lgl3  Killean,  Kintyre,  24th  March  1867, 
son  of  Donald  M.  and  Janet  Stewart; 
educated  at  Hutcheson's  Grammar  School 
and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Kintyre  in  1895;  assistant  at  Glenelg;  ord. 
to  Kilchoman  22nd  Nov.  1895 ;  trans,  to 
Stornoway  29th  Jan.  1904 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
16th  May  1913;  died  1st  Dec.  1918.  He 
marr.  24th  Sept.  1903,  Isabella  Leitch, 
daugh.  of  John  Thomson,  and  had  issue  — 


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201 


Catherine,  born  7th  Sept.  1904 ;  Grace, 
born  15th  Sept.  1906;  Margaret,  born  9th 
April  1909 ;  Ian,  born  4th  Nov.  1911. 

DUNCAN  MACARTHUR,  born  Port 
lgi9  Charlotte,  Islay,  11th  Feb.  1875,  son 
of  Duncan  M.  and  Ann  M'Cormick  ; 
educated  at  Port  Charlotte,  Bowmore,  and 
Kingussie  Schools  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ; 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dingwall  7th  May  1903  ; 
assistant  at  Beauly ;  ord.  to  Knoydart  27th 
Oct.  1903 ;  trans,  to  Kilninver  2nd  March 
1911;  trans,  and  adm.  3rd  June  1919. 
Marr.  29th  Dec.  1905,  Catherine  Jane, 
daugh.  of  Hugh  Maclean,  and  has  issue— 
Duncan,  born  24th  May  1908. 


LADYBURN  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  opened  here  on  26th  Dec. 
1875.  Disjoined  from  the  East  Parish  of 
Greenock,  and  erected  by  the  Court  of 
Teinds,  5th  June  1882.] 

THOMAS  KAY,  born  26th  Aug.  1819,  son 
1876  of  John  K.,  merchant,  Edinburgh ; 
educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh; 
ord.  missionary  at  Eday,  Orkney,  1864; 
adm.  min.  of  North  Ronaldshay  4th  May 
1866;  trans,  and  adm.  17th  May  1876; 
res.  17th  May  1897 ;  died  22nd  Jan.  1903. 
He  marr.  (1)  Isabella  Agnes  Hogg :  (2) 
14th  April  1857,  Margaret  Lumsden,  daugh. 
of  William  Wardlaw,  merchant,  Ratho,  and 
had  issue  —  Isabella  Richardson  ;  John  ; 
Annie,  died  2nd  April  1918.  Publication— 
The  Kirk  and  the  Book  (1885). 

ROBERT  MONTGOMERY  HARDIE, 
18Q7    M.A.,  B.D. ;  ord.  22nd  Sept.  1897; 
trans,  to  Cockpen  17th  Feb.  1903. 

ROBERT  AITKEN,  M.A.,  B.D.;   ord. 
1903     17t^  ^Une  1903;  trans,  to  St  George's 
Parish,  Paisley,  19th  May  1913. 

ROBERT  CLEGHORN  THOMSON, 
lgl3  born  Uddingston,  17th  Oct.  1877, 
son  of  Robert  Cleghorn  T.  and 
Agnes  Hay;  educated  at  Queen's  Park 
Academy  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A. 
(1903),  B.D.  (1906);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Glasgow  8th  May  1906 ;  assistant  at  Peebles 
1906-7,  at  Inverness  1907-8.    On  doctrinal 


grounds  he  res.  his  licence  in  1908,  and 
became  a  theological  tutor  at  Harley 
College,  London.  He  was  restored  as  a 
licentiate,  and  was  assistant  at  Alloa, 
1911-13;  ord.  to  this  charge  16th  Oct. 
1913 ;  elected  to  Wallacetown,  Dundee, 
but  died  before  admission,  6th  Oct.  1918, 
unmarr. 


1919 


GEORGE  HOPE  JAMIE,  born  30th 
Nov.  1891,  son  of  David  J.,  min. 
of  Ballingry ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh ;  M.A.  (1914) ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Edinburgh  1916 ;  ord.  Indian  Chaplain 
at  Jhansi  1916 ;  res.  and  became  assistant 
at  New  Greyfriars,  Edinburgh,  1918 ;  adm. 
to  this  charge  16th  Jan.  1919. 


MIDDLE  PARISH. 

[The  Middle  Parish  was  disjoined  from 
the  West  Parish  of  Greenock  by  the  Com- 
missioners for  the  Plantation  of  Kirks  on 
15th  July  1741.  At  first  this  was  known 
as  the  New  Parish.  In  1761  the  Middle 
Church  was  rebuilt.  Its  tower,  146  feet 
high,  was  added  in  1787.] 

JOHN  SHAW,  born  1712,  second  son  of 
7  Alexander  S.,  min.  of  Edinkillie ; 
M.A.  (St  Andrews  1738);  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Forres  22nd  Aug.  1736 ;  called 
30th  Sept.,  and  ord.  10th  Nov.  1741 ;  adm. 
a  burgess  of  Inveraray  30th  July  1744  ;  died 
6th  Nov.  1768.  He  marr.  9th  Dec.  1745, 
Agnes  (died  28th  April  1815),  daugh.  of 
Hugh  Hendry,  cooper,  Greenock,  and  had 
issue — Alexander,  born  16th  April  1748 ; 
John,  born  27th  April  1749,  died  26th 
March  1751 ;  Eleanor,  born  30th  June 
1750;  Hugh,  born  23rd  Sept.  1752,  died 
8th  Sept.  1756;  Jean,  born  6th  Oct.  1754, 
died  14th  Sept.  1756;  Grizel,  born  11th 
Nov.  1756,  died  9th  Oct.  1757  ;  Agnes,  born 
22nd  Jan.  1761  ;  Margaret,  born  7th  Feb. 
1763,  died  1853;  John,  born  17th  June 
1765  ;  Andrew,  born  13th  May  1767.  "  The 
only  existing  record  of  their  names,  day 
and  hour  of  birth  and  death,  is  on  a  leaf 
of  his  family  Bible"  [now  in  America]. — 
[Tombst. ;  Watt  Memorials,  p.  98  ;  William- 
son's Old  Greenock.  45.] 


202 


MIDDLE  PARISH 


[PRESB.  OF 


JOHN  ADAM,  born  1720,  son  of  John 
1769  A.,  min.  of  West  Kilbride ;  educated 
at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Irvine  29th  Jan.  1745  ;  ord.  to 
West  Kilbride  28th  March  1751  ;  called 
4rh  May  1769 ;  trans,  and  adm.  12th  July 
1769 ;  D.D.  (source  and  date  unknown)  ; 
died  5th  Aug.  1792.  He  marr.  (1)  29th 
July  1752,  Elizabeth  Parker,  who  died  27th 
Nov.  1779,  and  had  issue — John,  merchant, 
Greenock,  born  21st  June  1753,  died  21st 
May  1776 ;  William,  born  18th  Sept.  1754, 
died  27th  Feb.  1757;  Mary,  born  8th 
Aug.  1756,  died  19th  Dec.  1757;  Janet, 
born  27th  June  1758  ;  Robert,  merchant, 
Fayetteville,  North  Carolina,  born  9th  Dec. 
1760,  died  1804  j  Elizabeth,  born  31st  Oct. 
1762,  died  23rd  Aug.  1766;  Mary,  born 
3rd  June  1765  (marr.  John  Hendry,  min. 
of  Ardrossan) ;  John  William,  born  7th 
Nov.  1768  :  (2)  13th  Oct.  1783,  Agnes  (died 
s.p.  19th  Oct.  1826),  daugh.  of  Bailie  John 
Anderson,  merchant,  Greenock,  and  Helen 
Hill.  Publication — A  Sermon  (Glasgow, 
1785).— [Tombst.] 

JOHN  SCOTT,  born  Port  of  Menteith, 
17gs  1763,  son  of  John  S. ;  educated  at 
Port  of  Menteith  and  Aberfoyle 
Schools  and  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  in  1787 ;  tutor  in 
the  family  of  John  Wallace,  Greenock ; 
pres.  by  the  Town  Council  16th  Jan.,  and 
ord.  10th  May  1793;  D.D.  (Glasgow,  -22nd 
Feb.  1803);  died  23rd  March  ls36.  He 
marr.  8th  Feb.  1796,  Susan  (died  1st  Nov. 
1829),  daugh.  of  Alexander  Fisher  of  Dych-. 
mount,  and  had  issue— Mary,  born  18th 
Nov.  1796,  died  young;  John,  born  27th 
April  1799,  died  young;  Susan  Hutchison, 
born  6th  May,  and  died  23rd  Aug.  1801 ; 
Jean,  born  2nd  March  1804,  died  young; 
Alexander  John,  born  26th  March  1805 
[M.A.  (Glasgow  1824),  licentiate  of  the 
Church  of  Scotland,  1827-39  ;  charged  with 
heresy  and  deprived  of  his  license  :  was 
successively  a  min.  in  Woolwich  ;  Professor 
of  English,  University  College,  London; 
Professor  of  Hebrew,  Owens  College,  Man- 
chester, and  first  Principal  of  that 
College],  died  at  Yeytaux,  Switzerland, 
12th  Jan.  1866  j  Margaret,  born  26th  May 


1S06,  died  unmarr.  Publication — Sermons 
[Memoir]  (Edinburgh,  1839).—  [Smith's 
Fun.  Sarm. ;  Acts  of  Ass.,  1831  ;  Diet. 
Nat.  Biog.] 

WILLIAM   CUNNINGHAM,  assistant 

18S1     t0   Preceding   min. ;    ord.    (assistant 

and     successor)     15th     Oct.     1831  ; 

trans,  to  Trinity   Parish,  Edinburgh.  16th 

Jan.  1834. 


1835 


JAMES  SMITH,  born  Glasgow,  1796, 
son  of  James  S. ;  educated  at  Univ. 
of  St  Andrews  :  M.A.  (1817);  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Glasgow  3rd  May  1S20;  ord. 
to  Alva  6th  May  1823:  pres.  by  the 
Town  Council  2nd  Feb.,  trans,  and 
adm.  (assistant  and  successor)  11th  June 
1835.  Joined  the  Free  Church  in  1843; 
min.  of  Middle  Free  Church,  Greenock, 
1843-53  ;  sometime  clerk  of  Free  Presb.  of 
Greenock  ;  res.  and  resided  first  in  Jersey, 
and  afterwards  in  Hyde,  I.W.  :  died  5th 
March  1886.  He  marr.  3rd  Sept.  1828, 
Charlotte  Laura,  second  daugh.  of  Captain 
Richard  Bullen,  Scots  Greys,  and  had  issue 
— Laura  Jemima,  born  10th  June  1829 ; 
James  Richard,  born  22nd  May  1S31  ;  Jessie, 
born  15th  Jan.  1833  ;  Charles  Bullen,  born 
22nd  Jan.  1834,  died  23rd  Jan.  1S36  ;  John- 
stone, born  3rd  March  1S36  ;  Jane  Agnes, 
born  12th  Nov.  1837  :  Jemima  Bullen,  born 
23rd  July  1839  ;  George  William,  born  3rd 
June  1842. 


1S4S 


JAMES  REID  BROWN,  born  Cold- 
stream, 6th  Dec.  1796,  only  son  of 
Robert  B.  and  Isabella,  daugh.  of 
James  Reid,  Coldstream  :  educated  at 
Associate  Burgher  Hall  and  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Berwick 
14th  May  1819;  sometime  tutor  to  John 
Wilkie  of  Foulden  ;  ord.  min.  of  the  High 
Meeting,  Berwick-on-Tweed,  10th  Feb. 
1824;  trans,  to  the  Scots  Church,  Swallow 
Street,  London,  18th  Nov.  1S31 ;  D.D. 
(Glasgow  1834) ;  adm.  to  this  charge  26th 
Oct.  1843;  died  3rd  Oct.  1860.  As 
Moderator  of  the  Presb.  of  London  he 
pronounced  sentence  of  deposition  on 
Edward  Irving.  2nd  May  1S32.  He  accom- 
panied the  deputation  from  the  Church  of 
Scotland  who  congratulated  Queen  Victoria 


GREENOCK] 


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203 


on  her  accession  in  1837.  He  marr.  11th 
Nov.  1824,  Mary  Margaret  (died  26th  Feb. 
1860),  daugh.  of  John  Burke,  10  St  Andrew 
Square,  Edinburgh,  and  had  issue — Cather- 
ine Isabella,  died  unmarr.,  at  Edinburgh, 
10th  Aug.  1915,  aged  90;  Robert,  major 
Madras  Army,  died  at  London,  29th  May 
1869 ;  James  Reid,  captain  Madras  Staff 
Corps,  died  at  Glasgow,  10th  June  1891  ; 
Thomas  Reid,  stockbroker,  died  at  Edin- 
burgh, 26th  June  1905.  Publications— He 
was  at  one  time  on  the  staff  of  the  Times, 
to  which  he  contributed  many  articles, 
chiefly  on  Scottish  subjects. 

FREDERICK  LOCKHART  ROBERT- 
1861     SON,  trans,  from  Bonbill,  and  adm. 
16th  May  1861 ;    trans,  to  St  An- 
drew's Parish,  Glasgow,  28th  March  1873. 

JAMES   ALEXANDER   CAMPBELL, 
1874     trans-  from  North  Parish,  Stirling, 
and  adm.  19th  May  1874 ;  trans,  to 
Troqueer,  Dumfriesshire,  21st  Sept.  1876. 

DAVID  SMITH  PETERS,  born  Newton 
1877  of  Falkland  3rd  July  1845,  son  of 
David  P.  and  Ann  Smith ;  educated 
at  Falkland  School  and  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh; MA.  (1869);  licen.  by  Presb.  of 
Cupar  5th  Oct.  1872 ;  assistant  at  St 
George's  Parish,  Glasgow  ;  ord.  to  Newton- 
upon-Ayr  25th  Aug.  1875  ;  trans,  and  adm. 
13th  March  1877. 


THE  NORTH  PARISH  (Q.S.). 

[A  church,  built  for  this  district  in  1823, 
was  known  as  Blackhall  Street  Chapel. 
On  31st  May  1834  the  General  Assembly 
erected  this  as  a  separate  charge,  and  on 
30th  May  1836  it  was  granted  a  constitution 
as  a  chapel,  and  had  a  definite  district 
assigned  to  it.  In  1840  the  old  West 
Church,  built  for  the  town  and  parish  of 
Greenock  in  1592,  was  restored  and  made 
a  chapel  for  this  north  district.  The 
North  Parish  was  disjoined  from  the 
West  Parish  of  Greenock,  18th  March 
1872.  In  the  north  churchyard,  now  be- 
longing to  this  parish,  was  buried  in  1786 
Mary  Campbell,  the  "Highland  Mary"  of 


Robert  Burns.  In  1842  there  was  erected 
over  her  grave  a  monument  on  which  is 
sculptured  her  parting  with  the  poet,  and 
beneath  are  inscribed  the  lines — 

"  O  Mary  !  dear  departed  Shade  ! 
Where  is  thy  place  of  blissful  rest  ? "] 

NATHANIEL   MORREN,  MA. ;    ord. 

1823      20t^    ^Une    1823 '    trans-    t0    Brecnm 
28th  Sept.  1843. 

[Vacant  1843-65.] 

JAMES  RANKIN,  MA. ;  ord.  21st  July 
iMC     1865  ;    trans,   to   Muthil    4th    June 

lobo  _ 

1868. 


CHARLES  STRONG,  ord.  1868 ;  trans. 
ioqo     to  Anderston  Parish,  Glasgow,  16th 

lobo       ^  _         _  _ 

March  1871. 


WILLIAM    WEIR   TULLOCH,  M.A, 
1871     B.D. ;    ord.    10th    Aug.   1871 ;    first 
min.  of  the  parish  in  1872  ;  trans,  to 
Kelso  10th  Sept.  1874. 

ALEXANDER  ERSKINE  SHAND, 
lffJS  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ; 
M.A.  (1871) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edin- 
burgh ;  assistant  at  St  George's,  Edinburgh  ; 
ord.  25th  Feb.  1875  ;  died  3rd  May  1897. 
He  marr.  4th  June  1878,  Alison  (born  7th 
May  1853,  died  30th  Aug.  1902),  eldest 
daugh.  of  Alexander  Hay,  jeweller,  Edin- 
burgh, and  had  issue — Helen  Masters  Hay, 
born  30th  April  1879  ;  Catherine  Ballingall 
Clerk,  born  9th  Nov.  1881  ;  Thomas 
Graham,  born  15th  Sept.  1884. 

ADAM  CURRIE,  born  Leith,  6th  Feb. 
1898  18^5>  son  °f  Adam  C.  and  Agnes 
Beveridge ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh  ;  M.A.  (1886) ;  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Edinburgh  in  1889 ;  assistant  at  Tron 
Parish.  Edinburgh ;  ord.  missionary  to 
Mount  Mlanje,  British  Central  Africa, 
1891  ;  adm.  to  this  charge  29th  April  1898. 
Marr.  Jan.  1892,  Jessie,  daugh.  of  John 
Monteath,  Dunblane,  and  has  issue — Adam, 
Scots  Guards,  born  1894,  killed  in  action  in 
France,  23rd  Aug.  1918. 


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ST  ANDREWS  CHAPEL— ST  PAULS 


[PRESB.  OF 


ST  ANDREW'S  CHAPEL, 
WEST  STEWART  STREET. 

[This  charge  was  founded  1st  March  1835. 
A  church  was  built  in  1836.  It  was  re- 
tained by  the  Free  Church  after  the 
Secession.] 


1835 


JOHN  JAMES  BONAR,  born  25th 
March  1803,  son  of  James  Bonar, 
Second  Solicitor  of  Excise,  Edin- 
burgh, and  Marjory  Pyott  or  Maitland  ; 
educated  at  High  School  and  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Edinburgh 
25th  April  1827 ;  assistant  at  Middle 
Parish,  Greenock;  ord.  20th  Aug.  1835. 
Joined  the  Free  Church  in  1843 ;  min. 
of  St  Andrew's  Free  Church,  Greenock, 
1843-91;  D.D.  (Edinburgh,  20th  April 
1883),  died  7th  July  1891.  He  marr.  17th 
July  1838,  Isabella  (died  22nd  March  1875), 
youngest  daugh.  of  James  Watt  of  Ran- 
furly,  Renfrewshire,  and  had  issue — James 
of  Ranfurly,  M.A.  (Edinburgh),  born  1st 
May  1839,  died  14th  Sept.  1915;  John, 
born  20th  May  1840,  died  7th  Nov.  1907; 
William,  born  29th  April,  and  died  19th 
Sept.  1842;  Horatius  of  Ranfurly,  W.S., 
Edinburgh,  compiler  of  the  Pyott  or 
Maitland  Pedigree  (1914),  born  31st  July 
1843,  died  2nd  Feb.  1917 ;  Andrew,  born 
26th  July  1845,  died  31st  Aug.  1847.  Pub- 
lications—  Contributions  to  the  Presby- 
terian Review  (Edinburgh,  1832-48),  and 
the  Quarterly  Journal  of  Prophecy  (Lon- 
don, 1849  ff.). — [Jubilee  Memorial  of  Saint 
Andrew's  Parish  and  Congregation,  and  of 
their  first  Minister,  John  James  Bonar, 
D.D.  (Greenock,  1889);  Parting  Memorial 
of  John  James  Bonar,  D.D.  (Greenock, 
1892);  The  Christian,  29th  July  1893; 
Diet.  Nat.  Biog.] 


ST  PAUL'S  (Q.S.). 

[An  iron  chapel  was  opened  here  21st 
July  1878,  and  a  stone  church  5th  March 
1893.  The  parish  was  disjoined  from  the 
West  Parish  of  Greenock  29th  Nov.  1901.] 


1879 


THOMAS  FRANCIS  JOHNSTONE, 
born  1840,  son  of  Michael  Shaw 
Stewart  J.,  D.D.,  min.  of  Monigaff; 

educated  at  Leamington  College  and  Univ. 

of  Edinburgh ;   B.A.  (1861),  M.A.   (1862) ; 

licen.   by  Presb.  of   Wigtown   28th   June 

1864 ;  ord.  to  St  Boswells  20th  July  1865 ; 

trans,  and  adm.  15th  Jan.  1879 ;  adm.  first 

min.  of  the  parish  29th  Nov.  1901 ;  dem. 

18th   May   1908;    died   13th  March   1913. 

He  marr.  22nd  Jan.  1891,  Florence  Mary, 

daugh.  of  Norman   Cowley,  5th  Dragoon 

Guards,  but  had  no  issue. 


JOHN  CAMPBELL,  born  Glasgow,  20th 
April  1867,  son  of  Duncan  C.  and 
Jane  Wotherspoon  Simpson ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow;  M.A.  (1888), 
B.D.  (1891);  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Glasgow 
in  1891  ;  assistant  at  Kinghorn ;  ord.  to 
Monquhitter  28th  Sept.  1897  ;  trans,  and 
adm.  18th  Dec.  1908;  trans,  to  Tolbooth 
Parish,  Edinburgh,  19th  Sept.  1917.  Marr. 
3rd  Aug.  1898,  Margaret,  daugh.  of  Edward 
Swan,  farmer,  Mountskip,  Gorebridge,  and 
sister  of  Annie  S.  Swan,  the  novelist,  and 
has  issue — Duncan  Edward,  born  2nd  July 
1899  ;  Effie  Jean,  born  7th  March  1902 ; 
John  Colin,  born  9th  Jan.  1904  ;  Alexander 
Archibald,  born  9th  Feb.  1907.  Publica- 
tion— "Introduction  and  Commentary  on 
Epistles  to  Corinthians  "  (The  One  Volume 
Bible  Commentary,  London,  1909). 


CHARLES  LAING  WARR,  born  20th 
May  1892,  son  of  Alfred  W.,  min.  of 
Rosneath ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Edinburgh;  M.A.  (1913);  licen.  by  Presb. 
of  Dunbarton  1917;  assistant  at  St  Mungo's, 
Glasgow ;  served  as  lieut.  of  the  Argyll 
and  Sutherland  Highlanders  in  France; 
was  wounded  at  the  second  battle  of 
Ypres,  and  discharged  from  the  army ; 
ord.  7th  March  1918.  Marr.  30th  April 
1918,  Christian  Lawson  Aitken,  daugh.  of 
Robert  Rattray  Tulloch,  city  analyst, 
Glasgow.  Publications — The  Unseen  Host 
(Paisley,  1916);  Echoes  of  Flanders 
(London,  1916) ;  Alfred  Warr  of  Rosneath 
(Paisley,  1917). 


Greenock]      ST  THOMAS'S  CHAPEL— SOUTH— WELLPARK 


205 


1839 


ST  THOMAS'S  CHAPEL. 

[The  building  was  retained  by  the  Free 
Church  after  the  Secession  of  1843.] 

WILLIAM  LAUGHTON,  born  London, 
31st  Aug.  1812,  son  of  William  L., 
master  mariner  and  shipowner,  and 
Agatha  Boog ;  educated  at  Univ.  of  Edin- 
burgh;  ord.  18th  July  1839.  Joined  the 
Free  Church  in  1843 ;  min.  of  St  Thomas's 
Free  Church,  Greenock,  1843-97;  D.D. 
(Glasgow  1881) ;  Moderator  of  Free  Church 
General  Assembly  19th  May  1881;  died 
unmarr.  at  Edinburgh,  7th  Nov.  1897. 

SOUTH  (Q.S.). 

[The  parish  was  disjoined  from  the  West 
Parish  19th  July  1875.] 

CHARLES  DURWARD,  M.A.,  B.D. ; 
adm.  first  min.  of  the  parish  21st 
1875  Sept.  1875;  trans,  to  Scoonie  5th 
May  1881. 

JOHN  FORBES  MACPHERSON,  son 
of  Lauchlan  M.,  bedellus  of  the  Univ. 
of  Glasgow;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow ;  M.A.  (1872),  B.D.  (1875) ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Glasgow  ;  ord.  to  New  Rothesay 
27th  Sept.  1877  ;  trans,  and  adm.  27th  Oct. 
1881 ;  clerk  of  Presb. ;  res.  Dec.  1919.  Marr. 
13th  April  1882,  Jessie  Ewart,  daugh.  of  John 
Hannah,  and  has  issue — Elizabeth  Forbes, 
born  20th  May  1883;  Jessie  Blackwood 
Hannah,  born  22nd  Jan.  1885 ;  George 
Lauchlan,  born  2nd  Sept.  1886 ;  Barbara 
Gunn,born  26th  Nov.  1887  ;  John  Hannah, 
born  16th  Oct.  1889;  Robert,  born  23rd 
May  1892. 

JOHN  YOUNGSON  THOMSON, 
1920    trans,  from  Leadhills  1920. 


WELLPARK  (Q.S.). 

[A  church  was  built  in  1877,  and  the 
parish  was  disjoined  from  the  West  Parish 
of  Greenock,  21st  Feb.  1881.] 

HARCOURT     PETER    CHARLTON, 

B.A. ;    min.  at  Burt,  Ireland,   19th 

1877     Oct.  1858  to  3rd  Nov.  1875 ;  adm.  in 

1877 ;  trans,  to  Stranraer  27th  March  1879. 


1881 


WILLIAM  WILSON,  born  Druma- 
la7g  donald,  Co.  Down,  Ireland,  June 
1842,  son  of  James  W.  and  Margaret 
Mair ;  educated  at  Queen's  College,  Bel- 
fast ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Belfast  in  1873  ;  ord. 
to  Spa,  Presb.  of  Comber,  Ireland,  5th  May 
1874  ;  adm.  to  this  charge  18th  July  1879  ; 
first  min.  of  the  parish  in  1881  ;  dem.  in 
1916.  Marr.  June  1878,  Jane  Young, 
daugh.  of  James  Killen,  D.D.,  Comber, 
and  has   issue — Jane  ;  Florence. 

CHARLES  PETER  GRANT,  born  3rd 
Jan.  1882,  son  of  Alexander  G.,  min. 
of   Stoer,   Sutherland ;   educated   at 

Kingussie  School  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh  ; 

M.A.  (1904) ;  licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dornoch  in 

1907  ;  assistant  at  St  Michael's,  Dumfries  ; 

ord.  to  Greengairs  28th  Sept.  1910 ;  trans. 

and  adm.  (assistant   and   successor)   15th 

Aug.  1916. 


THE     WEST    PARISH,    formerly 
THE  PARISH  OF  GREENOCK. 

[On  18th  Nov.  1589,  at  Holyrood  House, 
King  James  VI.  granted  John  Shaw  of 
Greenock  authority  to  erect  a  church  for 
this  rising  town  and  its  neighbourhood. 
The  church  was  then  built  and  opened  5th 
Oct.  1591.  An  Act  of  Parliament  giving 
sanction  to  the  proceedings  was  passed  on 
5th  June  1592.  By  another  Act,  passed  on 
8th  June  1594,  this  parish  was  disjoined  by 
Parliament  from  Inverkip  and  erected  as 
the  Parish  of  Greenock,  a  name  which  it 
continued  to  bear  till  the  erection  of  the 
East  Parish  in  1809.  In  1636  the  Lord 
Commissioners  for  the  Plantation  of  Kirks 
enlarged  the  parish  of  Greenock  by  adding 
to  it  various  lands  taken  from  the  parishes 
of  Inverkip  and  Houston.  There  were  of 
old  two  chapels  within  the  bounds  assigned 
to  the  parish  of  Greenock,  besides  the  chapel 
of  St  Laurence  in  what  is  now  the  East 
Parish.  One  of  these  chapels  stood  at 
Chapelton,  in  the  extreme  east  of  the 
parish,  and  the  other  was  the  chapel  of  St 
Blaan  at  Kilblaan.  There  were  two  yearly 
fairs  held  of  old  times  in  Greenock — St 
Helen's  Fair,  and  the  Fair  of  St  Laurence. 
The  latter  was  held  beside  St  Laurence's 


^06 


WEST  PARISH 


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Chapel,  whose  site  was  near  where  the 
East  Church  now  stands.  The  West 
Parish  Church  was  rebuilt  on  a  new  site 
in  1840,  and  a  tower  added  to  it  in  1854.] 

ANDREW  MUEDO  [MUEDOCH], 
1591  M.A.  (St  Andrews  1582);  adm.  to 
Kippen  in  1587 ;  trans,  and  adm. 
after  8th  Feb.  1591.  [In  Notes  on  Greenock 
Writs  (Advocates'  Library),  his  name  is 
given  as  Mure,  or  Murehead.]—  [Stirling 
Presb.  Beg.] 

PATEICK  SHAW,  pres.  by  James  VI. 
5         Nov.  1593  ;  trans,  to  Selkirk  in  1596. 
— [Williamson's   Old  Greenock,   2nd 
ser.,  51.] 


1598 


JOHN  [not  Malcolm  as  in  the  Report 
of  the  Commission  of  1627]  LAING, 
MA.  (Glasgow  1594) ;  min.  in  1598  ; 
died  Feb.  1639,  aged  about  65.  One  of 
his  parishioners  was  "  delated  "  before  the 
Presb.  for  "  invading,  abusing,  and  striking 
his  pastor  in  the  market-place"  on  a  market 
day  in  1602.  For  thisoffence  he  was  ordered 
to  make  the  round  of  all  the  kirks  in  the 
Presb.  on  successive  Sundays  in  time  of 
divine  service,  and  present  himself  at  the 
place  of  public  repentance,  bareheaded  and 
barefooted,  in  sackcloth,  till  the  end  of  the 
sermon,  and  confess  his  offence  and  sorrow 
for  it.  On  the  last  Sunday  he  was  to 
present  himself  in  the  public  place  of 
repentance  in  the  kirk  of  Greenock,  humble 
himself  on  the  floor  of  the  kirk  on  his 
knees,  and  crave  God's  mercy.  L.  marr. 
Janet  Craig,  and  had  issue — James,  min. 
of  Kirknewton,  served  heir  31st  Jan. 
1640. — [Reg.  Assig. ;  Reg.  Old  Dec. ;  Glasg. 
Tests. ;  Commiss.  to  Ass.,  1638 ;  Inq.  Ret. 
Gen.,  2472 ;  Reg.  of  Deeds,  cccclxvi.,  217  ; 
Old  Greenock,  2nd  ser.,  52.] 

JAMES  TAYLOE,  M.A. ;  pres.  by  John 
Shaw  of  Greenock,  acting  for  James, 
Earl  of  Abercorn,  the  "undoubted 
patron,"  and  ord.  11th  Feb.  1640 ;  trans,  to 
Mearns  20th  July  1665. 

WILLIAM    CAMEEON,    born    about 

1637,  son  of  Archibald  C,  min.  of 

Buchanan ;    educated    at    Univ.    of 

Glasgow  ;  M.A.  (1657) ;  pres.  by  John  Shaw 


1640 


of  Greenock,  and  ord.  before  19th  Dec.  1667  ; 
various  charges  (afterwards  shown  to  be 
unfounded)  being  brought  against  him,  his 
health  became  shattered,  and  he  dem.  at 
the  end  of  1680.  For  several  years  he  was 
supported  by  collections  made  by  his  former 
co-Presbyters  and  their  congregations.  On 
2nd  Oct.  1689  he  petitioned  the  Synod  for 
supply  for  himself  and  his  wife  and  family 
("  being  in  a  starving  condition  "),  and  the 
General  Assembly,  13th  Nov.  1690  and  25th 
Dec.  1695,  recommended  him  to  the  Privy 
Council  for  charity.  From  the  Univ.  of 
Glasgow  also  he  received  £200  on  19th 
Feb.  1691.  He  died  at  Edinburgh,  29th 
Jan.  1698.  He  marr.  Mary  Wauchope,  who 
survived  him,  and  had  issue  —  Elizabeth 
(marr.  Eobert  Kincaid,  schoolmaster,  Salt- 
coats), and  eight- others. — [Glasg.  Tests.; 
Edin.  Reg.  {Bur.)  ;  Maitland  Miscell.,  iv. ; 
Acts  of  Ass.,  1690,  1695.] 


1681 


ANDEEW  CEANSTOUN,  probably 
related  to  John  O,  min.  of  Crail- 
ing ;  was  a  student  within  the 
bounds  of  the  Presb. ;  M.A.  (Edinburgh 
1673) ;  pres.  by  Sir  John  Shaw ;  had  a 
testimonial  for  ordination  1st  June,  and 
inst.  5th  July  1681.  He  is  not  mentioned 
after  26th  Oct.  1681,  but  the  parish  was  not 
vacant  till  Jan.  1682. 

DAVID  MITCHELL,  born  Alloa,  about 
1683  1646 ;  M.A.  (Edinburgh  1666) ;  licen. 
by  George,  Bishop  of  Edinburgh,  15th 
Feb.  1668  ;  app.  schoolmaster  of  Alloa  28th 
Sept.  1673  ;  clerk  of  Presb.  of  Stirling ;  ord. 
to  Stevenston  before  1st  June  1681 ;  pres. 
by  Sir  John  Shaw ;  coll.  and  inst.  26th  May 
1683  [he  served  his  own  edict  before  institu- 
tion] ;  app.  clerk  of  Presb.  12th  Nov.  1684  ; 
probably  outed  at  the  Eevolution.  He  is 
described  as  "  a  quiet  and  peaceable  man." 
Apparently  in  "  great  distress,"  he  was  given 
a  sum  of  £5,  lis.  ljd.  sterling  by  the  Univ. 
of  Glasgow  20th  April  1697.  The  date  of 
his  death  is  unknown. — [Alloa  Sess.  Reg.] 


[ALEXANDEE  GOEDON,  M.A. ;  de- 
prived min.  of  Inveraray ;  officiated 
here   from  Nov.    1687 ;   returned   to 
Inveraray  6th  Aug.  1690.] 


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JOHN  STIRLING,  trans,  from  Inch- 
1694  mnan»  and  adm.  11th  Sept.  1694; 
dem.  8th  July  1701,  on  appointment 
as  Principal  of  the  Univ.  of  Glasgow 
(q.v.),  in  succession  to  his  uncle,  William 
Dunlop. 

ANDREW  TURNER,  born  Port  of 
1704  Mentevtn>  son  °f  David  T. ;  edu- 
cated at  Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Hamilton  6th  April  1692  ;  ord. 
to  Erskine  22nd  Sept.  1692;  called  12th 
Sept.  1703  ;  trans,  and  adm.  2nd  Feb.  1704  ; 
died  30th  Nov.  1718.  He  took  a  leading 
part  in  dealing  with  the  witches  of  Renfrew- 
shire, especially  the  case  of  Christian  Shaw, 
daugh.  of  the  laird  of  Bargarran,  parish  of 
Erskine.  He  marr.  18th  April  1694,  Kath- 
erine,  daugh.  of  Thomas  Kennedy,  min.  at 
Glasgow,  and  had  issue — David,  his  suc- 
cessor here ;  Thomas,  min.  of  Stirling ; 
Margaret  (marr.  James  Anderson,  min.  of 
Rosneath). — [Glasg.  Reg.  {Marr.) ;  Lees's 
Abbey  of  Paisley,  329 ;  Metcalfe's  Hist,  of 
the  County  of  Renfrew,  330.] 

DAVID  TURNER,  born  1695,  son  of 
1721  Precedrng ;  educated  at  Univ.  of 
Glasgow;  M.A.  (13th  April  1715); 
licen.  by  Presb.  of  Dunoon ;  pres.  by  Sir 
John  Shaw  of  Greenock  4th  July  1720 ; 
ord.  12th  Jan.  1721 ;  died  Father  op  the 
Church  9th  Dec.  1785.  He  marr.  30th 
March  1740,  Janet  (died  13th  Aug.  1799), 
daugh.  of  John  Hunter  of  Kilbowie,  and 
had  issue — Anne,  born  24th  Jan.  1741 ; 
Elizabeth,  born  29th  Jan.  1743;  Andrew, 
born  2nd  April  1747 ;  David,  merchant, 
Greenock,  died,  aged  23 ;  Thomas  of  Kil- 
bowie, merchant,  Greenock ;  James,  some- 
time town-clerk  of  Greenock,  Parliamentary 
Solicitor  in  London. 

COLIN  GILLIES,  pres.  by  John  Shaw 
l774     Stewart,  and  ord.  (assistant  and  suc- 
cessor)  12th    May   1774;    trans,    to 
Laigh  Parish,  Paisley,  19th  Dec.  1781. 

ALLAN  M'AULAY,  probably  second  son 
1786  °^  J°nn  M-,  Barony  Parish,  Glasgow  ; 
M.A.  (Glasgow  1770) ;  pres.  by  John 
Shaw  Stewart,  and  ord.  27th  July  1786 ; 
died  8th  Nov.  1791,  aged  41.  He  marr.  4th 
Nov.   1788,   Margaret  Hopkins,  who   was 


resident  in  Greenock  25th  March  1807, 
and  had  issue — an  only  daugh.,  Jane,  born 
16th  Aug.  1789. 

ROBERT  STEELE  [STEEL],  descended 
1792  fr°m  the  martyr  John  Brown  of 
Priesthill,  born  15th  Aug.  1749 
[another  account  gives  May  1754],  second 
son  of  William  S.,  farmer,  Skellyhill  and 
Waterhead,  parish  of  Douglas ;  educated 
at  Lesmahagow  and  Hamilton  Schools  and 
Univ.  of  Glasgow ;  tutor  to  Sir  Thomas 
MacDougall  Brisbane  of  Brisbane ;  licen. 
by  Presb.  of  Irvine  13th  Feb.  1787  ;  assist- 
ant at  Doune  ;  pres.  by  John  Shaw  Stewart 
14th  Jan.,  and  ord.  21st  June  1792  \  died  6th 
Dec.  1 831.  He  marr.  9th  June  1794,  Marion 
(died  21st  April  1839),  daugh.  and  co-heiress 
of  John  Boyd-Cuninghame  of  Carlung,  Ayr- 
shire, and  had  issue — Elizabeth,  born  6th 
May  1795 ;  Mary,  born  22nd  Dec.  1796  ; 
William,  advocate,  Sheriff-Substitute  of 
Stirling  and  Dunbarton,  born  27th  June 
1798,  died  28th  Dec.  1880 ;  Jane,  born  3rd 
Feb.  1800;  Marion,  born  29th  Nov.  1801, 
died  11th  Jan.  1842  ;  Janet,  born  17th  Jan. 
1804  (marr.  Thomas  Brown,  min.  of  Inver- 
kip) ;  Margaret,  born  3rd  Jan.  1806  ;  Helen, 
born  4th  Nov.  1808,  died  23rd  March  1846  ; 
Katherine  Maxwell,  born  15th  Feb.  1817. — 
[Douglas  Sess.  Reg. ;  Tombst.~\ 

[After  the  death  of  Mr  Steele  the  charge 
was  offered  to  Thomas  Chalmers,  D.D., 
who  declined  it,  but  recommended  Mr 
MacFarlan.] 

PATRICK    MACFARLAN,    born    4th 

1832  APr^  1>781>  son  °f  Jonri  Warden  M., 
min.  of  Second  Charge,  Canongate 
Parish,  Edinburgh ;  educated  at  High 
School  and  Univ.  of  Edinburgh ;  licen.  by 
Presb.  of  Edinburgh  28th  Dec.  1803;  ord. 
to  Kippen  4th  Sept.  1806  ;  trans,  to  Polmont 
13th  July  1810  ;  trans,  to  St  John's  Parish, 
Glasgow  [as  successor  to  Thomas  Chalmers, 
D.D.],  29th  July  1824  ;  trans,  to  St  Enoch's 
Parish,  Glasgow,  1825;  pres.  by  Sir  Michael 
Shaw  Stewart,  Bart. ;  trans,  and  adm.  27th 
July  1832.  He  was  examined  before  the 
Committee  of  the  House  of  Commons  on  the 
Patronage  Question,  20th  and  25th  March 
1834,  and  was  Moderator  of  Assembly  22nd 


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May  that  year.  Joined  the  Free  Church 
in  1843 ;  min.  of  the  West  Free  Church, 
Greenock,  1843-9 ;  Moderator  of  Free 
Church  General  Assembly  22nd  May  1845  ; 
died  13th  Nov.  1849.  He  rnarr.  8th  Jan. 
1808,  Catherine  (died  21st  Dec.  1815,  aged 
31),  daugh.  of  Robert  Clason,  min.  of  Logie, 
Dunblane,  and  had  issue — Ann,  born  11th 
April  1810,  died  25th  Nov.  1831 ;  Helen, 
born  17th  June  1811 ;  Catherine,  born  21st 
June  1813  (marr.  Alexander  Melville,  min. 
of  Falkirk),  died  at  Paris,  25th  Feb.  1866 ; 
John,  min.  of  Middle  Free  Church,  Green- 
ock, born  2nd  May  1815,  died  18th  Dec.  1891. 
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